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Discover Your Leadership Trail

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Jim Grand Manan Trail

 

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The Payoff from Sharing Power

Shared Power 2

 

Sometimes we’re reading something. Anything: a magazine, a book or an online article. And then we have what I’ll call a brain fart. An idea pops into our mind, only to stay there for a while, waiting to be exploited, beckoning us in increasing urgency to check it out before it disappears for eternity.

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The Myths of Creativity: Book Review

Myths

 

What do the words “creativity” and “innovation” mean to you?

 

Do you imagine a Back to the Future Christopher Lloyd character, bursting forth with spontaneous ideas? Or perhaps you think of a Steve Jobs, obsessing over every detail, a perfectionist who could be exceedingly hard on his employees. Or maybe you envisage a team crammed into a meeting room brainstorming ideas.

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Do it Right…and They Will Come: Where Passion Meets Purpose

Harpswell InnThe road was really narrow and winding–with plenty of hills. Sue was vigilantly looking for the sign which was supposed to say “Lookout Point Road.” Our Google enlarged printed map was of limited use. Finally we saw the turn on a curve, drove 100 yards down the side-road, and there it was: a magnificent historic inn, dating back to 1761.

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So You Want to be Rich and Famous? Stop Fantasizing!

Rich GuyOkay folks, be forewarned that this post is a bit of a rant. However, it’s written through the leadership lens of self-empowerment.

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Small is Beautiful: Lessons in How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation

Folk Fest 1I like small; I typically detest big. With the latter come replication, sameness and boredom. Yawn. Just visit a typical North American mall.

Do you prefer to find something unique, which doesn’t exist elsewhere?

Avoid malls as a start. I do–with a passion.

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Big-Bang in Practice: Antifragility, Innovation and Leadership

rethinking teamwork 

 

This is one of the more challenging posts I’ve conceived, mainly because I’ve attempted to weave together several seemingly diverse ideas and trends into one composite post.

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My Hero: Warren Bennis, On Becoming A Leader

Warren Bennis: On Becoming a LeaderUp from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007