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Is It Time To Shut Down Your Job Postings? — Zappos Did!

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Zappos has once again stepped away from the traditional way of doing things. This time it is in regard to their hiring practices and their efforts to continue to create a more “human centric” culture. JoAnn Corley shares her interview with Zappos man Rocknee here…

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2014 Reflections: The Path of my Life and Business

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The story of my 2014 can only be told if I look back six months prior.  On July 11, 2013, I fell and severely broke both bones in my lower left leg.  This alone carried with it lessons and new awareness to last a lifetime and for the first three and a half months of » Read More

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Help Pioneer Outfitters Alaska

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Amber-Lee Dibble (@AlaskaChickBlog) has been an Instigator in Lead Change Group for a while. She joined because she wanted to do something to promote leadership and leadership development. She didn’t want to do nothing. Then, last year, there was a tragedy in her life that she’s going to discuss below. As a result, she and » Read More

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Positive Communication Leads to a Culture of Innovation

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The word innovation has become ubiquitous. Just because something is new – whether it’s a mission statement, product, service, or business—doesn’t mean it deserves to proclaim itself innovative. Innovation is not about doing an old thing in a new way. It’s about creating a new way to do something new, or a new way to » Read More

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Thank You For Your Service!

NATO Air Command Team

This is one of most honored posts I’ve ever ever hosted.  Lt. Col. Matthew Fritz is Director, Commander’s ActionGroup of NATO’s Air Training Command in Afghanistan.  Training a newly formed Afghan Air Force is the epitome in complex continual change management.  Matt has become a very dear friend, thanks to Angela Maiers, and fellow blogger at Switch & Shift.  I » Read More

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The Art of Science

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I met Nick Mayer when ordering a gorgeous Blue Lobster print of his.  I have this thing about Blue Lobsters, seeing them in Maine and as a metaphor for innovation in that this rare phenotype results from serendipity and random collisions of genes. Nick’s art is an amazing and beautiful integration of art and biology in watercolor.  Here is Nick’s powerful story of how Science » Read More

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Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

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Have you just started grinning when reading something? This post by Tomas Quinonez-Riegos will do just that! While being the international program director for iTeach, using video to teach English to kids all over the world (e.g., Cambodia, Panama, etc.) and spending his first semester junior year in Japan, Tomas has started yet another new venture, which he shares with » Read More

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Integrating Design Theory & the Scientific Process

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If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just create it! Don’t let the world pigeon-hole you into linear paths…make your own. That’s what Hanna McPhee did. She is an extraordinary kid and typical of the ones I get to hang out with. Hanna (Brown ’14) created an independent concentration, Biologically Inspired Design and is working on her thesis. She » Read More

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Act Now! 3 Leadership Lessons on Handling Life’s Emergencies

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“Act today only, tomorrow is too late.”–English proverb The world was gripped to this story. I know I was. On August 5, 2010, 33 Chilean miners were laboring in a gold mine one-half mile below the harsh Atacama Desert. Boom! There was an explosion – tons of rocks and dirt collapsed on their space inside » Read More

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How Blue Are You?

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I was able to take my wife and another couple to the Blue Man Group as it traveled through Oklahoma this week.  I expected to see 3 slimy blue people playing strange instruments, but beyond that I wasn’t sure what I would experience.  To call the show amazing is an understatement.  We laughed, we danced, » Read More

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