Category: Change

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

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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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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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      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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“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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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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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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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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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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Great Thinkers Who Had Spectacularly Bad Predictions

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None of us would like to have every prediction we’ve made posted for public review.  But regardless of how wrong you’ve been, you’re in good company.  Check out these 29 spectacularly wrong technology predictions made by some of the most famous people in history who show that getting a one or

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“Which Way to Pointe du Hoc?”

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The coincidence of 2019 commencement ceremonies and the 75th anniversary of D-Day caused WSJ columnist and Reagan White House speechwriter Peggy Noonan to reflect on the challenges that confront each generation. Her thoughts on the Normandy Invasion, and in particular of the men who under fire climbed a near vertical

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