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  • Daniel Burrus
    Technology is Transforming What and How We Learn
    Education and learn concept: pixelated words knowledge is powerIn today’s world of technology driven transformational change, it’s important to understand that: “If you received a PhD ten years ago, it only means you used to know...
  • Capt. Pat Kelly
    Capt. Pat Kelly retires after 20 years at the helm of Florida Guides Association
    The Florida Guides Association (FGA) held their annual meeting last weekend and elected a new president. At last years meeting, longtime president, Capt. Pat Kelly announced his retirement at the end of the 2014-15 year. The announcement provided...
  • In the Dark of the Night
    In the Dark of Night
    Not sure what is going on, maybe the cold weather in the East Coast. Maybe the drought in the West. I just know that in the morning when I check my emails there is always one or two that have been posted somewhere between 3 and 4 AM.This not the...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success
    There's something that leaders don't tell you about success. It occurs in a seemingly inverse order: after failure and then before it. It's the strange cycle that characterizes all innovation: the failure that comes with...
  • Earth
    Astronaut Ron Garan sets a call to action in The Orbital Perspective
    Astronaut Ron Garan wrote his new book, The Orbital Perspective, to communicate a call to action, and specifically, to help create a global movement -- a movement of inhabitants of planet Earth who are willing to set aside their differences and...
  • Networking In Kansas City
    March 3 features KC Small Business networking event
    The next KC Small Business Networking Event will take place on Tuesday, March 3 from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station, next to Pierpont’s, 30 West Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO. The event is expected to...
  • Millennials in the Workforce
    Millennials: Underuse Them at Your Peril
    Are you taking your young employees seriously enough? Too many companies aren’t.Case in point: In my consulting work, I once visited a large—strike that, very large—company, one of the leaders in the tech sector. Something stood...
  • Be a leader
    6 tips on managing the anxieties of being a leader
    Fear and anxiety can overwhelm us when we have to be a leader. Being a leader requires the ability to lead people in doing a certain task. This can sometimes be a little scary.As a result, here are six tips on how to reduce the fear and anxiety of...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation Starts in the Belly of the Beast
    In the Biblical parable, God commands Jonah to make a journey to a foreign land and preach against the wicked. Instead Jonah sets sail in the opposite direction believing that the unrighteous were unworthy of salvation. The almighty raises a storm...
  • Power Story Instead of PowerPoint
    Leadership Learning: Power Story Instead of PowerPoint
    When you think about the people who have crossed your life path, what do you remember most?I asked this question to several hundred folks in the past year and while I did not do a statistical analysis the answers were similar.People remember...
  • How to act your way into a new type of leadership
    How to act your way into a new type of leadership
    In her new book, Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader, Herminia Ibarra explains that you have toactyour way into a new type of leadership thinkinginstead of thinkingyour way into it. To do this, you need to develop and practiceoutsight(versus...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Critics Make the Best Innovation Evangelists
    Smart people can make bad innovators. The brilliant thinkers at the top of their field are often the individuals least willing to take the risks required to implement deep change. Innovation is a highly iterative process based on trial and error....
  • Understanding the brain science of leadership
    Brain science and leadership
    One can say the brain is probably the most enigmatic organ in our body. During the past 10 years the understanding of this complex center of our mind has grown exponentially. Behavioral scientists have just begun to put these notions together to...
  • Show your Emotions
    Leadership Development: Can You Show Your Emotions?
    Remember the kid’s song, ‘When You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands?’How did all that fun energy go by the wayside when we entered the workplace? It seems we have to be serious and responsible and any real display...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation in Higher Education: Here We Go Again
    According the Chronicle of Higher Education and National Public Radio, competency based education is the new thing. Actually, it’s the old thing. Vocational education, once the main road to middle class prosperity in America, has returned...