Authenticity and its Place in Teams

Recently I ran across a very interesting question: Authenticity — what does it mean to you? Do you believe it exists as a central core characteristic? Is it a construct of the modern management environment? Does it have a relevance or should we be more concerned about commercial metrics, performance and the like? Authenticity is ...

Awareness or Solution, Which Is Better?

08. December 2012 Awareness 1
There are a lot of people who have already brought awareness to the cause that they have just discovered. Last time, I encountered a conversation with a person that called me up and declared that the main purpose why he was forming a group is for awareness purposes. When I shared this story to a ...

How to Identify Worthwhile Actions

How do you know which actions are worthwhile and which are not?  Anyone who has an appetite for the taste of success thrives to take meaningful steps towards it, but what do those steps look like? The most pivotal and overlooked component for success is its starting point.  Teddy Gross, founder of Penny Harvest, has ...

The Fox and the Hedgehog

19. March 2011 Awareness 0
There is the common misconception that with the influx of information there is an increase in knowledge. We live in a world of rationalizers. I am going to tell you right here and now that openness is the remedy to a fixed mindset.  Now let me momentarily diverge to give clarity to this idea of filtered ...

We See What We Look For

02. January 2011 Awareness 0
Consider this.  Two people watch a speech.  Both hear the exact same words, and yet both come up with drastically different conclusions. How does this happen? Well let’s say this were a speech about politics, and one person was a democrat while the other a republican.  Each person would see facts reaffirming their preexisting views. The brain and ...