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Learning to Zig-Zag or Realizing that Success Isn’t Always a Straight Path

June 25, 2013 by

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  The fastest point from A to B is a straight line, right? Not always.  Leaders recognize that in terms of career development, the best path is one that is focused on experiential learning and breadth of experience.  This means there may be lateral and forward motion, will little or no steps backward.  It can […]

WorkLife Balance or The Pig and Bacon versus The Chicken and Eggs

June 23, 2013 by

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There has been much discussion regarding the topic of work life balance.  While some would argue that it is possible to strike a balance between the demands of work and the needs of your personal life, others would contend that there is no such thing.  Instead, they counter that there will be sacrifices, opportunity costs […]

Stranger Theory or Using Visuals to Make Your Workplace Speak

June 19, 2013 by

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From a lean standpoint, stranger theory implies that an organization’s workplace should have visuals that are so clear and easily understood that even a stranger can “go and see” the status of the operations at any given point.   The visual controls used should meet the needs of the operations team and the leadership team in […]

The Influential Wisdom and Sustenance of Knowledge Management (Part 1)

June 16, 2013 by

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As leaders we have a challenge of translating data to organizational wisdom. Soltis Consulting does an excellent job of explaining how to move from data to wisdom, creating sustainable organizational knowledge.

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

June 16, 2013 by

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability One of our favorite TED talks that speaks to the power of being vulnerable.  Vulnerability allows us the opportunity to explore our opportunities for growth and development.  By recognizing our vulnerability, we are able to modify how we perceive ourselves as well as others, making us better leaders. Enjoy!

Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders by Scott Williams

June 16, 2013 by

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Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders by Scott Williams Excellent 5 minute video that reminds us that leadership is more than management, it develops and cultivates others to be followers and future leaders.

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy by Derek Sivers

June 16, 2013 by

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First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy by Derek Sivers All it takes is one person to follow… enjoy!

Don’t Let Your Mind Be A Shackle

June 10, 2013 by

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“I think, therefore I am” Rene Descartes The human brain is quite powerful.  Perceptions become reality, reality becomes folly.  Those seeking personal and professional growth cannot allow their thinking to inhibit them. Strategies such as understanding the power of thought, defining your goals and then taking the actions needed to achieve it, and delaying gratification […]

Know Where the Cliff Is, then Act Like Its Not There

June 9, 2013 by

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What often holds us back from great success, happiness or even a sense of fulfillment is fear. Fear of the unkown, fear of failure, or even fear of reaching our potential.  These fears act as barriers between who or where we are and who we can become or where we can go.  While it is […]

Can’t See The Forest for the Trees or Selective Attention and What We Can Learn

June 7, 2013 by

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Do a quick search on YouTube(c) and you will find a host of videos, long and short, that illustrate selective attention and it’s basic premise.  In essence, by spending a concentrated effort focusing on one thing, larger, more obvious things get missed.  This notion is summarily captured in the phrase, “can’t see the forest from […]