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February 21, 2018

We all know that changing somebody’s mind is hard to do.  Most new ideas will be challenged and discarded at first, even really good ideas.

When you present a new idea, how do you react to “NO”?

Jenn Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, says that she heard “NO”...

February 16, 2018

True paradigm shifts are rare.  A paradigm shift actually involves disrupting established wisdom and the world is never the same again –  like when humans figured out that the world is round instead of flat.  We all moved off in a new direction based on new maps, our e...

February 8, 2018

I hear a lot of griping about Millennials.

Born somewhere between the early 1980s through the late 1990s, this cohort has a bad rap.

“Millennials are entitled.”  “They expect participation trophies.” “Their faces never leave their phones.”   “It’s impossible to keep thei...

February 2, 2018

No one sets out to deliver a mediocre presentation.  I have yet to meet someone who wants to underwhelm their audience.

Ari was excited to be named Team Lead for an important project at work.  As part of his new role, he was asked to deliver a project update for the cli...

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