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The Lost Art of Stillness in Leadership- Chris Heeter

By Chris Heeter
In a culture that rewards and celebrates speed and rapid growth nearly above all else, there is an element of leadership that can get lost in the blur: stillness. Don't get me wrong, leaders need to be quick and agile, to find solutions, and to produce results. The question is...what factors are needed in order for this to happen? With my sled dogs, as you can imagine, things move very quickly. The dogs are brimming with energy, they can't wait to run and to pull. It's as intuitive to them as ...
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Live Inspired Podcast: Breakthrough: A Miraculous True Story (ep. 168)

By John O'Leary
John O'Leary welcomes John Smith from the miraculous true story of Breakthrough to the Live Inspired Podcast. When I walk on stage to give a keynote, I'm often introduced "expected to die, now teaching others to truly live, John O'Leary." Today, I welcome 19-year-old John Smith who just 5 years ago fell into an icy lake, spent 15 minutes trapped below the ice and did not take a breath for over an hour. He was declared dead, yet he is alive and fully recovered today. His ...
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Stick to the Basics: The Leadership Wisdom of Dave Christiansen

By Bruce Tulgan
Dave Christiansen, CEO of MKC If asked to describe his leadership philosophy, Dave Christiansen may offer you this quote from Walter Lippmann: "The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully." In other words, as President & CEO of Mid-Kansas Coop (MKC) Christiansen ...
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Keynote: Pfizer, Paris, France: The Acceleration of Healthcare

By Jim Carroll
The rapid evolution of genomic science, the acceleration of gene therapy, the virtualization of healthcare with medical device connectivity, the changing nature of the relationship between patients and doctors, an explosion in medical knowledge - the world of healthcare is in the midst of more change than it has seen in the last 100 years. This pharmaceutical giant brought together a global team to examine issues and opportunities in the world of healthcare and needed an ...
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Daily Inspiration: "To supercharge your creativity, fire up your internal rebelalyzer!"

By Jim Carroll
"To supercharge your creativity, fire up your internal rebelalyzer!" - Futurist Jim Carroll If it's not a word, it should be! And if you are going to be a rebel, you'd better make sure that you regularly recharge your rebelliousness. Carry your rebelalyzer with you everywhere you go, ready to fire up your rebellious attitude! A rebelalyzer? It's one of those words that in the context of a phrase just makes perfect sense. It came to me during a discussion ...
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Five Ways to Grow Professional Relationships After College

By David Nour
Five Ways to Grow Professional Relationships After College Olivia Kuban For recent college graduates, it can be especially difficult to know where to begin when it comes to starting professional relationships. After four years of working towards earning a degree, many are putting all of their energy into beginning their careers while disregarding the necessity of growing a professional network. Not investing in business relationships is detrimental to long-term professional ...
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The Dangers of Legacy Thinking

By Daniel Burrus
Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a powerful question: Is what got us to where we are helping us move forward or holding us back? Your company or organization may be thriving, but is this record of success sustainable and can you keep going? Maybe you're noticing kinks in your armor or a drop-off in your sales. You're thinking and acting as usual, but something is misfiring. This is what I refer to as "legacy thinking." If left unchecked, legacy thinking can pose ...
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Daily Inspiration: "Instead of saying it can't be done - do something else!"

By Jim Carroll
"Instead of saying it can't be done - do something else!" - #Futurist Jim Carroll The easiest thing in the world is to fall into a creative rut; to run out of steam; to recycle your thoughts; to redo things over and over again. That sets in a mindset of defeat, and the more you try, the worse it gets. So here's a secret to successful innovation - do something different altogether! That will give you a chance to recharge your batteries, shift your focus, and re-aim ...
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By Jim Carroll
I'm killing some time waiting for my flight in Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, and with a little bit of jet-lag, needed to keep myself awake. With that in mind, here's a tongue-in-cheek rant, based on what I've learned over a 25-year career as a futurist advising companies worldwide on what they must do to deal with the reality of a fast-changing, disruptive world. (Note: I've seen ALL of these circumstances. My mind boggles!) (ps. I don't write this post because I need to drum up ...
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Relationship Economics- David Nour on the Beyond Speaking Podcast

By David Nour
Global thought leader and growth strategist David Nour shares how being an immigrant built his expertise in relationships, how Americans differ from the world in business, and his idea of relationship economics. Download the podcast here or on Apple PodcastsandStitcher. To bookDavid Nour for your next event, visit his profile: David is the author of multiple books including Relationship Economics: Transform Your Most Valuable ...

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