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Collaborate With a Strategic Alliance to Find Success
Traditionally, the concept of success through collaboration in the business world has been focused on eliminating competition to find success in ways that benefit the industry the competitors share. However, during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, success through collaboration was redefined when two tech giants, Apple and Google, collaborated o...
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Is Success A Big Limitation?
I once gave a commencement speech where I made a comment that took the parents and graduates completely by surprise. I said, "I don't want you to try to live a successful life; it will limit you, as success is only about you and the accolades on your wall. Instead, live a significant life. Significance is about what you do for everyone else....
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Which Trends Can You Trust?
Mention the word "trend" in a group setting and you'll find that most will shrug it off, the reason being that the word "trend" has a negative connotation to it, causing trends to be considered untrustworthy. Having an avoidance relationship with trends of any kind based on this aura can be a significant mistake in your career. Some trends are s...
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Is the "New Normal" We Face a Soft Trend?
There will always be certainties about the future that we simply cannot change. Some are rather obvious, such as the reality that spring will always follow winter, summer follows spring, and fall follows summer. There are other future certainties that have nothing to do with the seasons, and that we all can agree we look forward to. One examp...
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Company-Wide Innovation Is an Anticipatory Imperative
If you were to ask anyone in your organization to outline their daily responsibilities, you'd likely get a list that includes position titles rather than responsibilities, like sales or information technology. But what about something more crucial to the overall goals of the organization, like innovation? It is likely that employees don't...
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Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown
We all manage something in our lives. Whether we manage other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves, management is part of our everyday lives and includes careful planning, well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What happens when we apply that definition of management to the concept of opportunity? What if we w...
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Post-Pandemic Success Will Be Determined by What You Do Now
Post-Pandemic Success Will Be Determined by What You Do Now, Not What You Do Post-Pandemic. No one ever thought that starting in this new decade, our booming economy and flourishing job market would be placed on "pause" due to a worldwide outbreak of a virus, yet here we are. 2020 has been an interesting year to say the least, but there are obv...
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Hard Trends: Easier to Identify Than You Think
A well-worn cliche says there are only two things you can be certain about: death and taxes. With apologies to those who agree with that statement, there are many, many more examples of out-and-out certainties. Was Sunday followed by Monday last week? Absolutely. Will that be the case next week? You can count on it. A more timely and, in some wa...
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Redefine Risk in the Face of the Unknown
In the past, organizations have practiced agility more than anything else because it is easy to simply pivot and put out small fires as they arise. But with the world facing a global pandemic, statewide lockdowns here in the United States, and a once-booming economy now seemingly frozen in time, organizations both large and small are caug...
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Discover New Opportunities Never Before Available
Disruption is a central component of the Anticipatory Organization Model, focusing closely on how Anticipatory Organizations and individuals can look at disruption and see enormous opportunities. The untimely situation we currently face with COVID-19 is no exception; not only has every industry been touched by the coronavirus pandemic and subseq...
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