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Crisis as Human-To-Human Accelerant

There’s nothing like a good crisis to make you refine your values, and Covid-19 has everyone taking stock of what really matters in life. No surprise what tops the list for individuals: family, friends, safety, and a sense of community. Many people are rediscovering the joys of homesteading arts, such as gardening, canning, cooking, playing …

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OGSM Strategy Framework Model

The OGSM Template Is a Secret Weapon That Helps High-Performing Teams Growth

For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups. One thing’s consistent: everyone works in teams, and the ultimate success of any organization relies on the overall effectiveness of the teams within it. That’s why universities like Harvard and companies like Google have spent years studying different types of teams to identify the …

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Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

Identify the right problem Who doesn’t love to solve a great mystery? After all, the greatest stories in history tap into that very desire to solve problems; the story presents a mystery and has you follow along as its characters search for the Six Ws. This is particularly engaging because solving problems is directly rooted …

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Transformation on Pandemics: What’s Really New?

There’s plenty to do when it comes to real digital innovation in a rush moment, but some good stuff is on the verge of becoming a trend. A lot has been said lately about the potential changes in the world in consequence of pandemics. Mostly when it comes to digital acceleration on all our human …

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Creativity, Compassion, & Collaboration: Leading a Risk-Averse Culture That Promotes Ideation and Leaves Ego at the Door

It’s high noon, and onlookers gaze in silence as you stand in the middle of the town, staring down your challenger with one hand hovering over your holster. Strangely, a disagreement in conversation often feels like a duel in the Wild West, where one person absolutely has to come out on top and assume control …

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Deeply and Consciously and Compassionately Reconnecting with Our Humanity

Call it a limiting behavior. My zeal can deafen me to the suggestions others have to make. When passion strikes, adrenaline surges—and it is time to capture lightning. For decades I made a career acting this way, without realizing I was missing the multi-prism perspectives of my intelligent team, which had a lot of value. …

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Trust Is a Gamble, a Noble One

Why Good Leadership Is Based on Trust Trust is, by definition, a gamble. Trusting is about taking risks–for a job to be done, for an agreement in good faith, for sharing information openly, for honesty and integrity in a relationship. It comes with the responsibility to deliver what one has been entrusted to deliver. Micro-managers …

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How to thrive in the Medapocalypse

Sickcare spending continues to spiral out of control. Patients are becoming impatient voters. Hospitals are folding or consolidating and rural hospitals are disappearing. bringing the number of rural hospital closures up to 98 since 2010. Hundreds more are likely to follow. Currently, 46% of rural hospitals operate at a loss, compared to 44% in 2018 and …

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Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

When the physicist Richard Feynman took the podium to give the commencement speech at CalTech in 1974, he told the strange story of cargo cults. In certain islands in the South Pacific, he explained, tribal societies had seen troops build airfields during World War and were impressed with the valuable cargo that arrived at the bases. After the troops left, …

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