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Embracing Paradox & Creative Tension

Embracing Paradox & Creative Tension

The Idea: Our most recent Elevation Forum with Walmart emphasized a simple truth: winning organizations embrace creative tension, and often little advancements (not big ideas) create the largest breakthroughs. Routine execution and measured resource deployment is as crucial to success... read more
Still More Lies!

Still More Lies!

The Idea:  Last week I introduced two lies that are frequently incorporated into our everyday lives.  We often embrace beliefs that that are wrong.   Brainstorming is not effective in creating the best ideas, nor does multi-tasking make you more efficient.  Their intention was noble but... read more
Lies, Lies, and More Lies

Lies, Lies, and More Lies

The Idea: Did you know there’s no such thing as a sugar rush? Scientists have found that it is actually food coloring that causes energetic responses to candy. So, what happens when you realize that for years you have embraced... read more
The Behaviors of Elite Retailer & Manufacturer Relationships

The Behaviors of Elite Retailer & Manufacturer Relationships

The Idea: “Every leader has room to grow concerning the quality and depth of their strategic partnerships.  We all are vulnerable to overestimating the health of all relationships, and in particular supplier and manufacturer relationships. If you are not honestly assessing... read more
New Rules of Value Creation

New Rules of Value Creation

“Good enough never is. Set your standards so high that even the flaws are considered excellent.” Debbi FieldsThe Idea: We are all guilty of holding on to outdated ideas, allowing fears and limited thinking to capture us.  Reinvention and... read more
The Secrets of 10X Growth Companies!

The Secrets of 10X Growth Companies!

The Idea: Transformation happens not when something new begins but when something old falls apart. Transformation occurs through the process of letting go of the old and embracing the new; including a reorientation says philosopher Richard Rohr.The 10X companies are... read more
The World’s Best Speakers!

The World’s Best Speakers!

The World’s Best Speakers!The Idea: Nobody trusts perfect people, so why do we try to give perfect presentations?  My experience tells me it doesn’t work, in fact perfect presentations may hurt you.  We all want to engage with people who... read more
Are You Guilty of Self-Deception?

Are You Guilty of Self-Deception?

The Idea: Of all the problems in organizations, self-deception might be the most problematic. It is a problem because the only thing worse than lying to another is lying to one’s self. Humans have incredibly malleable minds, and this phenomenon... read more
Do Others Trust You?

Do Others Trust You?

The Idea: Do your best customers trust your sales and marketing leaders?  According to The Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, 49% of surveyed sales managers shared that their sales organizations had lied on calls, and 34% had sales... read more
Did You Remember?

Did You Remember?

The Idea: I recently shared a number of big ideas which were uncovered at leadership and innovation summits. These are the types of ideas that need constant revisiting; the leaders who are discussing these ideas are flourishing and having fun... read more
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