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Energized by Inclusion

March 1, 2016 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance  No comments

Judge Hammer

Old school leaders aspire to the belief that
“he who holds the knowledge, holds the power

  The new paradigm is he who holds the knowledge,
and doesn’t share it, is probably guilty.

blank scoreboardWe would never consider a sporting event without goals, displaying confusing scoreboards or faceless time clocks.  Instead feedback is immediate, concise, compelling, and consistently understood by everyone both in the game and on the sidelines.

goal posts In contrast, many work environments are inundated with ambigui...

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Are You Poisoned by the Past or Powered by the Present?

October 20, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformanceSocial SmartsSpirit at Work  No comments


I am listening to the Small B!G.  I like to listen while I run and this book is so packed with simple ideas I often have to turn it off half way through my workout so as not to get to overloaded and forget what I have learned.  The best part for me is they are all based on science, not opinion, common practice, folklore or mysticism.  Each idea is supported by research and the results are astounding.  In the same style as Dan Pink or Dan Ariely the authors use academic research to create app...

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Can the 40th Rubik’s anniversary help you solve your innovative quandary?

May 20, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered Performance  No comments

Creativity Cubed

On this 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube I thought it appropriate to apply this commemorative celebration to our increasing organizational investments in innovation.

The biggest threat to nonprofits is not declining membership, meeting attendance or sponsorship. It is not limitations in volunteers, time or money, but a shortage of “Creative Democracy”.

According to Plato the process of being “ruled by a group” is a democracy...

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What makes a CSP giveaway keynotes?

May 19, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsKeynote KeysPeer Powered PerformancePositive DevianceVideo Samples  No comments

Free Inspirational CSP Keynote

It could be because I am not particularly good at this but if you read any of my mountain of testimonials you know that is not true.  The CSP designation is not easy to attain.  For those new to the acronym CSP stands for Certified Speaking Professional.  It is the only earned by 10% of Global Speakers Federation members worldwide.*

So the question remains; Why would anyone who is skilled and determined enough to earn this designation want to give away his keynote presentations?  

The chang...

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Innovation, Can there be Trust without Transparency?

May 19, 2014 Association InsightsEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered Performance  No comments

warm fires of familiarity

Despite endless exhortation of organizational innovation only 9% of U.S. companies are considered innovative.  The problem is not an absence of talent but an undermining of trust.  Innovation requires risk, failure is a fact and fear keeps most close to the warm fires of familiarity.  The initiative to improve is successfully smothered by systems steeped in secrecy, committed to control and failing fabulously to do anything even remotely revolutionary.

Most efforts for organizational improvem...

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