Issue 143 | Published July 13, 2016

How to Start When You’re Stuck How to Start When You’re Stuck
By Jason W. Womack & Jodi Womack

Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “Maybe it’s a career change, a health and fitness transformation or a personal project or side business you want to start, but for some reason—whatever it is—you haven’t started yet. … In order to find the time, the resources and the support you need, you first need to GET MOMENTUM.”
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Leading Innovation From the New Middle Leading Innovation From the New Middle
By George E. L. Barbee

Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “Innovation is more than an “I” thing… it’s a “WE” thing. It is true that we must make a real, conscious effort to improve our own innovation skills. But there are also important changes that we can and should bring about in the organization."
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Networks Are Eating the World Networks Are Eating the World
By Barry Libert, Megan Beck, Jerry Wind

Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “As Thomas Melville wrote, ‘We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us.’ Today’s digital networks are those fibers and the organizations that build and sustain will win big—bigger than we have every imagined.”
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A New Territory of Maturity: Updating Our Stories To Enhance Our Lives A New Territory of Maturity: Updating Our Stories To Enhance Our Lives
By Rosamund Stone Zander

Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “Some of the discoveries you made and the stories you constructed around them as a child have stayed the same, unchanged, no matter how many years have passed. You’ve been walking around in kid’s sneakers … Here’s how to fit yourself out with good pair of hiking boots to go the distance.”
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The Becoming Principle The Becoming Principle
By Cathy Salit

Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “As adults—in the workplace and elsewhere—when we’re asked to do something we’ve never done before, when we need to grow beyond our current capabilities, we can tap into what we naturally did as children, and perform our way to who we’re becoming.”
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Keeping On the Blade: How Successful Startup Founders Persist To Discover Hockey Stick Growth Keeping On the Blade: How Successful Startup Founders Persist To Discover Hockey Stick Growth
By Bobby Martin

Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - “Creating and growing a successful startup that achieves hockey stick growth is not the mystical unicorn of the business world that many would like you to believe it is.”
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Issue 142

It's Time to Fix It!
June 8, 2016 - By: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman, Tracy O. Skousen, Marcus Nicolls
142 “When you get accountability wrong, don’t expect anything else to go right in your job, on your team, or in the organization as a whole. … When you get accountability right, everything else will go right as you execute, overcome obstacles, and work to get results.”


The Social Business Mandate
June 8, 2016 - By: Clara Shih
142 “We live in an age in which every aspect of our lives from physical devices to offline services is being digitized; the impact of social media on consumers and business alike today is as profound as the rise of Google 15 years ago. Yet, many business leaders and CEOs are thinking about what I call Social Business in exactly the WRONG ways.”


The Sweet Spot of Purpose: A Three-Legged Stool for Productivity and Success
June 8, 2016 - By: Dan Pontefract
142 “The importance of purpose on the lives of employees, and for the betterment of society, has become table stakes. Indeed, the individuals that make up the organization are its most important advantage.”


STOP Branding and START Activating (Part II of “A Manifesto for Thinking Small”)
June 8, 2016 - By: Craig Wilson
142 “Marketers don't generate demand. Great companies spend their time understanding what and where latent demand exists and build the products, services, and user experiences that connect to that demand.”


KNOW YOUR EVERYDATA: How To Avoid Being Misled By the “Little Data” You Consume Every Day
June 8, 2016 - By: John H. Johnson, PhD & Mike Gluck
142 “You probably can’t change the amount of misinformation that fills your inbox and clogs your smartphone. But you can change the way you interpret data—and learn how to use data to make better decisions for your business.”


The Internet as Art
June 8, 2016 - By: Virginia Heffernan
142 “The Internet, in my view, is a massive and collaborative work of art—something billions of us contribute to every millisecond, with every Instagram photo, every ‘like,’ every message-board post, every tweet, every eBay review, every streamed video or song.”



Issue 141

The Five Pivotal Moments of Every Sales Transformation
May 4, 2016 - By: Lou Schachter & Rick Cheatham
141 “Whatever the cause, the moment will come when you will find your company in a shift from selling a lot of your current offering to something new. Five key moments determine whether your sales transformation will be successful.”


Wealth Creation is about Better Decisions, not Financial Products
May 4, 2016 - By: Douglas P. McCormick
141 “Creating wealth and financial security for yourself and your family is not derived from purchasing specific financial products, but by employing a holistic framework that results in good, consistent decision-making throughout your lifecycle of financial needs.”


Be Bold: Risks and Rewards of Betting On Yourself
May 4, 2016 - By: Fauzia Burke
141 “Change happens to all of us. I've realized that by being bold and pushing through fear, we grow and gain some control over the changes that happen to us. Every change helps us to realize our full potential.”


Life Is Negotiation: Field-Tested Techniques in Emotional Intelligence and Tactical Empathy from an FBI Negotiator
May 4, 2016 - By: Chris Voss
141 “We spend most of our days negotiating for something. The majority of the interactions we have at work and at home are negotiations that boil down to the expression of a simple, animalistic urge: I want.”



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