Archive for August 2018

Challenge

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CHALLENGE Let’s diagnose the meaning of challenge in the context of leadership for a minute. Q: How do leaders view challenges? A: As opportunity. It’s perfectly fine if you are confronted with a challenge and your first reaction is… (a) OMG; (b) not again; (c) let Bob handle this one; (d) I’ve got too much…

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Degrees of Separation

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Degrees of Separation (DoS) Why is this age-old concept so crucial today? Hint: It has nothing to do with media, marketing, or access to your customers. It is not sufficient to be aware of the implications of the DoS challenge. Anything passively learned, unused, or not acted upon (aka: knowledge) is worth how much in…

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Lack of Curiosity

More to come on curiosity. The curious win more often than you think. See this evolutionary tid-bit to realize that your ancestors must have been more curious than others. Scientists Show Laziness Lead to the Extinction of Primitive Humans

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No Box

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Someone asked me the other day… “are you an outside the box thinker?” I said, “what box?” They laughed and said, “you know someone who isn’t constrained by conventional wisdom.” I replied, “I completely understood your question. You didn’t understand my response. I never see a box. Now do you understand my answer?” The world…

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4 Best Questions for Winners

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Questions of the day (and every other day) for leaders only. Q1: Who trains the most diverse (and random) groups of new talent every day? A1: The US military Q2: Who are the most VUCA ready personnel on earth? A2: The US special forces Q3: What is the only way to train people for all…

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