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It Takes Courage To Lead

It Takes Courage To Lead

IBM has conducted several global CEO studies in recent years. They have asked CEO's: "What is your biggest challenge?" Instead of a typical go-to response like "management discipline," the CEO's have overwhelmingly cited "change and complexity" as their biggest challenge. They also say that they continue to struggle to manage the highly volatile, increasingly complex business environment. The IBM studies report that the gap between "expected change" and the "ability to manage it" continues to grow.  

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Leaders Win The Locker Room

Leaders Win The Locker Room

70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work. The vast majority of these workers are disengaged because of their boss. Why is this happening? Results from my Striver Quotient® Assessment reveal the root of the problem. Too many people in leadership positions are managing instead of leading.

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In An Age of Innovation The Grade 'Em & Rank 'em Model Must Go!

In An Age of Innovation The Grade 'Em & Rank 'em Model Must Go!

"Were all instructors to realize that the quality of mental process, not the production of correct answers, is the measure of educative growth, something hardly less than a revolution in teaching would be worked"   John Dewey, 1916

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Are You Prepared For Roads Less Traveled?

Are You Prepared For Roads Less Traveled?

Google is doing something about the huge disconnect between the kind of job candidates they are searching for and the kind of job candidates that schools are seeking to produce. They researched the backgrounds of their top performers and found little if any correlation between the metrics being using to evaluate students and success at Google. They no longer look at grades and test scores for job candidates during the hiring process. When asked why these metrics do not seem to mean much Lazlo Bock, Google's Chief People Officer said:

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Who Writes Your Company's Story?

Who Writes Your Company's Story?

Most companies are built from the outside-in by promoting a culture. They tell a story that has been crafted to fit the impression they want to create. Their mission statement covers all of the bases... and employees can recite it on cue. Championship companies are built from the inside-out by cultivating a spirit. Their employees write the story because they become the story. They live their mission!

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