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  • How to Make Better Decisions

    What ingredients make for better decisions? No question good analytics contribute. But, sometime, the algorithmic fringe holds a key to innovative insights. The margin also has clues to unintended consequences. Pre-mortems that flush out unintended consequences add a layer to critical thinking. But before you check the box on having a solid decision-making process, here’s something else to consider. Max

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  • Why Digital Transformation Is Not Enough

    Is the digital “cool factor” running you? Are you so consumed by keeping up with what’s new in digital transformation, you’re overlooking this: data does little to transcend the social and political pitfalls of uncertain times. It bothers me when leaders don’t differentiate between their transactional way of doing business and the urgent need we have to change how we

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  • Talent Management in Disrupted Organizations is Different

    Remember when talent management buzz was all about “who’s on the bus”? Not only is this metaphor outdated…it’s a limited perspective during disruptive times. At a minimum, we need a more fluid metaphor for talent development. Here’s one that’s a better fit for navigating disruptive, fast moving times.     Have you ever been white water rafting? White Water Talent

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  • Stop Limiting Yourself: 6 Steps Toward New Solutions

    Hitting the wall? Having trouble finding new solutions? I have a suspicion you’re not aware of how frequently you limit your options. Check it out yourself. Notice how many times a day the word “or” infiltrates your conversation. Language is a key to how we think about a situation or problem. When you say “or” you declare that there are

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  • Effective Feedback Takes Practice

    Giving effective feedback is one of those skills that we expect people to know how to do well. Yet many managers admit they struggle when it comes to tough conversations. At the same time business literature is full of accounts that millennials want more feedback than annual performance reviews. Some organizations create more issues by formalizing real time feedback in a way that is formulaic and exhausting for people already burned out by

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