Date: December 3, 2012

Author: JT

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How We Choose to Define Ourselves

For many of us, choosing how to define ourselves has proven elusive for longer than we’d like. For me, clarity, true comfort even with who I am, only really came to light in recent years.

Every day life can be dull, boring, something from which to escape. Defining who you are, the direction you choose to take, is to put your head on the chopping block. Someone will take a swing at you. But without fear there can be no courage, and we all need courage in order to succeed.

Date: November 15, 2012

Author: JT

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What I’ve Read Lately: Think Like a Futurist

Refreshing. A book that does not follow today’s push to be ‘innovative’ just to snag attention because of the current hot trending keyword. Matter of fact, Cecily Sommers’ book works to get us away from simply identifying and going for a ride on the latest trend(s) in our respective industries.

Think Like a Futurist is a good read for anyone struggling with how to move their organization forward. Business leaders, product and program managers, service providers will all find the concepts Cecily introduces to be well laid-out with a reasonable amount of supporting content.

Date: November 13, 2012

Author: JT

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Leading the Crusade: Against the Communication Monster

In many customer or client engagements, there lies a story, full of intrigue and mystery, set against a dark monster dwelling deep in their midst.

The telltales the monster lurks can be seen if you watch. Questions asked go unanswered, or the questions are short, clipped, halting. It’s clear the monster has a good grasp on it’s domain when…

Date: November 9, 2012

Author: JT

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Have You Thought About Innovation Recently?

2007. That’s the year touch interfaces rocked the world and turned how we seriously thought about computer interfaces upside down. It was the year the iPhone debuted. It was the epitome of new, of innovation.

It is easier to find things ‘called’ innovative now, than actually innovative. Here, we take a look at the abuse with a touch of humor.

Date: October 31, 2012

Author: JT

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How Do You: Move Your Team from Complacency to Urgency?

The main way I’ve found to overcome complacency, to instill urgency, is to install a ‘sunlight,’ so a dash of real-world light is let in to swirl about them.

Installing a sunlight, letting your teams know their efforts help make the sun shine, is but one approach toward helping instill motivation, a sense of urgency within. Make sure everyone knows, and is reminded frequently, the value of –their- efforts.