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Picking the Big Idea

Most of us make things happen, get results, and deliver. But ask us if we’re focused on building our vision, on our big goals or if we even know what our big goal is, and what will likely follow is some combination of this: a big pause, or a look down at the carpeted floor,  More

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MurderBoarding™

It’s not about how many ideas we have, it’s how many we kill so that we end up with 1 unifying, clear answer for what matters to us and why. That’s the philosophy behind MurderBoarding ™. MurderBoarding provides a framework for a group to arrive at a shared decision around 1 direction. While many resources  More

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Rejecting New Ideas

All innovation starts with ideas. Sure, we talk about innovation as disruptive, or global, or related to market moves, and certainly spread over social media but the universal element of all innovation is this: an idea. And while I think most people like to think of themselves as innovators or at the very least, able  More

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The Argument for Fighting

Ever have the flu but still have to go to the office? A functional culture is like that. It’s sufferable and not deadly; so, we plod on. A bad culture is one we run from; we can see or feel that something is missing either in direction, values, protocols or results. But functional cultures are ones  More

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Solving Tough Problems

That big-ass problem that’s been keeping you up from 2-4:00 am? It hasn’t been solved for a while right?  Perhaps it’s been a month, a year, or seemingly forever … Have you really thought about it? (And no, those adult witching hours of 2:00 am to 4:00 don’t count; they just torment.) It is easy  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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