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Are we really innovating?

An interesting idea was presented to me recently… As we move around and push technology, ideas, and other aspects of life… We hear a lot about “innovation."  We especially hear about how much every company and organization really wants to innovate… What if this isn’t true? What if in the end, we are all afraid […]
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My one piece of advice…

Tomorrow most of us go back to work for the first time in the new year… I know that many of you have taken the last few days as a time to reflect on what you are going to do differently in the new year to achieve goals… Here is the only advice I can […]
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Are you learning?

One great challenge of the business world, especially when you are a leader, is how do you continue to improve yourself…especially when you are faced with the idea that people are looking to you for answers and guidance.  I’m not sure about you, but I find that I am still a student…no matter what I […]
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Make vs. Contribute

One of the essential questions that many of us struggle with in our careers is “how can I make…?” vs. “What can I contribute?"  If you are a fan of Peter Drucker, you will know that the essential question really is about contribution.  When you are considering contributions that you can make through your business […]
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A Year Of Great Ideas…

All businesses are based on ideas…some great, some average, some down right terrible.  Many of the ideas that drive business success aren’t necessarily new or novel, but their application can be.  As we venture into a new year, I challenge all of us…me and you, to find old ideas, best practices, and concepts…and, apply them […]
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Prudent Risk

A prudent risk is one that you can look at through the prism of opportunity and know that you have the opportunity to fail, but the cost of doing nothing is much greater… How can you take a prudent risk?
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Core Skills

I find myself thinking about skills and education a lot lately. One of the challenges I think our education system faces is that we have gotten to a point where we are afraid to challenge our kids and if we do challenge them, we are afraid if they don’t live up to our expectations.  Also, […]
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