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XX Often we have competing signs that influence competing strategies. How do we choose correctly when the stakes are so high? From LinkedIn:Let me be clear. It's not decision by indecision, or as Neil Peart the drummer from Rush wrote in "Freewill":“If you choose not to decide, You still have made a choice” It's about evaluating competing signs for competing options for your strategy. There

Many industries are struggling with the conundrum between elasticity and evolution:How long do you hold on to a heritage practice before evolving?Elasticity has many definitions, but in this case, elasticity is the ability of an object to resume its normal shape after a force has acted upon it.There are two main variables in terms of the force; the amount and the length of

How does the chicken come first – as who laid the egg?  How does the egg come first – if there is no chicken to lay it? Operators are presented with the same causality delimena; do I bring back the seller to find and engage the customer before other’s do, or do we wait until there is enough demand and fight for customer loyalty.   The mistake that

The year of why. When we ask a question of ”why?”, we are most often looking for a purpose or cause.  This journey of “understanding” is about explaining a situation; possibly to innovate (improve) or to correct.  But as any researcher will tell you, there is an inherent bias to define a correlation as a cause.  This is why critical thinking is so important in today’s complex world. In

As a teacher, I use quotes a lot.  They are tightly packed distilled advice. The best quotes are timeless. I have them saved under “purpose” headings and cross-referenced by the author.  Carl Jung is in the top 3.  My favorites? You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.Thinking

Informs is an equal sign ( = ), not a "which one comes first" or "which one is most important" scenario. When someone is speaking to another, their use of language impacts message clarity, impact, and resonance.  When someone is listening, the speaker’s use of language must navigate a labyrinth of conscious and unconscious biases, perceived expertise, and credibility. The error that we make by

Scenario: A person, thankful for their role (employee/spouse), dedicates more hours/focus than they should/needs to towards a goal.  That effort pushes them past their comfort zone quickly and causes them to form negative feelings.  The other entity (employer/spouse) gets used to the attention/productivity and begins to expect it; even demand it.  The person then feels resentment towards the other for taking advantage of them.  So, they rationalize