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Making Big Things Happen

As I write this Sunday afternoon I am on my way home from an absolutely fabulous board meeting with one of my clients. The board embraced a pivot for the organization that will take them into new and exciting territory, a quantum leap extending and growing their core value in new ways. This is one …

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Intuition

Sometimes I wake up early in the morning, long before my alarm clock goes off, with a fire in my belly. I have learned that the best way to handle that is to pull out my journal and write down whatever is on my mind. Sometimes that is a to-do list that my subconscious feels …

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Happy Holi!

If you have been subscribing to Monday Morning Mojo for a year or more, you know I love Holi! I never would have found this amazing celebration and holiday had we not adopted our wonderful daughter, Ruchi, from India 7 1/2 years ago. That’s her dancing with my wife, Laura, in the bottom of the …

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Patrick Spear — Visionary CEO's

Evolve and Thrive

Since 1995 I have been helping teams of professionals liberate their best thinking and use it to drive change. I cannot take credit for the outcomes they generated, but I do enjoy the satisfaction of knowing I helped set up the conversations so real innovation could take place. Last year one of my favorite clients …

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Visionary Leadership, the book

My fourth book comes out next month. I am honored to have several stories of amazing CEOs who are using their position to make the world a better place. This book will provide my definition of visionary leadership, working for the benefit of humanity. It includes a set of competencies, techniques for building each, a …

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Friends Across Time

Twenty-five years ago I was in a 2 1/2 minute video that shows another part of me, yet also strangely reveals what has stayed the same. Cuppa Cuppa was conceived, produced and directed by my good friend, B. Guerney, and features another close friend, Kurt Nemes. That’s Kurt and me in the picture above, from …

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Day-to-day Friends

Calvin Dove and I are pictured above. Calvin is the coffee roaster at Quartermaine’s, one of my hangouts here in Bethesda. I wrote my two last books in Quartermaine’s. Calvin and I often strike up a conversation while I am there. Yesterday we took some time out after he got off his shift to get …

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The Power of Storytelling

That’s me above telling an original story at Busboys and Poets just last month. I am a lover of a good story well told and enjoy listening as much as performing. I was fortunate to contribute to the investigation of storytelling as a serious business tool during my time at the World Bank. Through a …

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Harnessing Your Enthusiasm

One of the things I love about my work is that I get to spend time with groups of professionals designing and executing “Grand Challenges,” those big, bold goals that leverage expertise and experience, combining it with partners from other organizations, and using it to make a positive contribution to the world. This work fills …

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