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Why the Future of Your Business Depends on Curiosity

“Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass,” Michael J. Fox said. In an economy of individuals with everyone in the world close to all the information in the world, organizations can no longer just copy-paste their strategy and plans from the year before. There is no way back. The open world […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: 3 Key Areas to Motivate and Inspire Employees

Abraham Maslow famously positioned the hierarchy of needs as an early motivation theory that drives human behavior. Though we’ve come to know that each level on the hierarchy doesn’t need to be fulfilled before moving to the next level, his model has merit to today. The pinnacle of the hierarchy is self-actualization. Self-actualization is the […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: 4 Simple Steps to Enhance Ideation, Communication, and Results

The pace of life and commerce is disruptive; everything is changing and will continue to change. The health of our lives, our workplaces, our businesses and organizations sit squarely on the shoulders of those who will dare to think boldly because our ability to ideate, innovate, communicate, collaborate means embracing that which is bold, that […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: Thinking, Risking, and Leading into the 21st Century

Do you have the guts to be bold? It’s a redundant question, I know. After all, a gutsy person is one who is full of courage, determination, and boldness! But I’d like to add something else to the mix… I remember sitting with a colleague a few years ago to discuss behaviour. We were specifically […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: Bold Leadership is Not What You Think

When you think of bold leadership, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, the idea of bold leadership conjures up images of big, charismatic, larger than life personalities. Most of us think of bold leaders as being driven, visionary, and having a take-no-prisoners approach to accomplishing their goals. In the world of sports […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: The Startup Shift from Up to Flat

Dear Startup Leader, Please, don’t fall into the same trap that has hamstrung the current incumbents in your industry. Don’t buy the logic that to scale your growth you have to quickly build the hierarchical scaffolding of the lumbering giants you’re out to displace. That very scaffolding, the creativity-stifling process and the bureaucracy that enables […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: Are You Bold Enough to Be Different?

“I’m following all the great advice. I’m working my butt off. Yet I’m struggling to find my niche. Why?” Sound familiar? In this economy, there is one way to stand out among hundreds of would-be leaders, consultants and subject matter experts. You must be BOLD enough… to be different. By “different” I don’t mean dye […] Read moreRead More»

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BOLD: Reinventing Hiring

Hiring is a process that creates too much risk.  It needs a bold makeover.  As practiced by most companies, hiring is illogical.  We are encouraged to evaluate a candidate’s fitness for duty with no real data.  Why is it considered normal to make a hasty decision about a long-term commitment?  That’s not merely illogical, it’s […] Read moreRead More»

Linking Purpose to Your Work with Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst writes, “A Purpose Economy is based on empowering people to have rich fulfilling careers by creating meaningful value for themselves and others; it creates purpose for its employees and customers – through serving those in need, enabling self-expression, and building community.” These words epitomize the shift from the Information Economy that gave way […] Read moreRead More»

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