Give Permission to Be Courageous

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Often the most powerful action you can take to provoke courageous behavior is to give people permission to be courageous. Before starting my own company, I worked for Accenture, one of the world’s largest and most respected management and

This Above All: Create Safety First

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Over the years, a lot of people have inspired me with their courage. But none as much as my fourteen-year-old daughter, Tobina. Bina, as we call her, has cerebral palsy. She is also profoundly deaf. Both challenges are the byproducts of a virulent

3 Ways to Harness Fear

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Why do some people confront their fears and others avoid them? I grappled with this question during the writing of my first book, Right Risk. Through the writing of that book, and after consulting with many leaders and experts since, I have learned

4 Types of Organizational Culture

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“Culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game.” – Lou Gerstner, Former CEO, IBM Webster’s Dictionary defines culture as “the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thought, speech, action, and artifacts and

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings…Yuck!

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Meetings, meetings and more meetings. Ever feel like you are perpetually in a state of meetings? In my consulting work, I hear this complaint a lot. You’re not alone if you feel meetings are a waste of time or that they leave you with no time to