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Shiny Objects, Blue Oceans, & Rap…Oh My!

Innovation innovation innovation. Our world drips with innovation. Some of it is BIG innovation – Siri, SpaceX Dragon, Brain-Controlled Robotics, Spanx for Men. But while we hear less about it, most of it is LITTLE innovation. Incremental advancement. In fact, what makes many organizations (and the people behind them) so damn successful is their relentless…

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The Solution is the Best Part of the Problem

I dig it when a TrenchHR pro takes the time to send me a guest post. Some are testing their writing skills, others are looking for a place to spout off, and others are just interested in being part of the conversation. Either way, I’m happy to give them the platform. Michael Danubio is one…

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We Lose Sleep, Others Lose Their Lives

U.S. Memorial Day is upon us. A good time to hit the pools, BBQ, and drink. What U.S. holiday would be complete without those things? I always find this a great time, though, to reflect upon the value and importance of what we do every day. It’s tough for me to keep things in perspective…

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Just Do It. Now.

This isn’t advice I’d give every day. In fact, just by saying it I risk backtracking much of the path I have trodden. So I’m going to say it quickly and we’re not going to dwell on it. If I’m your boss and I ask you to do something, you get an opportunity to discuss…

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Young, Impressionable, and Bad Communicators

In my not so humble opinion, there is really only one skill in the world of work that trumps all others: communication. Strong communicators almost always get the edge. Not only is it central to everything we do in the workplace, but we tend to gravitate toward people who we like to listen to and…

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