Tag: Julia Hill-Nichols

Are You Supporting Novel and Adaptive Thinking in Your Company?

Are You Supporting Novel and Adaptive Thinking in Your Company?

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently attended a seminar led by Devin Fider, with the Institute for the Future, www.iftf.org . The topic was a review of Future Work Skills 2020. An amazing presentation. The report analyzes six key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies work skills needed in the next ten years. These are […]

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Survival Scanning – When to Stop

Survival Scanning – When to Stop

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We live in a world that has raised the art of scanning to new heights. It has virtually become a habit of survival. We scan our emails, text messages, forms, documents, articles and anything else that we put in front of our face. We do not process the information in its entirety – it is […]

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In the Garden – Learning and Relearning

In the Garden – Learning and Relearning

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A gardener sees the world as a system of interdependent parts – where healthy, sustaining relationships are essential to the vitality of the whole. A real gardener is not a person who cultivates flowers, but a person who cultivates the soil.” In business this has translated for me into the importance of developing agreements and […]

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Difference of Opinion, Not a Difference of Principle

Difference of Opinion, Not a Difference of Principle

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Its soul, its climate, its equality, liberty, laws, people, and manners. My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”  – Thomas Jefferson.   Jefferson was describing our culture. Culture defines who we are, what we believe, what we will […]

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Organizational Health, a 2013 Imperative

Organizational Health, a 2013 Imperative

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Conference Board recently released the results of their CEO Challenges 2013 survey. The subtitle, Countering the Global Slowdown, Optimizing Talent and Operational Performance to Create Competitive Advantage, underscores the imperative for healthy organizations. The top five challenges reported, by global ranking, are: 1. Human Capital 2. Operational Excellence 3. Innovation 4. Customer Relationships and 5. […]

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Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have the good fortune to participate in a great book club. It’s affiliated with Rocky Mountain Human resource People and Strategy – an organization of senior level human resource professionals. We meet every couple of months and discuss a book that one of the members has recommended. Our most recent read was Multiplies – […]

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Differentiate Content of Meetings to Optimize Short-Term and Long-Term Results

Differentiate Content of Meetings to Optimize Short-Term and Long-Term Results

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tactical issues are important. Strategic issues are also important. Each warrants our undivided attention through meetings that are specifically designed to produce results that move your organization forward. If you believe in the premise that how we get things done in our companies is via meetings, then it is worth honing our skills on how […]

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Are You a Courageous Follower?

Are You a Courageous Follower?

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Businesses, governments, all of our institutions, need more courageous followers- a lot more. Followership demands that we are accountable, not just for ourselves, but for the organizations and institutions in which we reside. To be a courageous follower requires trust. Trust in ourselves and trust in those around us. Building trust within ourselves and with […]

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“We do not have conflict in our meetings.” Too bad!

“We do not have conflict in our meetings.” Too bad!

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

If we do not have conflict in our meetings, it is very likely that we do not have honest conversations. If we do not have honest conversations, we do not have commitment and we certainly are not moving forward as quickly as we should, nor in the right direction. Here is what we do have: […]

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Summary of Developing a Playbook – Should we send a copy to Congress and the White House?

Summary of Developing a Playbook – Should we send a copy to Congress and the White House?

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why do we exist? Why you exist is your core purpose. Having worked with leadership teams on this issue, whether for-profit, not-for-profit, start-ups or mature businesses, the instances of confusion, disconnect and misalignments are numerous. I think it is best stated by Patrick Lencioni, “As a result of having no real idealistic boundaries, they operate […]

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