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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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Does Everything Come in Twos?

February 9, 2021
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We tend to think in twos. Whether at a proverbial fork in the road or a choice between university majors, we are hard-wired to view life and the world in dualistic terms. DesCartes thought of us as body and soul, and that persists to this day.
No […]

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Binary Bias — Video Preview

February 1, 2021
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It’s natural. Humans see the world in binary terms. Good/Evil, Dark/Light, Right/Left.  We are simply hard-wired that way.

That tendency served us as well in caveman days, when we needed to make snap decisions about whether to fight or flee a saber-toothed […]

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The Cost of Disengaged Managers

November 9, 2020
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According to Gallup’s most recent poll, approximately 36% of all employees are what you would call very engaged. Very engaged employees are stoked about their work. They are passionate and they take ownership of their results. They are wholly willing to go above and beyond the basic […]

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Success Does NOT Ensure Wisdom

October 26, 2020
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Consider these phenomena:

Growing start-up technology companies always want to hire individuals who worked in a “unicorn”, a company that gained a billion-dollar valuation.
Book stores have shelves of books on management, business and even personal improvement written by or about those who became wealthy or […]

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Relinquish Control?? Scary!!

October 12, 2020
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Most of my clients are founders or leaders of high-growth start-up companies, so I get to see their evolution along that path. Eventually most of them experience a tension. On the one hand they need their teams to take on more responsibility and ownership over projects […]

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It Won’t Turn Out for the Best

August 31, 2020
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We are optimistic about lots of things –our innovation, our economy, the pandemic and even our own, personal futures. Norman Vincent Peale caused a revolution of optimism with his 1952 blockbuster The Power of Positive Thinking –emphatic that thinking optimistically would bring about good outcomes.
No time […]

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Stop Firefighting and Solve the System

August 17, 2020
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In middle age, most of us eventually need glasses to read the small print. When it finally happened to me, I bought two pairs of reading glasses, one for home and one for away.  Unfortunately, the glasses seemed never to be where I needed them. If I was […]

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