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Are You Curious Enough?

Are You Curious Enough?

The Idea:  Albert Einstein once said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."  He believed there was nothing more important than this attribute, and he was right.    A 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs,... read more
Do People Hate Your Meetings?

Do People Hate Your Meetings?

The Idea:  According to a new Clarizen/Harris Interactive Survey, 40 percent of employees believe status update meetings are a waste of time and 67 percent state they are spending up to four hours per week getting ready for their next... read more
10X Growth:   “Uncomfortable Being Comfortable”

10X Growth: “Uncomfortable Being Comfortable”

The Idea:  At the most recent Elevation Summit event, Ryan Olohan of Google shared companies that grow at a “10X” rate (not 10 percent), are uncomfortable being comfortable.  These organizations do two things very well.  They ask their team “how... read more
80/20 Your Business

80/20 Your Business

The Idea: Artist, musician and entrepreneur Dr. Dre recently shared that after 10 years of working on a musical project, he decided to toss it.  He explained that it simply “was not good,” and instead focused on his newly released... read more
Have You Overestimated Your Network?

Have You Overestimated Your Network?

The Idea:  Three things consistently trump a solid network. We can overestimate the value we bring to others; we can underestimate the value others bring to our customers; and we can overestimate the depth of our relationships and the level... read more
Keep Your Goals to Yourself!

Keep Your Goals to Yourself!

The Idea: Should we declare our goals to the world or keep them to ourselves?  Recent research has made me question this idea and all that goes along with it.  Setting goals is a widely accepted part of progress, but... read more
Who Is On Your Personal Board of Directors?

Who Is On Your Personal Board of Directors?

The Idea:  By 2020, roughly 40% of the workforce will be comprised of freelance, free thinking talent, according to a 2010 Intuit study.  Surrounding ourselves with this type of talent is the key to flourishing in the new economy.  The... read more
The Hidden Power of Introverts

The Hidden Power of Introverts

The Idea: More than half of all top executives are extroverts even though most of the world is not. Often times extroverted leaders are serving a group of people who don’t relate to their style. They may even discount or... read more
Are You a Professional Listener?

Are You a Professional Listener?

The Idea: A professor once said to me, “Arguments suck because you either come off hard-headed, or you must assume that you may be wrong.” Many executives and companies either reject the truth or worse yet, fail to listen to... read more
Google Did It Again: Are You Uncomfortable?

Google Did It Again: Are You Uncomfortable?

The Idea: Rarely does one hear of Fortune 500 companies doing something truly entrepreneurial, but Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, recently introduced Alphabet, the new name of the entity formerly known as Google. How does a “Too... read more
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