Month: May 2013

The Creative Twist

Too often, leaders accept defeat when challenges seem insurmountable.  They concede quickly, bowing to the pressures of the day.  If others in similar situations can’t overcome certain obstacles, it is easy to rationalize that nothing can be done. While some shrug their shoulders and accept the unacceptable, others are busy getting creative and generating meaningful […]

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More, Less, Stop

In our frenetically busy lives, we all smack up against the same obstacle: time.  The 24-hour clock is a brutal and unforgiving foe.  It’s easy to fill the hours, feeling busy and anxious, only to look back at a stunningly puny amount of productivity. With unlimited access to information and frictionless global markets for goods, […]

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You’re Always Interviewing

Think how polished you were on the day you interviewed for your job.  Or applied for a small business loan.  Or went on the first date with your spouse.  You took the time to look and act sharp.  You were engaged, thoughtful, and energetic.  You were a great listener.  You were empathetic.  You cared. Fast […]

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Never Embolden the Naysayers

At some point on the journey, every great contributor to the world was met with resistance.  The ones who made the biggest impact in business, politics, invention, education, and even humanitarian and civil rights were attacked as much as they were celebrated. Innovation is routinely met by fear from those that the advances disrupt.  Bold […]

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