Issue 129 | Published May 13, 2015

Connect and Thrive: Create a Connection Culture to Win at Work (and Life) Connect and Thrive: Create a Connection Culture to Win at Work (and Life)
By Michael Lee Stallard

Published May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “Human connection is a superpower. It helps individuals and organizations thrive [but] Most people don’t recognize connection as a superpower—yet—and therefore miss out on connection’s benefits. If connection isn’t obvious to you, this manifesto will be an eye-opening wake-up call.”
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Earth Shakers: The Art and Craft of the Global Change Agent Earth Shakers: The Art and Craft of the Global Change Agent
By Dean Williams

Published May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “Earth shakers figuratively shake the ground on which we work and live. … We need earth shakers because globalization presents a whole new set of challenges for which traditional forms of leadership cannot resolve.”
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THE PENGUINS ATE YOUR CHEESE! THE PENGUINS ATE YOUR CHEESE!
By BJ Gallagher

Published May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “The penguins were in trouble and they knew it. For many years they had ruled the Land of Penguins with unquestioned authority. … But there came a time when things began to change In the Land of Penguins… ”
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10 Lessons on Art and Strategy 10 Lessons on Art and Strategy
By Jessica Hagy

Published May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “War is just a metaphor for every problem you’ve ever had in your life. Without problems, you’ve got no plot, and without a plot, your character can’t develop. So don’t just choose your battles. Embrace them.”
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The Simplicity Cycle Manifesto The Simplicity Cycle Manifesto
By Dan Ward

Published May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “When our additions get out of control, the new pieces do not simply add less than the previous pieces—they actually diminish the value of the whole. Fortunately, there is an alternative … With a little attention and focus, we can prevent complexity from reducing the design’s goodness.”
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The New Leadership Paradigm—Everyone, Every time, No Exception! The New Leadership Paradigm—Everyone, Every time, No Exception!
By Lior Arussy

Published May 13, 2015 11:00 a.m. - “Organizations and leaders are facing today the convergence of three mega trends that are reshaping their value proposition, their customer relationships, and their talent engagement. … And, by and large, most leaders are neither ready nor equipped to address these changes.”
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Issue 128

We Must Regain Our Humanity at Work
April 15, 2015 - By: Rodd Wagner
128 “We’ve lost much of our humanity at work. … We’ve lost much of the human touch for what we now call our 'human resources.' Whether a company gets it back will largely determine its future.”


The Membership Economy Manifesto
April 15, 2015 - By: Robbie Kellman Baxter
128 “Organizations that build their businesses around people’s need to belong, to be connected, and to be admired, organizations that are focused on relationships over products, are winning in today’s economy.”


Attacking Culture One Negotiation at a Time
April 15, 2015 - By: Deborah M. Kolb & Jessica L. Porter
128 “When individuals negotiate a change in practice they create what we call small wins. These small wins for individuals can aggregate and begin to chip away at institutional barriers.”


Unlocking Failure’s Grip On The “Static Quo” In Your Organization
April 15, 2015 - By: John Danner & Mark Coopersmith
128 “Most organizations and the executives who run them don’t recognize, respect or leverage the reality and potential of the one resource every organization and management team create every day: failure—the other ‘F’ word.”


Built to Reinvent: The Ten Commandments of Today’s Sustainable Company
April 15, 2015 - By: Nadya Zhexembayeva
128 “Today … we must reinvent so frequently and so radically that the traditional roles and processes inside of an organization cannot keep up. It’s time to make reinvention into its own profession.”


Six Kinds of Curiosity: And How You Can Use Them to Change Your Life
April 15, 2015 - By: Brian Grazer & Charles Fishman
128 “Curiosity turns out to be a quiet superpower that all of us have. You don’t need an Ivy League education to use it, you don’t need a high-speed Internet connection. What’s curiosity done for you lately? We’re betting it hasn’t done enough.”



Issue 127

From Macro to Uh-Oh: From
Company Concept to Employee Culture... and Back Again

March 18, 2015 - By: Stan Slap
127 “'Culture' is the most overused yet least understood concept in business. The difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture is the difference between whether your performance goals succeed or fail.”


Being Heard in a Chaotic World
March 18, 2015 - By: Linda J. Popky
127 “New communication techniques and technologies are continuously bombarding us with messages and reminders, with no end in sight. In a world where it’s hard enough to cut through the noise to get the attention of friends and family members, it’s even more difficult for businesses and other organizations to reach prospects and customers.”


Reducing the Pressure We Feel Every Day
March 18, 2015 - By: Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D.
127 “When you experience pressure anxiety—the feeling that you have to produce all the time—your emotional landscape changes for the worse. We often tell ourselves and our kids not to overreact to temporary set-backs—to be rational. However, pressure anxiety makes it hard to hold that thought in mind.”


BETTER and FASTER: How to Adapt & Change
March 18, 2015 - By: Jeremy Gutsche
127 “Your breakthrough opportunity is much closer than you think. The only problem is, for every opportunity you have hundreds of choices you could make with each one leading you to a slightly different version of your full potential. So, how do you know if you are making the right choices?”



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