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What Do YOU Think?

The next time someone comes into your office or cube and asks you to solve a problem, do this instead: Look at them in the eye. Then ask ‘em, “what do you think?”. Then wait. Don’t take the problem on. Don’t assume that because they have come to you, you should solve the problem. Cause  More

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Avoiding Depression

Don’t we all have an aspiration? I believe we all do.  Perhaps many. But we can deny them. Sometimes we ignore them, to believe they really don’t exist. Sometimes we allow them to be, but refuse to act because we think the aspiration is unrealistic. Most often, we see our dreams or aspirations as something we  More

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Conviction vs. Courage

Which leader are you: the one with conviction or the one with courage? All our lives, we are taught that leaders are compelling people who create confidence and belief just by the way they stand tall, direct towards a vision, and show conviction. We will, the thinking goes, follow that leader to the ends of  More

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We Are Always 2

To deny one’s past and only focus on aspirations is to be flighty. To only focus on what you’ve already done is to bounded by history. To neglect aspirations is to deny our ability to create. To forget our humble beginnings is to deny our heritage. We are always 2: both our past and our  More

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Love Process, not Fear Ambiguity.

Have you ever started some new project, some new challenge — all excited to make an impact — and then feel overwhelmed? A friend of mine was describing her first few days in a new leadership role. She’s starting with a thinking exercise — a strategic review of what’s working, what needs fixing, where are  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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