Josh Linkner on taking the first (and most difficult) step

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Bob''s blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin (“Magic” Johnson) Josh Linkner on taking the first (and most difficult) step Thomas Edison Long ago, Thomas Edison observed, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” ” In a recent blog post, Josh Linker shares his own thoughts about how to increase personal growth and professional development.

The Five New Faces of Leadership

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Bob''s blog entries Apple Facebook Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Futurist Good leaders may stay the course but great leaders reinvent. Here is Josh Linkner‘s latest blog post. To check out the wealth of resources he provides at this website, please click here. * * * In the context of seemingly endless challenges, many of us have paused to reassess what it really takes to win.

Josh LInkner on “The Past Is Dead”

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Bob''s blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin (“Magic” Johnson) Josh LInkner on "The Past Is Dead" New York Times bestselling author St. There is a quotation among those that I have collected, “The past is dead. Tomorrow will become whatever decision you make it,” that may be from one of St. Paul’s letters.

Why Josh Linkner Advocates “The Creative Twist”

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Bob''s blog entries Aaron Dworkin Apple Facebook Beyond Basics Cristo Rey High School Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Futurist New York Times bestselling author The Sphinx Orchestra University of Michigan Why Josh Linkner Advocates "The Creative Twist

Darnell Lattal on “How to Create a Culture of Succession Readiness

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MedfiaTec Talent Management magazine Tom Gilbert Is your organization ready to bridge the knowledge gaps retiring baby boomers will leave behind? Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darnell Lattal for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines […].

Maria Konnikova: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries "a pink elephant world” Always start with an empty slate “Artful Choice” “Lessons from Sherlock Holmes” Basil Rathbone “Literally Psyched” column “Whether you think you can or think you can‘t [comma] you’re probably right” Be in the moment Be present Big Think Charlie Rose show on PBS Columbia University Daniel Gilbert Daniel Kahneman Thinking Fast and Slow Don’t split your attention by multitasking Dr. John H.

French Hero of the American Revolution

Michael Lee Stallard

His name is Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, more commonly known as the Marquis de Lafayette. Since today is Bastille Day, I’m posting the chapter from Fired Up or Burned Out entitled “French Hero of the American Revolution.”

HOW TO CONQUER YOUR TO DO LIST IN 3 EASY STEPS

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2013). When the mind is focused on the present, we are typically happier than when the mind is wandering (Killingworth & Gilbert 2010). Where the mind is, there is the treasure”. It’s 2:00pm. You’ve had a full morning of back-to-back meetings. You had hoped to return to your desk an hour ago to “get some work done”, (as if you have not been working today). Meetings took longer than you thought they would. Your next appointment is in an hour.

Transforming a Company Is Daunting, But You Can Prepare for It

Harvard Business Review

Those three activities ( detailed in an article Gilbert co-authored in December's Harvard Business Review based on his experience transforming Desert News and Deseret Digital, Utah-based media organizations) don't happen accidentally. You may need to cut the core (Gilbert cut 42 percent of newspaper staff in August 2010) or lead a large course-correction in new growth efforts. For Gilbert, that meant attracting people who had worked at pure-play Internet companies like Yahoo!,

There's No Formula for Fixing Detroit, and That's a Good Thing

Harvard Business Review

The downtown Detroit boomlet is to a remarkable extent the work of one wealthy risk-taker, Quicken Loans chairman and co-founder Dan Gilbert. According to the blog Detroit Unspun , Gilbert and his firm Rock Ventures now own or control more than 30 properties downtown, totaling 7.5

Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance

Harvard Business Review

Years ago my colleague Michael Gilbert suggested that we substitute “boundaries” for “balance”: while balance requires an unsteady equilibrium among the various demands on our time and energy, boundaries offer a sustainable means of keeping things in their proper place. Success is typically a function of our passion for work and accomplishment—my clients and students are generally “happy workaholics” who love what they do and wish there were more hours in the day to get things done. (I

Innovate Faster or Innovate Better?

Harvard Business Review

And in " Two Routes to Resilience ," Clark Gilbert, Matt Eyring, and Richard Foster described how companies that have successfully transformed their business in the face of disruptive change have made smart use of a "capabilities exchange" that allows new growth businesses to selectively draw on unique enabling capabilities without being overly constrained by legacy business models and mindsets. The other week I met with the leader of a new growth business for a large Asian company.

Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

Harvard Business Review

The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012, exited legacy businesses and sold off its patents before re-emerging as a sharply smaller company in 2013. Our colleague Clark Gilbert described more than a decade ago a great irony of disruption.