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The Art of Big Picture Thinking

“You can’t see the big picture, when you’re in the frame.” – Les Brown Executives and high-level managers in organizations are generally assumed to be responsible for strategic “big picture” thinking. They are tasked with establishing priorities and shaping the vision of the organization for all their stakeholders, including their employees. But each of us, …

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The Art of Curiosity

“Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass.”― Michael J Fox Curiosity gets a bad rap. That darn cat!  His premature death from nosing into something that wasn’t good for him has put the incredible trait of curiosity into the negative column.   I’d like to move it back over to the positive …

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The Art of Storytelling in Business

“Having spent my life believing in the dream of reason, I was startled to find that an appropriately told story had the power to do what rigorous analysis couldn’t: to communicate a strange new idea and move people to enthusiastic action.” — Stephen Denning, author of The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling Let’s continue to explore …

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The Art of Listening to Lead

“Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen Covey Of course, listening is a critical skill for anyone in a work setting. Employees who know how to listen to feedback and respond accordingly have a much better chance at success in their professional endeavors. But, …

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