Is This Why You’re Not Getting “Buy-in” From Your Team?

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One of the biggest benefits of being a motivational speaker is that I get to work with many different organizations in many different industries. Because of this, I can sometimes see patterns that others who work within just one sector can miss. (I can also sometimes hear voices that others don’t hear, but that’s a different conversation altogether. And the medication helps.)

One common refrain that I hear from leaders across the board is this:

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The Myth of the Lone Ranger

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With this major release now in theaters EVERYWHERE, I thought I’d share this tib-bit with you:movies-the-lone-ranger-armie-hammer

 

Americans have a fascination with the Lone Ranger. Not necessarily the Old West character played by Clayton Moore in the 1950s, but rather the whole idea of one man or woman acting alone, and triumphing against the odds. ...

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Embrace the Messy Part!

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Messy is good.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal talks about leadership and creativity (one of my favorite topics, and the focus of my keynote program The Emmy Effect: How to Develop and Lead Award Winning Talent and Teams). In the article, author Justin Brady says:

[quote]Most leaders talk about creativity (or its cousin, innovation) without understanding what it is and how it happens. The process of real creativity is messy, chaotic, sometimes even disgusting, and ... Continue Reading →
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Wanna Buy a Fake Egg? Neither Do Your Customers!

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I’m a geek.

How much of a geek? I am a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). Need I say more? IBM has a monthly magazine called The Linking Ring, and there’s a regular column that reviews magic tricks, books, and apparatus. In the most recent issue there is a product review that ends with this sentence:

[quote style=”boxed”]So if you are looking for a fake egg that compresses into a relatively small space and pops back into its ... Continue Reading →
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The Blame Game – Ever Played It?

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How to Build the Best Workplace on Earth

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In the current (May 2013) issue of Harvard Business Review, there’s an article called Creating the Best Workplace on Earth. In it the authors talk about what employees really need to be their most productive. Among the six factors they identify is this one: employees need an environment where they can discover and magnify their strengths. In other words, ...

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