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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, [...]

Why you can’t have everything

By | May 15th, 2013|Life, Thinking Differently|

Picture a small boy in a candy store with a $20 bill in his pocket. As he looks around the store at all the wonderful [...]

Now is no time to be ignorant

By | January 26th, 2013|Competence, Life|

Earlier this week I was reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King's quote, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” and [...]

Not much has changed

By | November 9th, 2012|Life, Strategy|

Recently, I reconnected with an old friend. A mutual friend had told me of the strife our friend had experienced over the past few years [...]

Stories are difference-makers

By | October 10th, 2012|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life|

"Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how [...]

Now, more than ever before

By | July 3rd, 2012|Life|

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, [...]

The Organizational Hunger Games

By | April 26th, 2012|Character, Leadership, Life, Strategy, Thinking Differently|

In the movie, The Hunger Games, North America has been destroyed by some unknown apocalyptic event and the nation of Panem exists in its place. [...]

Victims, villains and rescuers

By | April 23rd, 2012|Character, Communication, Leadership, Life, Strategy|

Dudley Do-Right was the hero of a segment of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, a cartoon entertainment show from my youth. Dudley was a dim-witted [...]

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