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The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into
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Are Selfish Organisations Altruistic?

Recently a relative fell ill and needed immediate platelet transfusion from a live blood donor. I posted a request for a B+ donor on the mail group of our residential community. In just a couple of hours I was swamped by calls, messages, and mails
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Harnessing People power for success

10 tried and tested Case study steps for SMBs and Corporates In my 3 decades of Corporate experiences and working over the last few years with Entrepreneurs one finds some common good practices that separate the well run people driven
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Who's really important in the organization? Everyone!

A sea captain and his chief engineer got into an argument about which one was more important to the ship. Finally they decided to trade places for a day. After a few hours, the captain suddenly appeared on deck, covered with oil and soot
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Want an edge in business? Study the Trust Edge

"Trust flows from individuals, not organizations." That's the best summary I can provide of David Horsager's hot new book, "The Trust Edge - How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line
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The Power of Defining the Problem

Well-defined problems lead to breakthrough solutions. When developing new products, processes, or even businesses, most companies aren't sufficiently rigorous in defining the problems they're attempting to solve and articulating why those
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Everyone Should Talk About Politics and Religion While Networking…

Yes, I believe everyone should talk about politics and religion while networking… if they’d like their network to go up in flames, that is. Okay, I admit that I chose this title to get your attention. Talking politics and
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Every business plays 'Moneyball'

Art imitates life.  That statement is so true in what I consider to be one of the best movies of the year, Moneyball, based on the true story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane.  You don't have to be a baseball fan to learn
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Radical Management

Mastering the art of continuous Innovation   “Remarkably, the return on assets for U.S. firms has steadily fallen to almost one quarter of 1965 levels…very few [workers] (20 percent) are passionate about their
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Practically Radical....Four Simple Truths About Leading Change and Making a Difference

Albert Einstein put it brilliantly: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” Some unknown Texas genius put it simply: “If all you ever do is all you’ve ever done, then all you’ll