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Reflections on the Art of Being Human at Work.

Facing The Challenges of Virtual Teams: 10 Skills for Managing Remote Organizations Successfully

Facing The Challenges of Virtual Teams: 10 Skills for Managing Remote Organizations Successfully

Managing a remote team successfully requires an attunement to what matters most in communication: understanding the human or humans in front of you. If you can connect with humans face…

Honor and Service

Honor and Service

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Douglas Adams, author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide…

Power & Trust

Power & Trust

“I haven’t seen a good board guarantee a company’s success, but I’ve certainly seen a bad board guarantee it’s failure.” – Jerry Colonna If there’s a set of topics that…

Personal Records

Personal Records

“A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin When we’re worried about happenings outside the boundaries of our own organizations,…

The Art of Pruning

The Art of Pruning

“In order to do a good job of those things that we decide to do, we must eliminate all the unimportant opportunities.” – from The Apple Marketing Philosophy (1977) In…

Bigger Than a Bread Box

Bigger Than a Bread Box

“When we are blind to systemic causes of problems, all the solutions we try will likely make matters worse.” – Esther Derby Entrenched systemic issues resist cure-all approaches. Uninformed or…

Shifting for the Better

Shifting for the Better

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, but also of fixers. We have looked at our land and people, and said, time and time again, “This is not good…

This Being an Entrepreneur

This Being an Entrepreneur

Treat every moment as if it is not preparation for something else. — Shunryu Suzuki Contrary to the popular startup mythos, entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes (and we’re…