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"This ain't my first rodeo." If you’re not familiar with the expression, it’s a colorful way of telling someone you’re prepared for a situation and it doesn't offer a significant challenge to you. Where did the expression come from? I researched it...
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Staying focused is as important in business as it is in rugby. As I've said before, prioritization is the key to high performance, and prioritization is as much about what we choose not to do as what we do.
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Would you rather do nothing or do something that serves no purpose?
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There is an old saying that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s a catchy phrase that might be true.
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It's Friday the 13th and unless you have phobophobia (fear of phobias), here are 10 other phobias worth knowing that are more unusual that triskaidekaphobia (fear of 13).
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During my career, I've run a variety of group exercises designed to identify ways we could improve group performance. Typically my teams can identify areas of improvement but believe the challenges are with other people, not themselves. They suffer from the bias blind spot.
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OK, an admission. I've been avoiding reading Antifragile, the latest but now three-year-old book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Nothing against Taleb; I follow him on twitter and really enjoyed his earlier books, The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness. But the buzz surrounding Antifragile was mixed. Turns out I enjoyed the book. Here are some thoughts:
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Without looking on your website, can you say what your mission statement is?  Better yet, can you explain how your job helps the organization achieve that mission?
In the Harvard Business Review article Can You Say What Your Strategy Is?, David Collis and Michael Rukstad claim most executives cannot summarize their company’s strategy.  Of course, if executives can’t, no one else in the organization will be able to. And those organizations that don’t understand their strategy are unlikely to execute them successfully. In their words:...
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We're in the middle of March Madness. A look at the NCAA tournament history by the numbers 
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"Once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken." It’s a classic expression which is both a play on words and recognition that it’s very hard for us to admit we've made a mistake. Here's why you should embrace your wrongness: 
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If a stretch of highway is often congested, most people believe we should add another lane to increase capacity. That view is wrong. Learn why.
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Does appetite for risk really reduce with age? In Silicon Valley there is a commonly-held belief that all break-through start-ups come from people in their 20’s. Some thoughts on self-renewal and the courage to fail:
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Have him in circles
206 people
Gerry Moran's profile photo
John Paul Gallagher's profile photo
Milestone “Miles7one” Official's profile photo
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Lynn Johnson's profile photo
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Uberflip's profile photo
Orbis TaskCentre's profile photo
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