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Are You Making the Simple Complex?

Almost every day, I speak with people who work with ideas. They are responsible for communicating those ideas to clients, customers or coworkers. Maybe it’s the plan for a new department. Maybe it’s how a software product can fix a decade-old problem in a local government. No matter what it is, they are responsible for clearly communicating something so that people can act appropriately on that information.

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Who Are You?

How are you likely to respond if I ask you the question “Who are you”?

“My name is Stephanie.” That’s your name. Who are you?

“I’m a project manager at Acme Design.” That’s what you do. Who are you?

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Teaching vs. Training

I think too many companies focus on training people. When you train people you focus on the “how” of something. Here’s how to use the software. Here’s how to follow the procedures. Here’s how to use this system. It’s not that people don’t need some of that. It’s just that most of those things change.

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Lacking Opportunity? Maybe It’s Your Perspective.

Late last week, we received an email from one of our corporate partners expressing frustration about an article they found while searching for some information on Ethos3. The first result was a blog post published on one of Ethos3’s other web properties that’s in the process of being consolidated under the main blog. Was this a problem or an opportunity?

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Do You Have a Sense of Urgency?

What kills me are people who lack a sense of urgency in a constantly evolving and quickly shifting marketplace. There is a delusion that a lot of people operate under that has them making excuses for inaction while wrapping it up in a nice little ribbon. Here are two of the more common myths.

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That’s Not My Job

These are perhaps the four deadliest words to your career. If you tend to see things through the prism of who else is responsible for a particular project or task or problem, I recommend you rethink that approach.

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5 Steps For Solving Large Problems

If you run a business, or are a leader in an organization, you’ll undoubtedly encounter large, complex problems. These are the problems that keep things from getting done or act as roadblocks to growth. Here are 5 steps to fix them.

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