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  • Insigniam Quarterly Transformational Leadership

    Building a Future for the Enterprise

    Visionary CEOs do not waste time trying to predict the future. Instead, they build it by summoning creativity and enrolling the organization.

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  • Insigniam Quarterly The Strategic Frame

    The Three Horizons of Strategic Frontiers

    Executives who explore and execute on their organization’s strategic frontiers can capture the future from their competition.

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  • Insigniam Quarterly Enabling Successful Change

    UPS’s Emerging Opportunities

    UPS’s Mark Vale shares how he is fueling the logistics company’s long-term growth and strengthening its global legacy by pushing it into emerging markets.

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Blog Post Innovation that Creates New Value

Role of the Chief Design Officer

Often times the design thinking is sequestered in the R&D department and/or the Innovation office. A few companies have formalized their commitment to design thinking with a Chief Design Officer.

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Blog Post Breakthrough Results

No Room at the Inn

Imagine approaching each day with a mind that resembles an empty cup, eager to be filled by the content of whatever the day has to offer. No simple task.

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Trust Your Compass

“Listen Officer Cadet Durand, during tonight’s patrol you will have to navigate through thick forest. It will be pitch black and your senses will want you to veer left or right. Don’t trust your senses, trust your compass.”

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Doing What I Can

After what his friend Tony Robbins claims was 1,500 rejections by agents before he was given the chance, Stallone accepted a small deal to star in his script. The movie, Rocky, earned him two Oscar nominations—Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay—and a place in history.

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Blog Post Breakthrough Results

Communicating is Like Flying an Airplane—It’s Always Off Course

What could be novel is the idea of considering yourself to be a pilot in every conversation you participate in.

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Blog Post Innovation that Creates New Value

Cold Call? Maybe it just got a little warmer…

The old school book on generating sales is filled with images of door-to-door vendors and cold callers. That foot in the door approach has lost some steam but has never come to a full stop.

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Blog Post Enabling Successful Change

Managing Relocation Anxiety

The good news is that corporate culture is propagated, reinforced, accessed and managed, through the conversations that are happening within the organization.

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Blog Post Breakthrough Results

The Circuitous Route to Breakthrough

Whats the lesson here? Breakthroughs come in all shapes and sizes, and might just show up when you least expect it. Like when moldy hay is making your cows sick.

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Blog Post A Culture that Fuels Our Strategy

Five Tips for Being the Messenger in a Layoff

Layoffs stink on all sides of the equation. You may end up having to be the messenger in these situations. The HBR points to several key approaches is “How to Tell Someone They’re Being Laid Off.”

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Blog Post The Strategic Frame

Food Co-ops Untapped Potential to Touch the Consumer’s Heart

The strategic choices made by the coops are guided by values such as fair treatment of the producers: this is one of their raison d’être, sustainability as in fair treatment of the natural resources and the animals: this is what makes the producers’ heart warm, quality and traceability: peer-pressure and peer-support among the producers push for transparency and constant improvement. These values are harmonics of what the consumers expect.”

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Taking Your Foot Off the Gas

“Yes, it is necessary and responsible to take a breather to consolidate and build a platform of flexibility. It may also be wise to limit this time and communicate the timeline and for what the time should be used for.”

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Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Facilitating Change in Women’s Leadership Today

As the moderator of the Women’s Leadership Panel and World Café discussions, it was pure magic to witness what is possible when the human spirit is unleashed and united with others in a common cause for the betterment of women and human kind.

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