Issue 172

Stop Undermining Democracy and Your Business
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Published Jan. 23, 2019 - By Carol Sanford

“Why is it that organizational leaders, and people in general, have such difficulty recognizing the negative impacts of their business practices and work designs? Why do we so deeply believe in what is later found to be not only untrue, but often harmful? … I believe it is the lack of a discernment and reflective process to examine what we are sold.”

Live Big: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Passion, Practicality, and Purpose
172
Published Jan. 23, 2019 - By Ajit Nawalkha

“As an entrepreneur, you need to know that your business isn’t an entity. It’s an experience. It’s unfolding at every moment. Every moment is vital. Critical. The only way to handle the chaos and the crazy beauty of it all is this: know that growing your business is actually about growing yourself. It’s about staying sane, centered, and focused.”

The Power of Positive Coaching
172
Published Jan. 23, 2019 - By Lee J. Colan, PhD & Julie Davis-Colan

“It wasn’t too long ago that having a business coach was like having a scarlet letter on your professional suit. Today, having a coach has been elevated in status. Business leaders have realized what professional athletes have always known—having a coach produces better results.”

Weathering the Perfect Storm: How to Prosper in the Reputation Economy
172
Published Jan. 23, 2019 - By Mike Mooney

“It is vital to understand that we are living in a perfect storm that is making our reputations more fragile than at any other time in human history! […] It’s a new day in the court of public opinion and oftentimes these moments go viral and a bad situation gets worse in a hurry.”

My Metacognitive Journey: The Power of Understanding Yourself
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Published Jan. 23, 2019 - By Dave Mitchell

“Perhaps the most satisfying development associated with writing a book is when you as the author stumble upon a revelation in the middle of the process. For this book, I came to understand the answer to a question that I am often asked and have struggled to answer for many years. So many times, I am approached by an attendee and asked, ‘Can people change?’”


Issue 171

The Case Against a General AI in 2019
171
Published Dec. 27, 2018 - By Byron Reese

“Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is either possible or it isn’t. The chasm that divides the two viewpoints couldn’t be wider because it has to do with our core beliefs about the nature of reality, the identity of the self, and the essence of being human.”

Why You Don’t Need VC to Build a Billion Dollar Business
171
Published Dec. 27, 2018 - By Dileep Rao, Ph.D.

“Silicon Valley venture capital is like a very successful lottery. […] For entrepreneurs who want to reduce the role of luck in their success and improve their odds, here are six reasons why you don’t need VC to build a billion-dollar business.”

The Teamwork Imperative
171
Published Dec. 27, 2018 - By Simon Mac Rory

“Over 90 percent of what we do in our work lives happens through collaborative effort. That makes teams and teamwork the most important means of output and productivity in the organization. So you would think that organizations would treat team performance as a strategic imperative, but most do not, preferring to muddle on with poorly performing teams and accepting mediocrity.”

The Silent Killer of Founder Owned Businesses
171
Published Dec. 27, 2018 - By D. Scot Hunsaker

“A recent Wall Street Journal/Vistage poll showed that half of all business owners say that they have a succession plan, but only 25 percent have actually put pen to paper and written it down. I would contend that if you haven’t written down your succession plan you don’t really have one. It doesn’t have to be this way.”

One Room, One Team, Different Purposes
171
Published Dec. 27, 2018 - By Carlos Valdes-Dapena

“We preach collaboration, talk and train teamwork, but all the while organizations are optimized to manage, foster and reward individual effort. Collaboration is second- or third-nature for a large majority of us and this predisposes us to consistently revert to our more selfish ways, especially where we’re rewarded and recognized to do so.”



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