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Anyone Can Have A Vision. Building Competence Is Often More Important

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Plenty of people have visions. Elizabeth Holmes had one for Theranos, but its product was a fraud and the company failed. Many still believe in Uber’s vision of “gig economy” taxis, but even after. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know (But Most Don’t)

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The truth is that leadership is the art of managing the ambiguous, or as Stanley McChrystal has put it, “a complex system of relationships between leaders and followers, in a particular context, that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How To Prepare Your Organization For Transformation In A Post-COVID World

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In Built to Last, management guru Jim Collins suggested that leaders should develop a “big hairy audacious goal” (BHAG) to serve as a unifying vision for their enterprise. He pointed to examples such. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Truth About Automation, Jobs And Prosperity

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When we use machines to perform tasks formerly done by humans we unlock multiple effects. The most obvious, of course, is that somebody is out of a job, less obvious are how technology affects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Innovating For The Long Term

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It’s become fashionable to bemoan the influence of investors and blame them for short-term and “quarterly capitalism,” but that’s just an excuse for failed leadership. If you look at the world’s most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

To Truly Change The World, You First Must Learn Something About It

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Through my work, I’ve gotten to know a number of truly revolutionary people. What has always struck me is how different real revolutionaries are from the mercurial, ego-driven stereotypes Hollywood. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Why We Are Beset With Conspiracy Theories (And How To Fix It)

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In a nutshell, the function conspiracy theories play is to explain things that we don’t otherwise understand and feel out of our control. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the age of Covid has. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Digital Era Is Over. Long Live Innovation!

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We tend to assume that we’ll notice when something important is afoot, but that’s rarely the case. The truth is that the next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all. It doesn’t. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Change Management Has To Change

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The truth is that today we can’t transform organizations unless we transform the people in them and that’s why change management has got to change. It is no longer enough to simply communicate. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How To Compete In A New Era Of Innovation

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In 1998, the dotcom craze was going at full steam and it seemed like the entire world was turning upside down. So people took notice when economist Paul Krugman wrote that “by 2005 or so, it will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Why The 2020s Will Be An Era Of Atoms, Not Bits

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The simple truth is that the digital era is ending and innovation is shifting to other places. Digital technology will remain —just as heavy industry persists long after the end of the industrial. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 5 Immutable Laws Of Change

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Throughout history many have sought to create change and most have failed, but a few succeeded brilliantly. Starting out with very different challenges, philosophies and personalities, they. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Eerie Parallels Between the 1920s And Today

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While the “Roaring Twenties” are remembered as a golden age, they set the seeds for what came later. Although the stock market boomed, lack of regulation led to the stock market crash of 1929 and the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Change Fails

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The biggest misconception about change is that once people understand it, they will embrace it and so the best way to drive change forward is to explain the need for change in a very convincing and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade

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This summer, my list focuses on books that explain the issues we'll be wrestling with over the next decade. The post Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade first. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Revealing, Building And Emerging: We Need To Take A More Biological View Of Technology

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What both the optimists and the Cassandras miss is that technology is not something that exists independently from us. It is, in fact, intensely human. We don’t merely build it, but continue to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Humility Principle

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We rarely fully understand the consequences of the actions we take. We live in a world not of linear cause and effect, but complex ecosystems in which even our best laid plans touch of a complex web. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

We’ve Screwed Up Capitalism, Technology And Healthcare. It’s Time To Admit It And Do Better.

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Technology is a process that involves both revealing and building. Yes, we revealed the power of market forces and the bankruptcy of the Soviet system, but failed to build a more prosperous and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

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“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” We need to have a sense of humility. It’s far too easy to be impressed with ourselves and far too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

We Need To Get Off The Silicon Valley Doomsday Machine

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At this point, the government, the media, big business, small business, Silicon Valley, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have all been somewhat discredited. There is no real enemy left besides. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Things Companies Need To Build An Innovation Ecosystem

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The technology being developed today is simply too complex for anyone to go it alone, which is why the only viable strategy is to actively connect to ecosystems of talent, technology and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Good Ideas Fail (And How To Help Yours Succeed)

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We tend to think that if we get an idea right, that others will recognize its worth. That’s hardly ever true. In fact, if your idea is truly new and different, you can expect to encounter stiff. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Some Can Transform Themselves. Others Can’t. Here’s What Makes The Difference:

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Since 1970, we have undergone three revolutions—financial, managerial and digital—and we are somehow worse off. It’s time to admit that we had the wrong theory of the case and chart a new course. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

These 4 Paradigm Shifts Will Define The Next Decade

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It is all too easy to get caught up in old paradigms. When progress is powered by chip performance and the increased capabilities of computer software, we tend to judge the future by those same. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

To Create Real Change That Lasts, Start With A Majority

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There is a reason why the vast majority of organizational transformations fail, even though they typically have big budgets and C-Suite support behind them. To drive meaningful, lasting change you. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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There Will Always Be People Who Want To Kill Change. Here’s How To Outsmart Them

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Look at anyone who has truly changed the world and they encountered significant resistance. In fact, while researching my book Cascades, I found every major change effort, whether it was a political. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What Amazon’s Entrance Tells Us About The New Era Of Quantum Computing

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Make no mistake. The future will not be digital and digital strategies are unlikely to succeed in a post-digital world that will likely includes not only quantum technologies, but neuromorphic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

We Need To Rethink Agility For The Post-Digital Age

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Over the past few decades, we have largely been moving faster and faster down a predetermined path. Over the next few decades, however, we’ll increasingly need to explore multiple domains at once and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Innovation Needs Constraints

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Researchers have known for decades that creativity needs constraints. When you have a limited budget, you simply don’t have the luxury of ignoring problems. You have to face up to them and solve them. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why You Need To Build Change On Common Ground

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The truth is that while people like the idea of being different, change is always built on common ground. Differentiation builds devotion among adherents, but to bring new people in, you need to make. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Innovation Isn’t Just About What You Know, It’s About Who You Talk To

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The best innovators are not necessarily the smartest or even the hardest working, but those who actively build up a strong network of collaborators. What’s becoming clear is that collaboration is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

2021: What Comes After Covid?

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Today the Covid-19 crisis has given a shock to the system and we're at an inflection point. The most immediate effects have been economic recession and the rapid adoption of digital tools, such as. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Strategy In A Post-Digital World

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The truth is that the future tends to surprise us and nobody can say for sure what the next few decades will look like. Strategy, therefore, can’t depend on prediction. However, what we can do is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Consensus Kills Innovation

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Big ideas are never easy. Almost by definition, they are unlikely, fraught with risk and often counterintuitive. They need champions to inspire and empower beliefs around them. That’s why leadership. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

10 Principles for Transformational Change

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Positive change never happens by itself. Any significant change always inspires fierce resistance and we need to overcome that resistance to bring change about. The post 10 Principles for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!