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Offer to lead, even when you’re not sure

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Tweet I took some time over the December holidays to immerse myself in Twitter, start this blog, and generally soak in the Palmolive of social web 2.0-ness or whatever it’s called. (How old does someone have to be to get a Palmolive reference anyway?) My primary motivations have been curiosity and fun. I’m experimenting with […]

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Quick Update

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Tweet Happily my client had done a good job getting his internal stakeholders focused more on business outcomes and less on a certain kind of event as “the answer.” As the project progresses I won’t be chronicling it blow-by-blow out of respect for client confidentiality. But I will continue to post lessons gleaned from past […]

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I love you too much to run my team-building workshop for you

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Tweet I’m looking forward to a conversation with a client tomorrow. He’s a very bright, committed guy and we’ve done excellent work together in the past. But there is one catch, and it’s in the way that services like mine are often contracted. Here’s what I mean. Tell me if the following conversation rings a […]

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Old but good article

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Tweet Here’s an article on the AC from what was then the Bionomics Institute.  Check it out for a nice basic take on the Action Cycle and its value to organizations. (As an aside I met the author of Bionomics  and founder of the apparently now-hibernating Bionomics Institute, Michael Rothschild, in London in the mid-90’s.  Smart, warm, […]

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