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Zombie Management: 5 Tips to Keep Your Team from Going Brain Dead

Zombie Management 101? Five good ideas to keep your company from going brain dead.

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Talking to Your Car Can Kill You!Is multi-tasking a life-or-death issue? It can be – in your car.

Is multi-tasking a life-or-death issue? It can be in your car.

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Five Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Only 3 out of 10 American employees feel engaged with the companies they work for. Heres how to raise that number in your organization.

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It’s Time to Get Engaged! (with your employees)

What are the top drivers of employee engagement? Find out what works to get your employees fully involved in helping your organization win.

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Five Ways to Innovate (By Seeing the World Just A Little Differently)

If innovation seems like some mystifying, unfathomable task, these "Playing With Your Brain" exercises can take much of the mystery out of ...

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How to Suck at Leadership

If youre tired of being an effective leader, heres some timely advice on how to do it badly.

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Time For a 1st Quarter Checkup

A lot can happen in three months. Its time to take a look at your strategic plan and see what has changed.

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The Work Office is Going Mobile

If you like your current work office environment, get ready to be disrupted. It is likely to change more radically than you might think.

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It’s Time To Put the Brain in Charge of Education

Our educational system needs a makeover - not based on politics or standardized test scores but on what we know about how our brains work ...

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How To Make Your Strategy Happen

If your organization struggles to implement its strategic plan, welcome to the club! Heres how to join the much more elite club that ...

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Do You Believe our Leaders Are Telling the Truth?

Surveys indicate public trust in our leaders is dismally low. Heres how we can start to regain it.

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Changing How We Respond to Change

Todays ridiculously fast rate of change isnt going to slow down in fact, its only going to get faster. Heres what you can do about it.

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Manage Distractions by Focusing on Winning

Dont have enough time in the day to accomplish all the things you need to get done? Find out how focusing on winning can help.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Christmas (but were afraid to Google)

We all know Christmas is about the birth of Christ and giving presents. Here are some things about your favorite holiday you probably didnt ...

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All I Want for Christmas is no fiscal cliff….

Forget the big-screen TV or the new Lexus. Heres what we really need Santa to bring for Christmas this year!

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Top Five Tips for Winning in 2013

The New Year is almost upon us. Are you getting your organization ready to win in 2013?

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Are You Struggling to Keep Up?

Business leadership challenges are pretty much the same the world over. So are the solutions.

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Appreciating the Best of the Best

Why Im grateful for the best of the best.

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Around the World Business Trip

The traveling lifestyle of the road warrior can get old at times. But every once in a while it really pays off.

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Stretch Your Brain (It’s Good for You!)

Stuck in a mental rut? Pause for a moment to stretch your brain and get those creative juices flowing.

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Overcoming the Fear of Innovation

In many companies, fear is a primary obstacle to innovation. Here are four tips for working through your fears and becoming more innovative.

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Beware the Brain! (It’s Out to Get Us)

If the human brain is such a marvel of evolution, why does it so often betray us into making poor decisions and acting foolishly?

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Are You in the Innovation Danger Zone?

Some companies successfully innovate all the time. Others struggle to do it once. Where do you stand on the innovation continuum?

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Welcome Back NFL Refs!

The NFL refs are back&hellipand not only are us diehard fans happy, you might be surprised what some of them know about business leadership!

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The Top 5 Questions Every Employee Wants You to Answer

Whether you have 5 employees or 50,000, they all want to hear five things from management. Find out what they are and why theyre so ...

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How to Avoid Making Decisions

Tired of having to make so many decisions in your organization? Try these easy-to-use decision dodges to take the pressure off you and put ...

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Are You Talking Your Way Out of Innovation?

People in your organization are killing innovation without even knowing it. Find out how, and what you can do about it.

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Do You See Yourself Standing on the Podium

The 2012 Olympics gave us many exciting moments. They also taught us some important lessons about how to focus on winning.

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Organize Your Day Around Winning

Having trouble staying focused on winning? Asking one simple question each day can dramatically improve your ability to get the results you ...

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You Can Be An Olympian Too

The 2012 Summer Olympics are almost here. What can we learn from these amazingly talented and focused athletes?

