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People Need Compelling Dreams

  Life can be a challenge… Work can be a challenge. Even those “care-free college days” are challenging. We can let the challenges drag us down and deplete our energy… you see this everywhere. The retail person behind the counter, a sad waiter, a seasoned executive who has lost their spark for life and work.…

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Living In Two Time Zones  

Let’s think about time zones. Not the artificial lines that separate Eastern Time from Central Time, but a different type of time zone. Let’s consider the time associated with the Past, Present and Future. In which of these time zones do you most focus? The obvious choice is the Present… after all, we are living…

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The Architecture of Happiness

  Jason Silva, futurist, philosopher and TV host, speaks about the importance of happiness and about the concept that we should be the architects of happiness. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone viewed their life or career as an architectural challenge… an opportunity to design our own happiness. In fact, we can be the creators…

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Brainstorming is Overrated

A lot of companies use brainstorming to “get out of the box.” Although anything that resembles creativity can be a plus, simply brainstorming a few ideas won’t do much to really impact the future. Too often, organizations don’t have a well-conceived process for creative innovation. They start by brainstorming a few, maybe even a dozen,…

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Discovering the Gen Y Dream

Lazy. Entitled. Selfish. They have been called ‘The Worst Generation Ever’ and have even earned the title of ‘Generation Why Bother’ by the New York Times, noting that Generation Y has been bread with complacency. They do not want to work hard to achieve success or to even get a job, but they have unreasonably high expectations for the life…