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What got you here and why you should care

By | November 24th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

Our accumulated life-to-date experiences cause us to believe in and rely on the abilities we think got us here. “It worked last time; I’ll try it [...]

It’s not about you anymore

By | November 2nd, 2015|Leadership, Life|

One of the great discoveries about participating in leadership is that “it’s not about you any more.” You can focus your energies, efforts and expertise [...]

There are two kinds of simplicity

By | August 17th, 2015|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

There are two kinds of simplicity. The first is on this side of complexity. It is easy, cheap and superficial. It doesn’t ask for much. [...]

How will your future arrive?

By | August 4th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

What got us here wont’t get us there. Many, if not most, upwardly mobile executives made a name for themselves by solving hard problems. While [...]

Give yourself a break

By | July 24th, 2015|Life|

We all need to get away sometimes. “Away” doesn’t have to be somewhere exotic, or some place that involves boarding passes or long car trips. [...]

Context matters

By | July 6th, 2015|Communication, Life, Thinking Differently|

If you change the context, you change the meaning of something. For example, if you desire more clarity, add contrast. Contrast creates clarity. Watch the video. [...]

In praise of praise

By | May 20th, 2015|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life|

One of the secrets to human performance is hidden in plain sight. That is, most don’t see it or they ignore it. The amazing part [...]

So, what else have you got?

By | April 16th, 2015|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

Of course I remember you! You were that wunderkind in your early work days who plowed through tasks and got things done at an amazing [...]

Do you really know how to “think out of the box?” – Part 3, How can I escape the box?

By | April 2nd, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

The previous post, and the one before that, demonstrated that the unrealized act of self-deception is one of the largest factors undermining relationships, teamwork, and [...]

Do you really know how to “think out of the box?” – Part 2, How bad could it be?

By | March 26th, 2015|Life, Thinking Differently|

In my last post we looked at how self-deception can put us “in a box” and literally keep us from “thinking outside the box.” When [...]

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