Category: Change

Phil Holberton

Phil Holberton

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The Optimal Leader: The Never Ending Desire To Improve

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Reading Time: 3 minutes There is much to be said about becoming the optimal leader. Like physical fitness, it requires dedicated time to practice the skills of Mental Fitness every day. If we go to the gym 3-5 days a week and work on our physical fitness, should we go to the mental gym

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Mental Mindset: The Key To Success In Business and Life

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I am on a mission to impact positively the world by developing our leadership effectiveness. As leaders, we make a significant difference in the lives of many people. I know how challenging this time has been for you and would like to make you a special offer to support you.

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A New World and a Different World – Leading in the COVID Era.

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes I have likened the COVID pandemic to a war. It’s an unconventional war given that we can’t “see” the enemy and one of our best weapons is to not engage with it  (i.e. social distancing, masks, lockdowns’ etc.) but to “starve it to death.” But in any war, a leader has

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What is Possible: Back to The Future

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Every year the World Economic Forum invites a group of technology leaders to look ahead at how their work will affect the future.  These “Technology Pioneers” provide a five-year look ahead at how their work will alter our world by 2025. These visionaries and entrepreneurs each contributed a paragraph that

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Zoom Safety “Cheat Sheet”

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes       It’s difficult to imagine how many of us would get through this COVID-19 work environment without access to tools like WebEx, GoTo Meeting, and most notably Zoom. Zoom’s growth has created some security concerns. Still, Vistage Speaker and IT Security expert Mike Foster has put together a

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Nothing is Ever as Good or as Bad as it Seems.

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes “Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems.” Dr. Scott Galloway From his “No Mercy, No Malice” Blog Author of “The Algebra of Happiness” If you ask older Americans about the best times of their lives, many will point to a crisis of some kind that had

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The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Many executives who have been focused on managing Millennials would do well to remember that the next generational cohort is already bearing down on them.  There are now five generations in the workplace:   The Silent (World War II) generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and now  Generation Z (born

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Higher Education: Undergoing Substantial Change & Survival of the Fittest

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Higher education has historically been viewed by many as a place of occupational safety characterized by tenure, solid endowments and the absence of the make or break competition that characterizes the business world.  Rarely have institutions of higher education failed.  Until now. Fifty-five high quality, private colleges have closed down and

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“The Meritocracy Trap”

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes It’s been said that “money doesn’t buy happiness but it does buy a better class of problems.”  For the so-called “elites” of our society who’ve achieved success in commerce or the professions, that success comes at a much higher personal price than that paid by earlier generations who reached the top.

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“Tang”…and Other NASA Innovations

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes If you grew up in the early days of America’s space-age, you’ll remember that there was (and still is)  a breakfast drink called “Tang” that gained notoriety (and more than a little success) due to the fact that the early astronauts imbibed it during those early orbital flights.  Check out

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