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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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Saving Time, At What Cost?

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

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The New Must-Have Employee Skill

There’s likely no silver bullet, but there’s one attribute for employees that makes a real difference in a VUCA world. That attribute is agility.

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Don Durand, breakthrough consultant

Blog Post Transformational Leadership

Speaking or Listening—When are you most powerful?

But how does listening move or influence people? We are wired to speak first and to listen second. Surely one of the best ways to persuade others is through our mouths, by speaking.

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Overwhelmed About Being Overwhelmed?

I have a secret, though. You can create a new context for anything you’re working on, but only if you’re bold enough to create it. Next time you’re starting to feel overwhelmed about something you’re working on, take a few minutes and follow these steps.

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Setting Up Powerful Listening That Elicits Critical Conversations

Leaders can set the stage for powerful listening that empowers all levels of employees to speak up about what might otherwise be intimidatingly critical conversations.

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People Own What They Create

One year later—this 500-person division has accomplished four of their six headline statements of their invented future and they are on their way to achieving the remaining two.

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Blog Post Innovation that Creates New Value

The Disruption Ship

The shipping industry, responsible for those supermassive ocean cruising container ships, capable of carrying almost $500 million worth of goods from continent to continent, is in a tough spot.

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Who Are You?

His book, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal, could easily be renamed, “Actions and Effects,” or a like title that brings the reader to a similar conclusion: the only limit to what a person can achieve is that created by self. Only through action may we experience what is possible.

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Work—One of the Greatest Adventures of Our Lives

Work can be one of the greatest, most fulfilling adventures of our lives. This is especially true when one is part of a team working heartily on a breakthrough project to achieve a result that has been seen to be wholly improbable and will significantly advance the organization.

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Great Business Deals are Everywhere

Like the other CEO’s around our table, I looked at this situation through one lens: you need the cash to grow & there is no requirement to pay out the partner at this time, so don’t do it.

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Net Energy

According to a 2014 Gallup survey, only half of U.S. adults employed full-time work 40 or fewer hours a week. The average workweek in 2014 was 47 hours, with nearly one in five full-time workers logging 60 hours or more.

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Blog Post A Culture that Fuels Our Strategy

The Matrix Decision

While that design makes sense in organizations of a certain size, age, and level of complexity, it creates gridlock in enterprises when senior management’s involvement is required before decisions can be made.

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