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September 19, 2015

The Culture Question = Strong Sales for Change Your Space, Change Your Culture

A young grad student called me this week excited and inspired by the book. He is developing an App based on engagement for the workplace. He said, “I’m turning your book into an App!” Book sales have topped¬†16,000 and will exceed 20,000 by the end of the year. The interest reflects the ongoing questions leaders  …

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July 30, 2015

Competing for the CoreNet Global Innovator Award

Mark Konchar (Balfour Beatty), Josh¬†Schierbeek (Haworth) and I presented this morning to a panel of 7 judges competing for the CoreNet Global Innovator’s Award. We will find out the results in October. Here is some background on how we got to the finals. Senior leaders, who judged more than 40 entries, selected winners in three  …

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July 21, 2015

Culture before Strategy?

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Whether Peter Drucker uttered these words or not the truth still stands. Culture trumps strategy. Drucker’s aphorism blankets c-suite conversations, is uttered by a pantheon of keynote speakers and has achieved mantra status. If it is so ingrained then why do so few leaders follow it? There are one of  …

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July 20, 2015

Culture Before Strategy?

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Whether Peter Drucker uttered these words or not the truth still stands. Culture trumps strategy. Drucker’s aphorism blankets c-suite conversations, is uttered by a pantheon of keynote speakers and has achieved mantra status. If it is so ingrained then why do so few leaders follow it? There are one of  …

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June 20, 2015

Social Capital is the Single Factor that Determines Future Success and Resiliency

A small town just south of Indianapolis holds a secret. Many small towns do. However, when you hear this one you’ll likely sit up and do a double take like I did. Help me finish the following sentence… The top cities in the U.S. with world class architecture in order are: Chicago New York Boston  …

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September 12, 2012

Millennial Stats that You Should Remember

The Millennial brain is different than the GenX or Boomer brain. Older boomers (1946 – about 1955) are primarily left brain oriented, i.e. readers. Younger boomers and older GenX’rs (1964 – 1975) are primary right brain oriented, i.e. watchers. Younger GenXr’s and Millennials are primarily bi-lateral thinkers (multi-senory, multi-media trained). When it comes to the  …

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July 18, 2011

8 Secrets to Success – Richard St. John

Richard St. John considers himself an average guy. Okay, an average guy that gets invited to speak at the TED conference. Richard St. John interviewed attendees to the TED conference (a bunch a very successful people) to hear what they had to say were keys to success. What I love about his presentation is that  …

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April 22, 2011

7 Deadly Innovation Killers

Tradition – once upon a time this is how someone decided it should be done (otherwise known as NIMBY – not in my back yard). The Status Quo – change may upset the primal forces of nature and then everybody dies. Root-bound – no room for anything new or the chance to transplant anything (the  …

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April 8, 2011

The beauty and power of context

We’re moving out of an age of reason tied to abstract data and into a time of immersive understand with context rich data. Watch this video and think of what you might see if your data now had time, location, duration, volume and whatever other variable you can think of represented in a dynamic graphical  …

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