Category: Change

Jumpstart 2015: Try November Resolutions

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We are less than two months away from New Year’s Day and the resolutions we’ll make (but probably not keep).   If you want to escape this vicious cycle, try starting in November with a 30 day technique that will dramatically enhance your chances of success.  But don’t take my word for it. 

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Speaking of Leadership® – Keeping Your Business Models Relevant

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Technology and demand for content are disrupting the entertainment business and making life tougher for other content creators and the middlemen.   Maybe you can learn how to change your own business model before time and circumstance make if a matter of life and death by absorbing the lessons of those who

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Gladwell on the Preconditions for Disruption

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The great innovations that have become part of the fabric of our lives were once extraordinarily disruptive.  Check out this short article that summarizes remarks made by Malcolm Gladwell this week at the World Business Forum on the “preconditions” for  effective disruption; the first consisting of being somewhat  “disagreeable.”

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“How We Got to Now”

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The past 150 years has seen more innovation and invention since people started, well,  innovating and inventing.   But what made all this possible?   If you’re curious about how the world you live in came to be, check out this two page executive summary of a wonderful new book  “How We Got

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Another Lost Art: Political Leadership

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The price we pay for technology is that certain art forms go by the wayside.   Email and telephones virtually wiped out letter writing; keyboards made the cursive writing most of us learned a thing of the past. Former assistant director of the CIA looks at another lost art:  political leadership.   In a

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Do You Take Advantage of Chance Encounters?

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Many of us can think of a chance encounter with someone that took an interest in us that led to a new job, career, spouse or destiny that we weren’t looking for or didn’t expect. Instead of waiting for that “big break” , why not make it happen.  Check out this short article from Forbes that

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The Hazards of Autopilot (In the air and elsewhere)

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The aviation industry has always been cutting edge when it comes to developing and using new technology, most notably the autopilot function in aircraft.  But there are no unmixed blessings in life and technology is no exception.  The Hazards of Going on Autopilot.” from the New Yorker begins by looking at the use

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Pick One: Change or Improvement?

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Most C-level executives find themselves besieged by those with a vested interest in changing things.  Often consultants, new hires, academics and others often seem to be proposing change for change’s sake before looking at the reason why existing processes, institutions, traditions and protocols came to be in the first place.

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A Jobless Future?

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Technology has always changed the nature of employment, but it’s never eliminated it…until now, perhaps.  In a brief article a venture capitalist recounts a conversation with futurist Ray Kurzweil that predicts a coming world of abundance with little work required.  Take a minute to find out  why  “We’re Heading into

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