Do You Have Any Friends At Work?

For many of us, this may seem like a strange question.   Do we have any friends at work? The reason the question may sound a bit ironic is that the two words; “friends” and “work” don’t always intermingle. The notion of work has traditionally encouraged people to show only their “professional” selves. In most work […]

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There’s a Dark Side to Heroic Leadership, and It’s Haunting Most Organizations

In her recent TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur, former CEO of five companies and author, discussed an experiment on productivity by evolutionary biologist William Muir at Purdue University.  Muir was interested in productivity and leverages experiments with chickens for one simple reason — their productivity is easy to measure because you can just count […]

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Disruptors Don’t Play By the Rules

Imagine you ran a business that virtually dominates the market.  One day, you find out that a small start-up has somehow figured out a technology that lets your customers buy your product for 10% of your current price. Modern business strategy instantly focuses us on how to protect our businesses from competitors.   Our instant urge […]

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Your customers want it. Your employees want it. This is why you need it.

“Did you hear?” says Anna.   “Hear what?” I replied.   “The rumor is that John is on the way out.   I hear his numbers were not that great”. This type of water-cooler conversation happens every few seconds in most organizations.   Rumors spread like wildfire, consuming hours of productivity and stirring up many emotions. With research suggesting […]

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The New Paradigm Leader

With only 13% of employees around the world being actively engaged at work and two-thirds of today’s employees feeling “overwhelmed”, leadership, as we know it is entering a bit of a crisis.   With the rapid pace of change and increasing pressures, leaders are facing trying times in order to balance priorities, do more with less, […]

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Meet Tomorrow’s Consumer [Infographic]

Harvard Professor Shoshana Zuboff said that every century or so, fundamental changes in the nature of consumption create new demand patterns that existing companies can’t meet unless they applied imagination to see beyond what they’re selling today.  Indeed, consumers have never been savvier, well connected, and value conscious. Today’s consumers engage with your company in […]

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