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Are You Playing to Win?

Your #1 job as a leader is to create a compelling vision of winning, then keep yourself and everyone else in the organization focused on it ...

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Lessons Learned from the Olympic Trials

The recent U.S. Olympic swimming trials brought elation for some athletes, heartbreak for others. Find out what we can all learn from their ...

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Improve Your Business with a Cold Eye Review

With summertime heating up, now is the time to cool your business down. Find out how a “cold eye” review can uncover opportunities to ...

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Are You Giving the Right Feedback for Your Workforce?

We currently have four generations of workers in the US workforce. Here’s how to give effective performance feedback to each one.

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Find Your Focus with the Strategic Values Grid

How do you know if a key project or initiative supports your vision of winning? To find out, try this easy-to-use strategic value factor ...

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Four Strategies for Getting It Done in Your Organization

Having trouble with strategic execution? These four strategies will help you to stop spinning your wheels and just get it done.

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Pausing to Overcome Sensory Overload

In today’s hyper-fast world, we’re so constantly over-stimulated that we rarely notice it. Find out how sensory overload can be bad for ...

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Putting the Brakes on Dangerous Brain Tendencies

We know that texting while driving can be potentially fatal, yet we do it anyway. Find out why our brains sometimes cause us to do really ...

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How to Prune Your Organizational Grapevine

Are unsubstantiated rumors, half-truths, and misinformation damaging your organization’s ability to win? Learn how to quell them by ...

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10 Teasers to Test Your Brainpower

How sharp is your brain today? Try these fun brainteasers to find out.

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Are You Confabulating?

Confabulation happens all the time in the business world. And it’s no laughing matter. 

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Are You a Coach or a Manager?

Have you ever wondered why the head of a baseball team is called the manager and the head of a basketball team is called the coach? The ...

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Did You See That?

We think we see a lot more of the world around us than we actually do. That’s just one of six illusions that profoundly influence our ...

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Put Flash Foresight on Your Reading List!

Flash Foresight, by Daniel Burrus, changed the way I think about running my business. Here are a few key points from the book, which should ...

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Five Tips for Converging on Great Ideas

You have many good ideas to choose from, but how do you know which ones to implement? Here’s a technique for selecting the ideas that ...

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The SWAMI Approach to Creating New Ideas

The wise leader knows that creativity and innovation requires both inspiration and perspiration. To increase the flow of new ideas in your ...

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Developing Your 5 Thinking Skill Sets

Remember as a child how much fun it was to ponder the future? Well, now it’s your job…as well as all that other stuff you have to do! ...

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Five Proven Ways to Undermine Excellence in Your Organization

Want to eliminate excellence in your organization? Then make sure to not do these five things.

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Pre-thinking Your Way to a More Flexible Organization

We can’t predict the future. But “pre-thinking” about it will put us in a much better position to respond appropriately when ...

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Redefining Excellence for Today’s World

Excellence looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago when Tom Peters first wrote about it. Explore with us what it takes to lead ...

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How to Be a Top 50 Innovator

What does it take to become a leading innovator? FastCompany’s Top 50 Innovators list shows that successful innovation can happen in any ...

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Anti-innovation: 10 Proven Ways Not to Innovate

Are you trying to innovate but just spinning your wheels? See if any of these anti-innovators apply to your business.

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Are You Wearing Rose-Colored Glasses?

Business leaders often see their organizations through rose-colored glasses. Find out how to get in touch with what’s really going on in ...

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Are You a Tourist or Resortist?

Whether on a billboard or inside your organization, language matters. Find out why the words you use can help make the difference between ...

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Are You Bold?

↵↵Are you brave,↵valiant, valorous, audacious, and swashbuckling? Or are you timorous, trepid, faint-hearted, and↵pusillanimous? ...

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Are Your Employees Getting Happy Feet?

The employment pendulum seems to be swinging back to the employee side. How do you keep employees from getting “happy feet” when their ...

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The Winning Attitude Tipping Point

Want to build a winning attitude in your organization? Start with getting one out of every 10 people to passionately care about winning.

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Play to Win!

Are you playing to win? Or are you content just to play and not lose?

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