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Do you really know how to think “out of the box?” – Part 1

By | March 23rd, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

Most don’t. Oh, it's not because they’re not smart or that opportunities don’t abound. It’s not even because teachers, consultants and the like aren’t overflowing [...]

Wrong place. Now what?

By | March 16th, 2015|Character, Competence, Leadership|

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the eldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt. Ted, as he was often called, had served in WWI on [...]

Your scary future, Part 7; how do you find comfort in an uncomfortable world?

By | November 5th, 2014|Competence, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Every generation seems to feel that it has the most complex and challenging of times. They’re no more or less right than we are. We [...]

Your scary future, Part 6; flexing and all that jazz

By | August 25th, 2014|Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

V.U.C.A. world or not, we still have to make a difference. We still have to contribute. We still have to deliver value. And that means [...]

Your scary future, Part 5; the necessity of a prepared mind

By | August 19th, 2014|Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

The future is about change; both dangerous discontinuity and positive permutation. The future is very complicated. The whole of it is greater than the sum [...]

Your scary future, Part 4: the lady or the tiger?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

How would you decide? “The Lady, or the Tiger?” begins with a description of a “semi-barbaric” king who rules his kingdom with a heavy hand. [...]

Your scary future, Part 3: sense and sensibility

By | July 15th, 2014|Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

Listen for a word: absolutely (and its kin: exactly, precisely, of course, no doubt, without question, totally, undoubtedly, clearly, utterly). How often do you hear [...]

Your scary future, Part 2: what kind of problem do you have?

By | July 6th, 2014|Competence, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

You have had problems. You currently have problems and you will have problems. Our world has always been characterized by some degree of uncertainty and [...]

Your scary future, Part 1

By | June 23rd, 2014|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

We are moving from a world of problems, which demand speed, analysis, and elimination of uncertainty to solve – to a world of dilemmas which [...]

Is busy the new lazy?

By | April 23rd, 2014|Life, Thinking Differently|

I haven't posted here in months. I’ve been busy. Sound familiar? “I’ve been busy” or “I’m too busy.” A few months ago a good friend, [...]

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