Monthly Archives: January 2016

Introduction to the Knower and Learner Minds

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Guest post by Guy Parsons and Allan Milham Curiosity is a topic of great interest to me. Research correlates it with greater performance, effectiveness and even happiness. So, you can imagine that a title like Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win would capture my attention. This week’s guest post from authors Guy Parsons and Allan Milham provides a great introduction to their book, which is available on Amazon. The pace of business has clearly accelerated in the last 15 years. Instantaneous communications, technology and collaboration tools combined with an ever-increasing percentage of college-educated workers have truly changed how …

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The Dynamic Duo of Vision and Strategy

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Some things just work better together. Bread and butter Soap and water Table and chairs Love and marriage Batman and Robin In these examples, each item has value in and of itself. Yet combined, the pairs take on a more striking, pleasurable and powerful quality. The same holds true for vision and strategy: leaders who are able to master both and leverage them with their teams will drive unbeatable results. But many managers and supervisors find they might be talented or effective at one and struggle with the other… which makes perfect sense. The two tasks require very different skill …

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The Kids’ Table

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What happened to ‘employee involvement’? Has it gone out of vogue?  Has it been replaced by new initiatives?  These are questions I’ve come up against recently as I’ve worked with organizations across a variety of industries. The most pointed (and poignant) way I’ve heard the issue raised was from a gracious, intelligent, capable professional who shared: “I feel like they’re making me sit at the kids’ table.” We all can relate to this. Remember those awkward ‘tween years when you weren’t grown up enough to join the adults but were clearly too grown up to eat with the kiddies with …

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