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Last week, I shared five reasons why I’m at odds with the “Change or die!” fear-mongers. Today I offer an alternate (and calmer) approach: “Act with purpose.”
I’ll begin with another rebuttal to “Change or die”: We’re already changing, without anyone shouting at us to do so. As people, as teams, as organizations, we’re changing all the time.
Any time we adopt a new habit, launch a new product, or add even one new team member, we’re changing. But change can be intentional or unintentional. So the operative question is this:
Continue reading “Act With Purpose: Four Factors for Making a Difference”
(Reading Time: 2 minutes)Back in 1997, I accepted a position as a Group Brand Manager for a Fortune 200 company that shall remain nameless.
My start date coincided with the annual marketing planning process. Here’s the arc of a conversation I had with a well-meaning co-worker (WMCW) during my third week: Continue reading “What You Encourage”
(Reading Time: 4 minutes)Much has been written about Steve Jobs – he was the visionary with the prescience to anticipate consumer needs, the genius who could fuse design and technology with an elegant simplicity.
His successes were significant and well-documented. But Apple users are living with his greatest failure right now.
That failure? Continue reading “Steve Jobs’ Greatest Failure”