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May 12, 2022

What Would Michael Porter Say – Be the Best or Be Unique?

"People in the performing arts don’t reach the top of the tree by crushing the opposition. They do it by being creative," - Steven Edwards

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May 27, 2021

When You Can't See the Real Problem: My Expert Interview With Kristen Cox

"They felt like they were tackling the problem. The truth is they weren't even addressing it: they hadn't figured out what it really was."

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December 12, 2019

If You Can Solve These Puzzles, You'll Have a Head Start at Work!

Puzzles get you thinking and learning in new ways. They force you to challenge the idea that there's only one way of doing things

September 12, 2019

Diversity of Thought Matters, Too

The more repertoires you can draw on to make decisions or solve problems, the more options emerge. And the better the outcomes will be. Cognitive diversity = bonus.

August 8, 2019

Safety at Work - How Do You Help Your Team to Feel OK?

We put this question to our followers on social media, and they all agreed on one thing. Being safe at work isn't confined to steel boots and safety helmets these days. How people feel is every bit as vital. And organizations that create environments in which people feel "psychologically safe" will reap the rewards. It's […]

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September 25, 2017

The End of the Product Life Cycle: Is There Life After Death?

Remember the Walkman? What about the Game Boy? Videotapes and cassettes, anyone? We might remember some of these products with fondness. Others we might be glad to see the back of. I, for one, recall the long and painful hours that I spent carefully trying to wind the cassette tape back into its case using […]

February 13, 2017

Is This Netflix Presentation Silicon Valley's Most Important Document?

What made Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg say that a Netflix presentation, "may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley"? And what has compelled more than 15 million people to check out the now-legendary slideshow? The Netflix presentation in question was originally written by CEO Reed Hastings for internal use and then […]

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January 12, 2017

How Can We Make Our Predictions Foolproof?

Nowadays, the pace at which life changes seems faster than ever. Trends come and go, technology changes (almost daily), and don't even get me started on politics! Sometimes it feels as though you need to be able to predict the future just to keep up with all these new changes. You could go on your […]

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December 22, 2016

The Greiner Curve: Will Your Organization Sink or Swim?

What's the key to a successful business? Why do some sink and others swim? Is it just a case of having the right product at the right time? Or is it that the company is good at managing and deflecting crises when they arise? The Greiner Curve is a simple tool that lays out the […]

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November 9, 2016

Improving Decision Making: Techniques, Tools and Tips

I hold my hands up. I'm terrible at decision making. From the most basic to the biggest of decisions, it can take me ages to make my mind up. The Perils of Too Much Choice Yes, it's great to have choice, and we've never had more choice than we do now. But sometimes it can […]

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