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Believe in yourself even when no one else does

Life is not a parabolic curve.  It doesn't go straight up.  There are a lot of lumps, a lot of bumps.  I have never yet met a successful person that hasn't had to overcome either a little or a lot of adversity in his or her life.
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Billy Graham - the best salesperson I ever met

Other ministers told funnier jokes than Billy Graham, did a better job of illustrating Bible passages and organizing sermons, but no one was more effective than Graham in getting people to step forward in front of the congregation and make a
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Let it go

Joe paced back and forth in his sister's kitchen one Sunday before dinner.  His sister Carol recognized the worried look on his face and called him over to where she stood next to the sink. "Hey Joe, can you hold on to this for me?" 
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Finding your purpose is like a treasure hunt

I had the pleasure of attending the Super Bowl in my home state of Minnesota in February along with many of the parties and events leading up to the big game.  One of my favorites is Taste of the NFL, which made its debut in 1992 when
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What Norway can teach us about high performance

The real star of the Winter Olympics wasn’t so much a person, but a country: Norway. How did a nation of only 5.2 million people (fewer than the population of metro Atlanta) leave PyeongChang with more medals than any country on the planet?Several
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Leveraging the power of collaboration for a technology company

Tracing back to the advent of collaborationFrom the year 2000, a massive shift occurred quietly to most, but daringly to a few. A few large organizations saw the change that was occurring. In 2007, when I was consulting with a large $Bn technology
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A new year brings change

A new year often brings new beginnings.  I was intrigued to discover how one company used a novel way to motivate employees to think about new ways of doing things.Here is the approach practiced by Chiyoji Misawa, who founded the largest home
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Primacy of health

 Enough has been discussed about India on the cusp of economic transformation and “demographic dividend” being an advantage.While a high proportion of young population in the demographic mix has the potential to boost productivity and spur
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5 Intrapreneur Startup Lessons From The Co-Father Of The Xbox

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. I was great fun to interview Robbie Bach, Co-Father of the Xbox, as part of UC Santa […]The post 5 Intrapreneur Startup Lessons From The Co-Father Of The Xbox appeared first on John
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Perspective deserves a second look

A woman hired a bricklayer to build a wall outside her upscale home.  Talking with him while he worked, she was amazed to discover he was the brother of a brilliant concert violinist whom she'd recently seen perform.  "Oh, you're so

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