Category: Critical Thinking

Knowing something does nothing…Doing something does

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I was relaxing on my vacation last week and reading a book by Brene Brown – Daring Greatly.  It was a good read and I highly recommend it for those who want to grow their leadership skills. One of those ‘light goes off’ moments was when she discussed (as a leader), the

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When Great Processes Create Bad PR

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Ralph Waldo Emerson warned us that “Foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of little minds.”  To which most  CEOs would say “But good processes create great results.”   But what happens when an unanticipated situation presents itself to an unprepared employee? .    You train employees in your processes…..do you train them to recognize when the

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Quit Like a Winner

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We’ve all been taught that “quitters never win and winners never quit.”    This time worn wisdom sounds great but may not be true according marketing guru Seth Godin who asserts that Winners do quit, and quitters do win. Life  is about making choices because you can’t try everything.  Godin advises that knowing

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Ten Worst Business Decisions of All Time

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Anyone can learn from their own mistakes.  It takes a smart person to learn from someone else’s mistakes.  To that end , here are the “Ten Worst Business Decisions of All Time” according to two Australians who offer a collection of videos about 10 Best or 10 Worst lists on

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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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Four Reasons Your Strategic Plan Will Fail

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We’re almost to the last quarter of the year and many organizations will begin their annual strategic planning ritual.  Before you launch whatever strategy planning process you use, check out this short article in Forbes that offers some cautionary tales about the things that usually take the planning process off the

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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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