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Archive for October, 2014

Leadership, Rivers and Growing Edges

October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Leadership, Rivers and Growing Edges

A continuing theme on this blog, and indeed on almost any leadership forum, is the need for a flood of new ideas; new solutions. To most people in leadership roles, that implies that we desire fresh thinking. We want people to continuously push on their growing edges. And that fresh thinking applies to many aspects of […]

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Leadership, Eggs and Intentions

October 22, 2014 0 Comments
Leadership, Eggs and Intentions

Inspiration comes at the strangest times. For example, it is my duty to make breakfast — and I do so almost every morning. The occasional restaurant breakfast meeting breaks up the routine from time-to-time, but generally I’m in the kitchen preparing breakfast at about 5:30 am. I like to mix things up a bit, so […]

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Technology and Jobs – Part II

October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Technology and Jobs – Part II

It’s like buying that new car — once you own it, you see the same model everywhere. Since I decided to start voicing my concern about where we are headed with technology and jobs, I’m finding that I’m not alone in my concerns. A friend and colleague, David Salahi, has been listening to my “diatribe” […]

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Slightly More Than A Business

October 8, 2014
Slightly More Than A Business

There are a lot of words spoken, ink spilled and brain cycles expended on the concept of culture in a business. The topic is important because, as we all know, culture trumps procedures every time. It doesn’t matter what the Policy and Procedure manuals say, people do what is expected by and acceptable in the […]

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Book Review: The Chinese Secrets for Success by YuKong Zhao

October 5, 2014
Book Review: The Chinese Secrets for Success by YuKong Zhao

In this interesting book, YuKong Zhao shares “Five Inspiring Confucian Values” which he states are the secrets for China’s success. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I will share that during the decade of the 90’s I spend a great deal of time studying Taoism and a bit of Confucianism. When it comes to […]

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Book Review: Failure; The Secret to Success by Robby Slaughter

October 1, 2014
Book Review: Failure; The Secret to Success by Robby Slaughter

The topic of failing as a path to success is not new. It is almost cliche these days that we “need to fail forward faster.” And Robby Slaughter has done a fine job of building a compendium of both famous and not so well known examples of how failure and persistence has led to success […]

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