Assets & Liabilities

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Which one are you? We like to think that the past is what adds up to our current value to our employer or our team: education, experience, skills learned, accomplishments, road traveled, etc. All resumes say the same thing: “Of course I can be an asset to your organization. Look what I have done in the past.” Value, however, is decided …

To Lead Is to Clarify

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You’re about to be handed a mission from above. Your career growth within the organization will be determined by how well you execute the task at hand. As you sit across the desk from your boss, your task takes shape from the words that come out of his mouth. Eager to succeed yet stressed by the circumstance, you hear the …

To Think or Not To Think

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From Simon Sinek’s latest book, Leaders Eat Last:  It is strange indeed how traditional, top-down organizational management aims to train people to follow procedures and not think for themselves even as the quest for computer AI (artificial intelligence) strives to teach machines to do the opposite – think for itself and not follow scripted programming. People can’t be accountable for …