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Leading with Optimistic Skepticism

November 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I attended a Young Presidents’ Organization event last week that featured Denver Post columnist and CNBC analyst Dave Maney who spoke on the current economic revolution. I liked his observation that we are are in the midst of a whole-sale economic shift that comes once every few hundred years or more. He pointed out that the economic conditions or hope for change that we associate with past and current US Presidents are small symptoms of much larger shifts caused by changes in how work is organized and performed, the dying model of “employees” receiving steady paychecks, the use of Big Data to influence business decisions, etc. Maney addressed how we need to prepare our kids to survive in this new economic […]

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Post-Election Blues: How to Mourn the Loss

November 13, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

I know a few folks who, the day before the election, assumed Governor Romney would win by a wide margin. Even Karl Rove was convinced his party would win just thirty minutes before CNN called the election in favor of President Obama. I know folks who feel a bit shell-shocked and others that are angry about how things turned out. I understand and empathize with these feelings. I imagine that it’s sort of like waking up on Christmas as a kid and finding out Santa forgot to stop by the house (if you don’t celebrate Christmas you get the metaphor). Emotional Intelligence and Executive Development In times of stress or duress I’ve found solace in clearly naming and expressing my […]

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