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Carpe Diem? Not Really.

Robin Williams, in the character of English teacher John Keating, popularized the phrase, “carpe diem,” in the 1989 movie, The Dead Poets Society, when he said, “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Popular culture took it … Continue reading

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Fractals and Performance

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, the father of fractals, known for describing the eponymous Mandelbrot Set, died Friday, October 14, 2010, at age 85. It’s likely you have seen computer-generated fractal art, a testimony to the widespread cultural influence and popularization of … Continue reading

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The Road to Wisdom

The Road to Wisdom? — Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again, but less and less and less.  (Piet Hein, 1905-1996, The Road to Wisdom) The efficient and insightful poetry of Piet Hein (which … Continue reading

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Work Process Elements: Obtain, Enhance, Deliver

I have suggested previously that any job task can be viewed as a work process.  Fundamentally, for any task, resources are Obtained, Enhanced, and then Delivered (OED; Think Oxford English Dictionary, perhaps the first and largest “OED,” as an easy … Continue reading

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Learning, Memory, and Imagination

Experts seem to be everywhere.  How does one become expert, or a more expert expert? Here are two conventional definitions of “expert”: Expert adj. : having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience Expert n. … Continue reading

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The Power of Open-Mindedness

Questioning may be better than willing as a condition for positive and sustainable personal (or, by extension, organizational) change, according to research by psychologist Ibrahim Senay of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Wray, Herbert. “The Willpower Paradox.” In Scientific … Continue reading

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Growth Leadership

Change => Change Management => Change Leadership => Growth Leadership This transformative progression represents a natural and organic shift in heart and mind, which can then be manifested in changed behaviors within individuals and organizations. We have replaced “change,” which … Continue reading

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