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Innovation Through Competition

Whenever people talk to me about innovation, we inevitably discuss how to come up with a new idea.  Most people I have spoken to respond that coming up with a novel and innovative idea depends on being in the “right” environment at the “right” time.  After a little probing, these friends have explained that the

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Managing through Confidence

Published on May 6, 2012 by in Management

I’ve been thinking a lot about my experiences with good and bad managers. In my post earlier this week, I proposed that all good leaders posses strength and good communication skills. I realize that some people view strength as the ability to confront their coworkers, bosses and staff. That’s why bosses that scream are bad

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We Need Strong Leaders that Communicate Clearly

I have been thinking a lot about what makes a good leader and I realize that all good leaders have two important qualities: strength/confidence and great communication skills.  Let’s be clear, I do not think that dictators are good leaders, even though they usually possess both of those qualities.  Inherent in a leader’s strength is

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MBTI: The Epitome of Normal Behavior

The more that I talk about MBTI(Myers Briggs Type Indicator), the more people start asking about using MBTI to resolve psychological issues.  This is my first red flag to stop and explain that although knowing your type is a useful self-development tool, it does not correct or deal with personal psychological issues.  Carl Jung was

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Thinking vs Feeling: A Fascinating Dichotomy

Over the last few weeks I have had some very interesting conversations with people who rationalize situations very differently than I do.  These conversations were all theoretical and stirred a heated and loud debate.  It wasn’t till afterwards that I realized these debates were fueled by the T-F dichotomy.   One of the conversations happened

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Success or Failure: The Power of Leadership

Corporate America is often criticized as being bureaucratic and stodgy.  The complaint is that every decision takes much longer to be made and execute.  On the flip side, it is often said that small businesses make decisions quickly because there are only a handful of decision makers and the decisions can be executed swiftly.  Over the

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Put Ad on Web. Do Analysis. Revise.

This morning’s NYTimes business section had an article titled “Put Ad on Web. Count Clicks. Revise.”  The article talks about the use of Wall Street analysis techniques on Madison Avenue.  For the last year and a half I have been doing the kinds of analysis that the article talks about and know that counting clicks

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Help Wanted: Innovators to Pull Us Out of this Recession

I am a firm believer in the power of innovation and have been waiting for something to wow us out this economic recession.  Unfortunately, I came to a pretty sad realization today and am afraid that we are stuck in a viscous cycle that may not end anytime soon.  Now that you are either scared

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What to do When Working with both Judging and Perceiving Personalities

As I continue to work with new people and personalities, I realize how insightful Carl Jung’s theory is and how useful the MBTI tool can be.  MBTI is based on the premise that everyone has 4 basic personality preferences.  The first preference shows where you get your energy from (my E vs I post). The

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Is Social Media a Distraction?

On Friday, I sat down with someone I work with who made a prediction that someday soon there will be a backlash from all the time spent using twitter.  His argument was that he doesn’t see the value of these interactions during office hours and that it seems like a distraction from the work at hand.

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