Archive for December, 2016

It’s that time of the year….

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I always take a break from blogging during the last week of each calendar year to celebrate the holiday season with loved ones.

Also, to re-charge the proverbial “batteries.”

Please know how much I appreciate your interest and encouragement.

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Rumination Versus Reflection

work-without-stressAccording to Derek Roger and Nick Petrie in Work Without Stress, “Thinking over a problem to arrive at a solution we’ll call reflection, but to be able to reflect requires taking a detached perspective. This is not to suggest adopting a superficial or unengaged … READ MORE

Three Ways to Liberate Your Organization’s Time

time-talent-energyIn Time, Talent, Energy, Michael Mankins and Eric Garton assert “too many companies are living in yesterday’s world. They are seeking competitive advantage through traditional methods, and they aren’t finding it. And they are missing their main opportunity for boosting performance and outstripping competitors.”

““But … READ MORE

Stressless Leadership

work-without-stressIn Work Without Stress, Derek Roger and Nick Petrie correctly point out that leaders in today’s workplace are under ever-increasing pressure. These are among what they characterize as “BOCA” conditions in the workplace culture as “BOCA conditions”:

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MICROSCOPE: An essential perspective from which to observe more and evaluate it better


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In Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, Jim Gilmore provides and then examines what he characterizes as six “looking glasses” to help people to more fully and more richly observe the world around them.

The fourth is Microscope. Briefly, “Looking with … READ MORE

Rick Fiery on “Capturing necessary brilliance: Learning differences unleashed!”

fieryImagine a business incubator offering the acceptance that drives creativity, for individuals with learning differences, who have a passion for changing the world. Rick Fiery did – and every day … READ MORE

MAGNIFYING GLASS: An essential perspective from which to observe more and evaluate it better

lookIn Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, Jim Gilmore identifies and then examines what he characterizes as six “looking glasses” to help people more fully and more richly observe the world around them.

I agree with him: “What we look at informs … READ MORE

Who was Amos Tversky and why is he significant?

kahneman-tverskyDaniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (above) are the focal point of Michael Lewis’s latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, published by W.W. Norton & Company (December 2016).

Tversky was a … READ MORE

4 Assumptions About Risk You Shouldn’t Be Making

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Anthony for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth … READ MORE

Marketing’s Holy Grail: Digital personalization at scale

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Brian Gregg, Hussein Kalaoui, Joel Maynes, and Gustavo Schuler for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the … READ MORE

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