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Where Magic Happens

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Big Ideas, Creating Value, Magic Makers, Magical Ideas | 2 comments

Those are powerful words, I know. But magic is indeed possible – even in business. To me, magic in business is bringing to life a big idea embedded with emotion. Yes, big ideas are differentiating, relevant, and provocative, but they become magical ideas when they also have a strong human component. Magical ideas are ideas that connect with people. They move people to see things in a different way. They move people to want to know more. Magical ideas are ideas that stop you. They pull you in. They set new standards. So why don’t we see...

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What is Winning?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in Driving Transformation | 0 comments

It’s a fair question. Do you have a philosophy for winning? Can you articulate it? Does your company have a clearly stated philosophy for winning? Can you recite it? Is it constant or does it change year after year? Does it motivate? While winning can be different things for different people it should always be clear, compelling, and constant. If it is, then every decision you make and every thing you do will forward that winning agenda. Or not. I find it interesting to observe just how many companies have neither a clear nor compelling...

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Don’t Let Inertia Block Forward Progress

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in Accelerate Through Opportunities, Driving Transformation, The Power of Inertia | 1 comment

My last post, titled Delay Breeds Danger, talked to the importance of institutionalizing a sense of urgency as the way to accelerate through opportunities in front of you. Today’s post is about overcoming your single greatest challenge to swift action – that highly powerful blocking force of inertia. What exactly is inertia? Simply put inertia is everything that makes up what your organization stands for at the moment you embark on an accelerated path forward. Inertia can include any or all of the following: * Fear of change * Fear of the...

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Delay Breeds Danger

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Accelerate Through Opportunities, Sense of Urgency, Time Management, Windows of Opportunity | 1 comment

My last post, titled Delay Breeds Danger, talked to the importance of institutionalizing a sense of urgency as the way to accelerate through opportunities in front of you. Today’s post is about overcoming your single greatest challenge to swift action – that highly powerful blocking force of inertia. What exactly is inertia? Simply put inertia is everything that makes up what your organization stands for at the moment you embark on an accelerated path forward. Inertia can include any or all of the following: Fear of change Fear of the...

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Experiencing Change

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in Driving Transformation | 1 comment

Change needs to be reinforced at every turn – in what you say, how you look, and what you do. But at the end of the day, all of these efforts will amount to little if your most important constituents – customers, prospects, partners, and employees – do not experience your organization in an entirely new way. It is in their experience where your organization will begin to be seen as a more valuable provider, partner, and employer. What can you do to facilitate an experience that is different, better, and more valuable? Here are some...

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