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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 [...]

Political correctness is killing business

By | April 18th, 2012|Life, Thinking Differently|

Top photo: Dad on left in "Ol' B29" amtrac. Bottom: Dad marked with "x" - "Chow time on Saipan" Click on picture to enlarge. [...]

Who do you trust?

By | April 2nd, 2012|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

We encounter people in life who give us – with the best of intentions – advice and counsel that is inherently biased. In the 1967 [...]

What do your subordinates say about you?

By | January 17th, 2012|Character, Leadership, Life|

This story is told by David Kirk Hart, former professor at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. It comes to me by way of my [...]

Are you a good lie detector?

By | January 10th, 2012|Character, Communication, Life|

According to TIME magazine article "Lies, Lies, Lies" (Oct 5, 1992), "Lies flourish in social uncertainty, when people no longer understand, or agree on, the [...]

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