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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 [...]

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. [...]

Are you too smart for your own good?

By | June 4th, 2015|Leadership, Thinking Differently|

OK, you’re a smart person. Really smart. Earlier, during your education and your career, your “smarts” were both reinforced and rewarded. Good for you! You’ve [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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