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Unify your team through change

Unify your team through change

When experiencing change, one of the biggest productivity hindrances is a team that is not unified. This can be for a number of reasons, ranging from conflicting viewpoints among team members to a lack of confidence in the change process itself. Most often this lack of unity is present when team members are not proactively encouraged to contribute to the change process.

4 Ways to increase your risk-taking, while lowering your risks

Increase your risk-taking, while lowering your risks

Risk taking is essential for the growth and success of any business. Without taking risks your organization can easily become outdated and left in a dwindling market.

You may be a visionary... but are you seeing the "whole" future?

You may be a visionary... but are you seeing the whole future?

Being a visionary means thinking about the future and taking action to make that future happen. Since every person thinks about the future, being a visionary is a natural skill every person possesses. So the question shifts from “Are you a visionary?” to “HOW are you a visionary?”

Embrace uncertainty to maintain your sanity

Embrace uncertainty to maintain your sanity

Some years back, I faced my first major crisis of managing uncertainty. I was an executive manager of Information Technology for an international oil and gas firm based in Dallas, Texas, USA. The oil crisis was at its peak and I had less staff and more demands.

Innovation is like learning to play the violin in public

Innovation is like learning to play the violin in public!

One day a colleague and I were talking with a group of executives with a multi-national corporation. They were exploring how we might help them expand the scope of innovation beyond their R&D department to more areas of the organization.

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