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I Will Survive – Signed, Corporations

It is in the classic words of Gloria Gaynor’s song, “I will survive”, corporations will “learn how to get along…” A great deal of my community has given up on large organizations, stating that the “true” innovation is now happening at start-ups. What that story misses is that many of the “free agents” we see  More

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Where is our DEMING for HR?

Okay, I admit it. I give a shit about people. And so do you. Sometimes you think you really only care about outcomes like stock prices and liquidity moves, and exit strategies and all that.   But you also know that if you engage people early, you’ll get that elusive thing of “buy-in” in such  More

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More to Innovation than Ideas

Chances are, you’re already familiar with the concept of the Air Sandwich, if not the term itself. An Air Sandwich is what happens when the leadership within an organization issues orders from 80,000 feet and lobs them down to the folks at 20,000 feet. Without the benefit of feedback, questions, or even a reality check  More

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Got Power?

Do you feel you have power? Power is an interesting notion. Recently, I was at the TED conference where I was hanging out with some pretty powerful people (CEOs, general managers, thought leaders, inventors, fellows, authors, and so on) so I thought I would ask them how they got their power, and how powerful they  More

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What Batman Can Teach Us

You know who totally gets collaboration? Batman. He didn’t do the world-saving-things himself; he understood the power of a Robin and an Alfred and he collaborated well with the police. He got collaboration. And I think it made him more powerful. As I get ready for a talk on power thru collaboration on Saturday, I’ve  More

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6 Ways to Change Business

The consistent question asked from any audience and group I work with is…. For us to do this high-performance collaborative work: Don’t the leaders have to change their approach? And, don’t the individual contributors have to change to step up to the game? But these questions are never asked together — meaning, individuals ask “don’t  More

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