Issue 134

A Big Idea: Big Ideas Don’t Work (A Manifesto for Thinking Small)
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Craig Wilson
134 “Big marketing ideas don’t work. Principled, character driven decision-making does. It’s what drives long-term sustainable customer relationships."


Organizational Sabotage: How to Spot It, and How to Stop It
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Robert M. Galford, Bob Frisch & Cary Greene
134 “Someone is sabotaging your organization. Not deliberately. But that doesn’t matter. The damage that this person is causing is just as bad, and maybe even worse, than it would be if he or she planned it.”


Think Big, Act Bigger, and Do It Your Way—Because You Can!
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Jeffrey Hayzlett
134 “The key to thinking big and acting bigger for any person and any company of any age or size is to own who and what you are because you can. Do you believe you can? That’s the first of all the essential questions you must ask to think big and act bigger and own who you are and everything you do.”


Future You: The Owner’s Manual
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Bill Jensen
134 “Rather than add to all the hyperventilating about the coming disruptions that will radically impact how you live, work, and play, the most helpful Future You Owner’s Manual must focus on the choices you will face and how you make those choices.”


Give Not Until It Hurts, But Until It Feels Great
Oct. 14, 2015 - By: Jenny Santi
134 “So many of us have convinced ourselves that giving should be a sacrifice, an act of moral responsibility that renders itself null when we derive any joy from it. But why?”



Issue 133

Why We Don’t Get the Leaders We Say We Want
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
133 “The state of workplaces can only be described as dire. Moreover, there is no evidence that things are getting better over time. What gives? And maybe more importantly for those people worried about companies and their people, is there any hope for a better future?”


Why Grit is The New Black
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval
133 “Grit is the most accurate predictor of success in achieving life goals. Grit is about sweat, not swagger, character, not charisma. Grit is the result of a hard-fought struggle, a willingness to take risks, a passionate pursuit of one’s goals, and the perseverance to continue against all odds.”


Thinking Our Way Out of the Darkness
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Angie McArthur & Dr. Dawna Markova
133 “We take for granted that intelligence occurs within our own minds. We don’t realize that it also occurs between us. What keeps us from tapping into that intelligence and communicating effectively is that most of us don’t know how to think with people who think differently than we do.”


Solving The Wrong Problems: Why Behaviors Don’t Change In Organizations
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Todd M. Warner
133 “Organizational success seems to breed inertia and a status quo that is self-destructive. The stability that organizations establish in the name of efficiency and operating protocol domesticates employees, and sets in place a web of factors that conspire against behavioral change.”


The Self-Disruptor’s Manifesto
Sept. 16, 2015 - By: Jay Samit
133 “All disruption starts with introspection. Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel. Most people avoid this painful process because they are not willing to risk what they have built for the opportunity to have something better.”




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