Happy Interruptions

Happy Interruptions

My office is in my home. When my kids were younger they would often come tumbling in to interrupt me and ask me for help of some kind – help ...
Seize the Year: 2016!

Seize the Year: 2016!

The best time to start getting ready for the year ahead is before it arrives! And a great way to do it is to ask questions that can propel you ...
The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

The Magic 3 of Leadership Development

There are three activities that make the difference for those leaders who consistently rise to the top when it comes to career, salary, and impact. The Magic 3 are Transformative ...
Creating Miracles

Creating Miracles

Thanksgiving is coming up here in the USA – a time where we reflect on what we appreciate about life. When most people think of miracles, they think of a ...
Priming

Priming

When you prime, you are getting ready for another activity. The verb takes its name from a biochemical process in which you use a material to get ready for a ...

Seth Kahan on Association Evolution

I lay out the three stages of evolution of an association and share a little on why Grand Challenges grow ...

Kodak and the World Bank stand as examples.

Excerpted from my Feb 10 presentation for business leaders in Washington DC ...

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Ensuring Your Innovation Efforts Succeed

Innovation is about success. It is not innovation if you come up with something new, pour in your effort and are only marginally better off ...
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Cultivate Your Chi

Chi (pronounced chee) is a Chinese term for universal energy, the energy that permeates everything and surrounds us, the active principle of every living thing, ...
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Learn to Turn Turmoil to Advantage

Turning turmoil to advantage is a key move when it comes to exploiting change. By mastering this maneuver, you set yourself up for a higher ...
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Global Leadership Survey: Associations & the Private Sector

The international survey of CEOs on Leading Growth has been completed and the results are in. We had 84 CEOs around the world participate including ...
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Giving Thanks

If you are in the USA, you know this is Thanksgiving week with the holiday this Thursday. Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating our blessings ...
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Leading Growth: the CEO Survey

I am a member of the Summit Global Network. We are 22 boutique consulting firms on 7 continents who share resources, insights, and consulting expertise ...
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Persistence, Forgiveness, and the Two-sided Approach

If you know what you want, make these three your modus operandi and you will quickly see the fruits of your labor: 1. Persistence – ...
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Writer in the Storm

As I write this in my home in Washington DC, Frankenstorm is closing in. The harsh rains and powerful winds are coming. Weather forecasters are ...
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Join me in helping Malala Yousufzai

You may have heard the news about Malala Yousufzai, a 15 yr old Pakistani girl outspoken about girls’ education and atrocities committed by the Taliban ...
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Growing Your Base

Expanding your customer base depends on five factors: 1. Current customer satisfaction 2. Desire for your offering 3. Your reputation as a provider 4. A ...
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Success Rules!

Everyone loves to win. I have had the good fortune to work with 60+ exceptional companies in the last ten years, including 30 where I ...
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Your Biggest Asset and Challenge

A client of mine discovered how difficult it can be to cut through the mindset that prevents inflection points. Yet, as you will see, turning ...
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Facing Off

Five days ago I set up a facebook site, facebook.com/GettingInnovationRight. I spent a nominal amount (just about $50 so far) to advertise my page to ...
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Competitive Differentiation

Competitive differentiation is a form of innovation that is all about getting a bigger buy from your customers. It works by separating yourself from your ...
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Going Global? Check these Countries Out.

Whether your company is international with key relationships in several countries, a global enterprise with worldwide reach, or a local organization interested in doing business ...
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