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A Resolution You Can Keep!

Business, Leadership

Eliminate Cognitive Dissonance Cognitive dissonance is the uncomfortable or disturbing feeling caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously. Human nature is motivated to remove or resolve cognitive dissonance. A simple example is not wearing a seatbelt when you know the consequences…

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A Time to Say Thanks

Business, Leadership

To the Leaders who Shape our Community ‘Tis the season to give thanks and to celebrate – not just for the good things that have come our way in the past year, but for the great things that are happening…

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Business, Leadership

Gift Ideas for Yourself and Others On the First Day: Be a player!  Players determine the outcome of the game while fans just pay to watch others determine the outcome.  Set your goals for 2011 with clarity; pursue them with…

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Who Is That Masked Man?

Business, Leadership

Detecting the Impression Managers A scorpion approached the riverbank, saw a frog and asked, “May I have a ride to the other side?”  The frog said, “No, you are a scorpion and you will sting and kill me.”  The scorpion…

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Solutions through Collaboration

Business, Leadership

Recognizing No Single Answer, Is the Answer “As our world grows more complex, time moves more rapidly, and needs become more numerous, we have discovered that we can only meet the challenges we face when all the gifts given by…

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Save Your Head

Business, Leadership

Learning to Lead Your Mind It was the largest and most frightening masterpiece of engineering of its time and was intended to change the balance of power in the Atlantic.  In 1941, Germany’s battleship Bismarck was over 25 percent larger…

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It’s Time for Real Change

Business, Leadership

Why Fiscal Responsibility is the Issue “Poor is a state of mind; broke is a temporary condition.” With the elections next month, this month’s issue on banking & finance is timely. Financial concerns are at the core of everything today…

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Nurturing an Economic Renaissance

Business, Leadership

Why the Entrepreneurial Spirit is the Answer en·tre·pre·neur (ŏn’trə-prə-nûr’, -nŏŏr’)  n. A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk of a business venture for economic gain. As my friend and mentor, entrepreneur Bernie Simpkins commented, “It is easier to…

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Leadership in the New Decade

Business, Leadership

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was the featured speaker at Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business annual Ethics and Leadership Conference at Harris Corporation’s Customer Briefing Center. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157624644399799″]