Issue 154 | Published June 14, 2017

AREA: A Research and Decision-Making Roadmap AREA: A Research and Decision-Making Roadmap
By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Published June 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. - “While decision making is about ideas, ideas aren’t enough; there is an important gap between having ideas and making good decisions about what to do with those ideas.”
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Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet?
By Kate Raworth

Published June 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. - “Whether our economic airplane can keep on cruising or is about to stall mid-air, one thing is evident: it is currently heading for a destination that we do not want to reach, one that is degenerative and deeply divisive.”
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Change is Hard: A true story of diversity and inclusion. Change is Hard: A true story of diversity and inclusion.
By Jennifer Brown

Published June 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. - “Now more than ever, companies need not only diversity of identity and culture, but diversity of thought, stemming from diverse industries and backgrounds—and to build inclusive organizations where all kinds of people can flourish.”
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Say It Like You Mean It: And Other Ways to Inspire People Every Day Say It Like You Mean It: And Other Ways to Inspire People Every Day
By Kristi Hedges

Published June 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. - “Here’s what I discovered. In these discussions, over and over again, people mentioned the same communication behaviors that inspired them. And they are behaviors every one of us already knows how to do.”
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The Thriving Artist Manifesto The Thriving Artist Manifesto
By Jeff Goins

Published June 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. - “Success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity. Being creative isn't a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed.”
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Finding Certainty In An Uncertain World Finding Certainty In An Uncertain World
By Jeff Boss

Published June 14, 2017 12:00 p.m. - “Many senior executives admit to feeling complacent in the workplace; they lost their passion for what they do. With this complacency comes a drop in performance. Organizational chaos ensues. Welcome to what I call the 5Cs of Chaos.”
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Issue 153

How to Win by Being Your Own Worst Enemy
May 17, 2017 - By: Bryce G. Hoffman
153 “Many of the business tools we have relied on for decades no longer work in a world where incremental improvement is not enough to stay in business, let alone succeed in it. We need new processes, new methodologies, and new ways of thinking.”


The Operational Excellence Manifesto
May 17, 2017 - By: Joseph F. Paris Jr.
153 “There must be a difference between excellence in operations, or process excellence, and operational excellence. Simply put, excellence in operations is efficiency, doing things right, but operational excellence is effectiveness, doing the right things.”


G.R.I.T.: The Stuff of Leaders and Champions
May 17, 2017 - By: Scott Petinga
153 “Success is rarely, if ever, easily obtained. It rises from the ashes of multiple failures like the proverbial phoenix, having to be fought for, chased and desired above all else.”


Bringing Passion and Evangelism Together in Your Business: The Unquenchable Spirit of Co-Creation
May 17, 2017 - By: David Nour
153 “Do you co-create value with others? Do you understand—deep in your gut—that you cannot succeed in the future by going at it alone?”


Capitalists Arise!
May 17, 2017 - By: Peter Georgescu
153 “The bull market is setting historical records, and the unemployment rate seems reasonable again, so most casual observers—meaning almost all of the media—think America is back on track and growing. Nothing could be further from the truth.”


Learning to Recognize Your Leadership Gap
May 17, 2017 - By: Lolly Daskal
153 “It’s the one problem that even some of the most successful CEOs I’ve worked with never see coming and have no idea how to resolve. The problem is that one day, suddenly, what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working.”



Issue 152

Why NEVER to Give Another Elevator Speech: Surprising Ways to Connect with Anyone, Anytime
April 19, 2017 - By: Sam Horn
152 “Never again give an elevator SPEECH. Never again explain what you do and/or what you’re trying to get a YES to. Never again ‘Tell people what you’re going to tell them.’ Instead, ask instead of explain.”


How Algorithmic Thinking Can Help You Think Smarter
April 19, 2017 - By: Ali Almossawi
152 “If one were to consider how best to make algorithms compelling to the broadest audience, it seems only natural to frame it as a tool for thinking, and a general-purpose one at that. One that can be applied to everyday problems that may have nothing at all to do with computers.”


The Competitive Advantage of a Talent Rich Organization
April 19, 2017 - By: Scott Wintrip
152 “When it comes to success in business, one measure alone can accurately predict the future—wealth of talent. The more talent wealth an organization has, the more successful that organization will be.”


The Downsides of the Urban Revival: The New Urban Crisis and How We Come to Grips With It
April 19, 2017 - By: Richard Florida
152 “In little more than a decade, the revitalization of our urban areas that I had predicted was giving rise to rampant gentrification and unaffordability, driving deep wedges between affluent newcomers and struggling longtime residents.”



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