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Chasing Me Away

For many of us, frustrations at work are limited and short-lived, and simply reflect the ins and outs of our lives and the normal pressures of the job. For others, though, frustrations can mount, particularly when support from the organization appears to be absent or when it seems like whatever we do, nothing ever changes.… Continue Reading Chasing Me Away

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Play Your Way to Innovation

Innovation is serious business, and yet sometimes we are just too serious about innovation. Throughout history, we can see that play actually has served as a reliable gateway to innovation. In¬†Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, Steven Johnson illustrates how playfulness has fueled a remarkable amount of innovation and new discovery. Consider Charles Babbage,… Continue Reading Play Your Way to Innovation

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The 7 Fires of the Day

How many of us spend too much time, day in and day out, attending to the “7 fires of the day”? Many of my clients bemoan the fact that the big projects never seem to get the attention they require for meaningful accomplishment. Other newsletters and time-management gurus offer tons of advice, including: Don’t start… Continue Reading The 7 Fires of the Day

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Effort Counts Twice

When it comes to predicting who will succeed in life and business, we often are “distracted by talent”. We tend to place way too much faith in SAT scores, GPAs and other measures of aptitude, even when these standard metrics have been shown to fail as guarantors of achievement. Whether it’s who will survive Beast… Continue Reading Effort Counts Twice

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Mother Nature's Killer Apps

During the past couple of weeks, I found myself, for a second time, working my way through Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Friedman, also author of The World is Flat, uses his latest book to analyze the dizzying pace of change and… Continue Reading Mother Nature's Killer Apps

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