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Tag: Growing Edges

Complexity and Transformation

March 22, 2017 0 Comments
Complexity and Transformation

(This is the final post in a three part series on how growing complexity is transforming our lives.) Continuous Transformation: The common lament these days is that the pace of change is on an exponential trajectory. We struggle to keep up. Knowledge (and of course data) is increasing by leaps and bounds every second. All facets […]

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Even IF You’re on the Right Track

April 27, 2016 0 Comments
Even IF You’re on the Right Track

Even if you’re on the right track, you have to be moving fast enough to stay ahead of the train of technology change or you will be run over! Being slow to adapt isn’t cutting it these days. And the juggernaut is getting faster all the time. I just received a “Call for Papers” from the […]

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Your Weakness Can Become A Strength

June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Your Weakness Can Become A Strength

I’ve often pointed out the corollary to that headline as: “A strength, overused, will become a weakness.” I think both of these sayings are worth keeping in mind as we continue the hard work of developing ourselves and others. There are many historic examples of people struggling to overcome weaknesses and turning them into strengths. […]

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The Trouble With Answers

May 20, 2015 0 Comments
The Trouble With Answers

The trouble with answers is that they almost always close off any other possibilities. I usually have answers — especially when I’m not “on my game.” If I don’t, I work hard to derive them from the problem space. I often get frustrated if I can’t find an answer to a question. But when I’m on […]

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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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Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

September 17, 2014
Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow required me to be slow and deliberate in my reading. I stopped frequently to mull over what Kahneman had to say and it was worth every bit of energy I expended. Kahneman starts with this “wish:” “So this is my aim for watercooler conversations: improve the ability to identify […]

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Intuition – Trust But Verify

August 27, 2014
Intuition – Trust But Verify

President Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but verify.” He apparently liked this old Russian proverb (doveryai no proveryai) and used it frequently. I too like that proverb and believe we, as leaders, should act upon it in many situations including when inclined to follow our “gut feelings” or intuition. I find it helpful to have a healthy […]

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Leadership and Coaching

August 20, 2014
Leadership and Coaching

I want to write about one of the most important aspects of leadership — developing others. By developing others, I don’t mean simply making sure everyone has the technical competency required to do their job. I’m more interested in what we as leaders do to help peers and employees develop as leaders in their own right […]

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Systems Thinking and Trust

July 30, 2014
Systems Thinking and Trust

I use the term “systems thinking” frequently and I’m quite sure it isn’t always clear what I actually mean when I use that phrase. There are various levels of “systems thinking.” On a very large scale, we are learning more and more about how interdependent life is here on earth. No change, regardless of how […]

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What Do You Underline?

June 11, 2014
What Do You Underline?

[Updated 2016-02-20] I read incessantly. Usually, I am reading for education and business. Generally the topics are in the realm of Neuroscience, Leadership, Business and Personal Development. Occasionally, I will read science fiction for fun and relaxation. Perhaps only one or two “fun” books per year though, and that’s out of a total of at least […]

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