Tag: career

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What can the obnoxiously wealthy teach us about risk?

Have you heard the one about the entrepreneur who took the audacious step of selling her multi-million-dollar company and decided to do something completely different with her life? Probably, because apparently the world is lousy with them. And the blogosphere is desperate to share their stories with you, presumably to illustrate that you too can change your career. “Yes, you too can take the bold … Read More What can the obnoxiously wealthy teach us about risk?

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Find Your Edge

While you may not be aware of it, there is something that you know or are able to do that other people need or want. This is your edge and you need to keep it sharp. Keep your wits about you. Observation and curiosity can take you a long way. Couple those things with a spirit that hungers to do something good for other … Read More Find Your Edge

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Passionate and Smart

There is a lot of overly simplistic advice out there meant to take advantage of people who are in a vulnerable state of mind. “Do what you love,” “Follow your dreams,” “Go with your gut,” “Just do it.” These bromides speak to people because they reinforce the idea that it doesn’t take a lot of thought or effort to realize your purpose and find meaning … Read More Passionate and Smart

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The Four Ds of Problem Solving

Whether you’re dealing with Earth shattering matters that need your response ASAP, or a nagging family problem, The 4 Ds of Problem Solving is the framework you need for getting to the solution.   DEFINE your problem. Thoroughly consider the situation or issue. Don’t assume you know what the problem really is. Drill down to the root cause by repeatedly asking yourself or stakeholders for … Read More The Four Ds of Problem Solving

Leadership is a Means Not an End

You will find more true leaders—self-leaders—among teachers, nurses, and community organizers than you will among CEOs, politicians, and celebrities. It is the former who lead for the purpose of effecting positive change—change that has far-reaching and often immeasurable impact.  Their motive for leadership is not a hunger for power.  True leadership come from a desire to use your knowledge and ability in a way that has the … Read More Leadership is a Means Not an End