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Filters

September 20, 2017 0 Comments
Filters

Optical Filters The optical filters with which I am most familiar are those that photographers use to enhance their images and videos. These particular filters screw into or clip onto the camera lens. I’m not going to bore you with examples of how the filters are used. Suffice it to say that filters modify the […]

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Preach and Practice

July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Preach and Practice

Quotation Well, I’ve heard it stated many different ways. What I grew up with was the quote, “Practice what you preach.” Then, I’ve been given to believe that Charles Murray states it as, “Do not preach what you do not practice.” Same message though. Leaders must be authentic, do as they request others to do, […]

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Connected

October 26, 2016 0 Comments
Connected

Leaders Are Expected To Be Connected In today’s world, relationships are the currency of leadership. As leaders, one of the values we add to the organizations we lead is being well connected in the community. More than ever, leaders are expected to build safe and transparent work environments. Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) Especially in the […]

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Applecyber

March 9, 2016 0 Comments
Applecyber

Last week I posted my thoughts on Tim Cook and how he is handling the FBI security grab controversy. I refrained from stating how I felt about the issue in order to stay focused on Mr. Cook’s leadership. This week, I will wade in on the technology, privacy and security issue. First, let me make […]

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Leadership, Epistemic Arrogance and Knowledge

February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Leadership, Epistemic Arrogance and Knowledge

I mentioned, in a previous post, that I liked the phrase coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NNT), “epistemic arrogance.” I will avoid trying to expand on the meaning of the phrase, but instead will refer you to NNT’s book. Suffice it to say that many studies show that we humans are far too confident in […]

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Frank Conversations

November 4, 2015 0 Comments
Frank Conversations

What went right on that last project? What went wrong? Did we live up to our Vision and Values? Given that we were successful, what can we do to improve? Given that we missed the mark, what can we do to not miss the mark next time? And what about our “every day” business processes? […]

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What If?

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
What If?

There has been a lot of talk about the efficacy of advertising. It seems folks are especially questioning the “old line” stuff like direct mail, telemarketing and print advertising. I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past several years and so I’ve developed a bit of a bias. My belief is that advertising […]

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Thanks

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Thanks

Managing Culture We know we want to build a culture where our employees feel safe (personally), have autonomy, gain mastery and have pretty much the same values as their colleagues and leadership. A lot goes into building and actively managing such a culture. One simple thing is — thanks. The open and often public acknowledgement […]

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Misleading Analogies

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Misleading Analogies

Comparisons Well-made analogies can be quite useful, informative and enlightening. Or, they can be ill formed and/or carried too far. Here’s a definition: a·nal·o·gy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Seems straight forward enough. I like analogies and use them often. […]

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The Ad-Man Dieth . . .

June 3, 2015 0 Comments
The Ad-Man Dieth . . .

There was a “spot” on the technology podcast I regularly watch which indicated that a company was going to make new software available for cell phone providers. What was interesting is that this new software is designed to strip ads out of content before it is delivered to the user. One telecom company  has already […]

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