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Two Innovation Killers

Organizations over-focus on managing the present—increasing efficiencies—and they think they are doing strategy. ~Vijay Govindarajan Over the years, I have had individuals argue during discussions about strategic planning that “getting better” is strategic. Getting better, making improvements is absolutely something … Continue reading

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If you faced Goliath, would you feel fear or possibility?

When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, “He’s so big we can never kill him.”  But David looked at the same giant and thought, “He’s so big, I can’t miss him.”  ~Dale Turner It’s all in the … Continue reading

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This is the slowest pace of change for the rest of your life.

This is the slowest pace of change for the rest of your life. ~Greg Dickason from CoreLogic Greg Dickason wrote both an attention-grabbing and accurate headline. Global Risks 2018 (an annual report published by the World Economic Forum) stated that … Continue reading

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The single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal…

Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal. ~Dr. Howard Gardner A leader presents the business case for the organization’s move in a new direction. It’s filled with data and sound logic. Then they ask the people … Continue reading

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People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! ~Peter Senge Author John P. Kotter begins Leading Change with this statement: “The single most important message in this book is very simple. People change what they do less because they are … Continue reading

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