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Leadership and the Art of Struggle

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  • Change Up the Rhythm

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    Change Up the Rhythm

    Short of lives depending on you, it’s hard to imagine more pressure than being on the mound in the final inning of a pivotal World Series game. You’re aware that millions are watching, you’re playing in a packed stadium where the energy and tension are palpable, and your teammates’ fate depend...

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    October 28, 2015

  • Resilience Is Hard

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    Resilience Is Hard

    Resilience has long been touted as an essential capability for bouncing back from leadership setbacks. Yet despite the overwhelming consensus and supporting evidence that resilience is vital for success in today’s business environment, the truth remains: resilience is hard. It requires the cou...

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    October 28, 2015

  • The Moment When Everything Changes

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    The Moment When Everything Changes

    Any American of the right age can tell you with absolute clarity where they were when they learned of President Kennedy’s assassination, an event whose 50th anniversary is approaching later this month. Like Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after, it was a moment when time seemed to stop, when t...

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    October 28, 2015

  • What Is Your Personal Brand?

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    What Is Your Personal Brand?

    If you are like most people, you haven’t paid much attention to your personal brand. But marketing guru Dorie Clark argues that this could be a costly mistake. Your personal brand is your most valuable asset, and you should care a lot about it. In fact, you should take proactive steps to audit...

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    October 28, 2015

  • Celebrate the Holidays with a Peaceful Center

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    Celebrate the Holidays with a Peaceful Center

    In the US, the holiday season kicks off with two very different events: the traditional festival of Thanksgiving followed by the riotous frenzy of Black Friday shopping. That same duality seems to define the entire holiday season. It’s a time of celebration and joy, but it’s also a time when r...

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    October 28, 2015

  • Turbocharge Your Innovation Project with Lean Startup

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    Turbocharge Your Innovation Project with Lean Startup

    Over the past several decades, lean management techniques such as value stream mapping and root cause analysis have yielded untold billions of dollars of savings, helping businesses run more smoothly and efficiently.  Still, these approaches center mainly on optimizing existing operations and ...

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    April 27, 2015

  • Dorie Clark Review

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    Dorie Clark Review

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    March 6, 2015

  • Wealth Management’s Top Business Books 2013
  • Five Leadership Lessons from General Motors CEO, Mary Barra

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    Five Leadership Lessons from General Motors CEO, Mary Barra

    I had the privilege of getting to know GM’s new CEO Mary Barra last summer, when we both attended Leading a Global Enterprise, an Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School. Barra embodies the very essence of a 21st century global leader, and she is a leader whom I have come to...

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    March 6, 2015

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  • Microsoft’s Crucible Moment

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    Microsoft’s Crucible Moment

    In the 1980′s, when I worked for Microsoft, you could feel the buzz. We were only 250 employees back then, but each one brought enormous drive and energy. The company worked together as one—the whole greater than the sum of the parts. Microsoft still has some of the most talented employees in ...

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    March 6, 2015

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  • The Cubic Centimeter of Opportunity

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    The Cubic Centimeter of Opportunity

    I first learned about the Cubic Centimeter of Opportunity from my friend, Stan Halle, in 1983. I was contemplating two job offers, and had sought Stan’s advice which to take. One offer came from a well-known consulting company in Boston, where I was living at the time. It was the safer of the ...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Forbes – Roger Dean Duncan

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    Forbes – Roger Dean Duncan

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    March 6, 2015

  • International Book Awards – Finalist
  • Evidence Based Innovation Comes of Age

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    Evidence Based Innovation Comes of Age

    Sometimes when you get a first glimmer of something radically new, you just know it will change everything. VISICALC, the Mac, the Netscape Navigator, and of course the iPhone, all come to mind. Last night, I had a similar feeling at the Mayo Clinic. Something big has arrived, allowing large o...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Turbocharge Your Innovation Project with Lean LaunchPad

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    Turbocharge Your Innovation Project with Lean LaunchPad

    Over the past several decades, lean management techniques such as value stream mapping and root cause analysis have yielded untold billions of dollars of savings, helping businesses run more smoothly and efficiently.  Still, these approaches center mainly on optimizing existing operations and ...

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    March 6, 2015

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  • Snyder | Author QA

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    Snyder | Author QA

    An interview with Steven Snyder Author of LEADERSHIP AND THE ART OF STRUGGLE Q: Counter to commonly held beliefs about leadership struggle, you write that great leadership is signified by struggle. Can you explain what you mean by this? A: Struggle is ...

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    April 8, 2014

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