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‘Just One Thing’

Michael Bungay Stanier and I have been having fun with his new project, the Great Work MBA. In the process, I asked him about what allows any of us to do great work. You’ve now been thinking about “great work” for what, 5 years now? Time flies.  What’s the one thing you now know is  More

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The Biggest Impact

It is tempting to load up our lives with commitments and projects. This allows us to express our many ambitious aims. It feels like we are being creative, and prolific, and alive. A few years ago, when I was leading a team, running a business, writing a book, keynoting at conferences, yada, yada, I embodied  More

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Duality

Life is quite often about dualities. And the role of leaders is especially so.  Do I pay attention to executing today’s strategy or envisioning the future? In the consulting world, do I focus my priorities on selling or delivering?  With expenses, do I prioritize product investment over sales/marketing investment?  And when it comes to leadership,  More

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