Can This Chess Skill Improve Your Leadership?

    Chess is not the easiest game to play. Chess also isn’t the easiest game to teach someone else how to play. I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to teach the fundamentals of chess to my nine year old daughter, Miranda. What’s particularly challenging is explaining the idea of long term thinking. Miranda … Read more

6 Threats Keeping You From Innovating

    Innovation: Creating value by doing something better by doing it a new or different way. That “something better” could be many things: A new product A refined process An improved way to collaborate Innovation doesn’t have to mean a radical change -incremental tweaks are innovative, too.  Given this broad definition of innovation, everyone can … Read more

Three Big Business Benefits to Being Curious

    Do you have to manage more information than ever before? Is change hitting you faster than ever before? Welcome to the two-headed monster of today’s work world. We’re living in an age of complexity—one that shows no signs of going away or slowing down. Everyone’s dealing with the challenges of more, faster and … Read more

Aretha’s Got Sprezzatura – & So Should You

The video below (if you haven’t seen it) may just blow your mind.  It’s Aretha Franklin performing late last month at the Kennedy Center Honors.   (You can start at about 1:02 in):     What Aretha’s got is sprezzatura.  Sprezzatura is an Italian word that roughly translates as ‘the seeming effortlessness in action that conceals the … Read more

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