My thoughts on innovation, coaching, leadership and key trends worth noting…

The Renaissance Expedition: A (very) new community for all builders, makers, creators and doers (who want to build, make, create and run a better world)

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m an optimist.  I believe that the promise of technology to liberate humanity to realize it’s full potential outweighs the prospective costs/risks. But. The caveat is that if that power of those exponential technological advances is held and leveraged by a very few few, then the promise will never be realized.  One

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Are you a ‘Lone Genius’?: You need a Thought Partner!

You create, build, manage, make, run and organize things – adding value to a multitude of stakeholders in a complex and volatile world. You are accomplished at what you do, recognized by your peers as a leader. But there is a lot on your plate – or more accurately plates – with the prospect of

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Je Suis Charlie: You (and we) HAVE To Rethink Leadership

The infrequent visitor to this blog might be puzzled by the an apparent lack of coherence found herein. In the ‘Digest’ section I share many of the timely articles/stories that have captured my attention – all more or less speaking to the scale and scope of profound disruption, the forces that are ever faster shaping our

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Leadership = SenseMaking = SenseGiving

“It might be a bit of a mind-bender to some, but what we believe is changing most is how humans navigate and make sense of complexity in the context of continuous change.  For some of us, sensemaking is the revolution within the changemaking revolution” G.K. VanPatter, co-founder Humantific. In IBM’s 2010 survey of over 1,500

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My ‘Moment of Clarity’

You might recall that I am not a fan of, or believer in, business guru’s.   Sure, the Druckers, Gladwells, Sandbergs and Tapscott’s have added great value to ‘the’ great discussion, but for me none have provided any definitive insights that really Mattered. Until now. Enter the second character (of two) who shaped my new mission,

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The context is the (Pre) Singularity

Ray Kurzweil.  If you don’t know his name, you soon will. He is one of two individuals who proved to be agents of my ‘landing’ (the second to be revealed in my next post). As I undertook my scan of techno-trend literature last year, I became aware of a quickening pace of change that was

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I’ve landed (and the how & why of it)

There has been admittedly, a lull in my reporting.  But silence does not speak to inaction or indolence.  Indeed, my neurons have been firing at a particularly active rate of late.  And the point I find myself at in the moment is in fact a landing point.  I have arrived here and have concluded that

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Get real about being realistic…

“I need to be realistic.  I need to be pragmatic.”  How many times have you heard that said – have said it yourself?  About your role as leader, and with respect to the pursuit of your personal destiny? To be an occupier of the C-suite or to aspire to that lofty place, we have learned

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POV: Continuous disruption will demand resolute purpose and purposeful action…

“The times they are a changing.” – Bob Dylan, 1964 No doubt when Dylan put these famous words together, he thought the world was moving pretty fast, and taking us places unimagined.  If you can remember 1964, you probably would agree with him.  But the truth is, you/we/he haven’t seen anything yet. We tend to reflect on

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You can’t say I don’t listen…

OK, OK, I hear you.  The feedback on the newsletter was most positive.  “BUT”, you said in the collective – “could you PLEASE not dump 20 or more articles on me each and every time?!”  Accordingly, today marks the beginning of the iterative fine tuning process.  The very first step is to reduce the number

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