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Design Thinking: A Strategic First Step

I’m always looking for new ideas, approaches, and experiences that allow me to provide better products and services to my clients. In addition, I’m constantly searching for better ways to foster my team’s creative genius and position them to work harder, smarter, and more strategic. Luckily, I was exposed to the power of creativity for [...]

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

I’m reading a GREAT book by Robert Greene titled “The 33 Strategies of War.” One of his chapters deals with a creating a sense of urgency and desperation. He states at the beginning of this chapter: “You are your own worst enemy. You waste precious time dreaming of the future instead of engaging in the [...]

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More on Idea Execution

More on Idea Execution

I’m currently reading Scott Belsky’s Making Ideas Happen. It is a fascinating read that looks at the creative mindset that focuses less on idea generation and more on idea implementation and execution. In my line of work, ideas are constantly generated. However, idea killing and more importantly, idea execution, receive less fanfare. But as I [...]

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Idea Execution

Idea Execution

I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about idea creation vs. idea execution. It seems that more thought and energy are given, at least by senior management, to idea creation. And why is that? Is it because idea creation is more fun? Or is it that they think the idea creation is the more challenging [...]

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The Essence of Time

The Essence of Time

Vacation. The perfect time to unplug, relax, and have fun. I just took my first vacation in quite awhile and it was the perfect time to relax and reflect as well as catch up on my reading. During the past week, I started reading Brian Solis’ Engage, Ted Leonsis’ The Business of Happiness, and Garr [...]

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Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

Perceptions   “We are measured not by what we are, but by the perception of what we seem to be; not by what we say, but how we are heard; not by what we do, but how we appear to do it.”

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Blue Ocean Strategy for Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs

Blue Ocean Strategy for Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs

In today’s competitive business environment, companies are constantly looking for ways to continually gain an edge in order to improve their competitiveness and differentiate themselves from the competition. As a result, management teams are researching and applying the latest management systems into its operations. One such management system gaining notoriety and acceptance is the Blue [...]

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Quote of the Week: Eisenhower

Quote of the Week: Eisenhower

In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, football field, in an army, or in an [...]

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Lead and Learn

Lead and Learn

I’m a manager who not only runs a very large and visible account, but I also head up my company’s interactive communications team. Serving in these dual leadership roles, I’m always working on how to become a more effective leader. I want people to follow me not because they have to, but because they want [...]

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