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The Myth of the Memorable Mission Statement

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It is a common perspective amongst leaders that an organizational statement of purpose must be short, memorable and motivating like the world’s greatest marketing slogans or brand tag lines. What these executives are never able to validate is why this is better or more important than a more comprehensive statement that explains and communicates the purpose of the business.
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Walt Disney’s Method for Converting Failure into Success: Contrast and Extension

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Throughout his roughly forty-five-year career, from Kansas City, Missouri, to California and Florida, Walt Disney marched towards a higher vision of possibility and actuality as seen in contrast to the “failed” solutions of business and urban planning conventions. He was an innovator.
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Failure Can Be Mined for New Knowledge and Unseen Opportunities

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In the right context and when appropriately framed, the identification of failure is one the best way to scout out and identify the possibilities for improvement. To the keen entrepreneurial eye, the failure of others can shine light on potential opportunities.
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Does More Failure Bring More Success?

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There is a strange idea that has been floating around the world of management for the past few decades. It is this: failure is good and should be both encouraged and embraced.
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12 Observations From The Business Trenches For Getting Things Done

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I just finished reading Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanson and enjoyed it. Here are a dozen of my favourite quotes from the book.
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Good Work and Creative Innovation

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This excerpt from the book Good Work: When Excellence and…

10 Disruptive Meeting and Workshop Behaviours to Avoid

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We are all victims of far too many unnecessary and meaningless…

Advice For New MBA Students

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Shortly after completing my Fast-Track MBA at the University…

Why Visionary Leaders Embrace the Value and Wisdom in Effectiveness

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Having completed my book The Business of Walt Disney and…