Tuesday Report

Dice Or Direction –Luck Is Not A Strategy

Our guest columnist this week is Janet Ply, PhD.  Janet earned her PhD from George Mason University in information technology.  She is a recognized authority in helping organizations manage complex, high level, high stakes change. She is author of “Luck Is Not a Strategy:  An Executive

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Finding The Exit In The Haunted House

I’ll be honest with you.  This is the craziest, most conflicted, divisive, alarming era I have experienced: A brutal pandemic that keeps pulling us back into its orb…even when we think we’ve gotten past it Repeated seismic shocks to the economy Rampant wildfires in part

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Learning From YouTube And Life

The Tough Challenge of Being a  MentorYouTube-type skills can be challenging—learning life and career skills can seem impossible—that’s what mentoring is all about.  YouTube amazes me.  In a matter of seconds you can learn to cook African food, learn to install a garbage disposal, or build

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Managing Conflict without Duels at Dawn

I don’t know about you, but I think that how we manage conflict is perhaps the biggest determinant of how life will go for us.   How we manage conflict will determine who we’ll love, how we’ll fit into groups, where we’ll work, how successful

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How to Stop a Train—Lack of Alignment

Alignment – Your Essential Guide to Avoid Train Wrecks in Business and LifeA freight train is a hurtling 20,000 ton, 2 mile long, 200 freight car mass of rolling steel moving on a narrow 4’8.5 inch wide track supported by an infinite number of rustically cut wooden

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Three Magical Little Words to Unlock Collaboration

What can you do when you have to get people or groups to collaborate, when neither bullets, bombs or bluster can get them to move  a  nano-step? In my work with leaders of organizations—where millions of dollars are on the line—I’ve found three simple magic

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