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After the Final Merger

After the Final Merger

Charles Smith December 26, 2011 0

Looking back, all that merger mania was more about finding ways to deal with our lack of creativity, our always increasing costs, the constant drain on our people, and our lack of anything but

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Energy Flows Where the Attention Goes

Energy Flows Where the Attention Goes

Charles Smith December 24, 2011 0

What Performance, Relationship, Innovation and Values have in common is that each is an arena for enhancing, focusing, or suppressing peoples’ energy

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If You Can’t See What’s Missing, You Get Struck With It

If You Can’t See What’s Missing, You Get Struck With It

Charles Smith December 23, 2011 0

“Coachability” is the willingness to be coached, to listen, to respect instruction and act on it. Coaching (another set of eyes) lets you see what’s missing which, if you act on it, could

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Everything Wonderful is a Surprise

Everything Wonderful is a Surprise

Charles Smith December 22, 2011 0

If most of my planning had made no difference, what did make a difference? Was most of the world’s strategy and planning really bunk, no more than a way of suppressing anxiety about the

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Coaching Responsibility for Two Worlds

Coaching Responsibility for Two Worlds

Charles Smith December 21, 2011 0

There are two parallel worlds in a business. There is the world of technology, machines, objects and design, and the simultaneous world of people’s feelings, relationships, and whatever animates their spirit and moves them

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Coaching for Sustainable Transformation

Coaching for Sustainable Transformation

Charles Smith December 20, 2011 0

Sustainable Transformation is a misnomer as it’s generally used. In order for transformation to happen, you have to become present or “real,” in the strongest possible sense, to what is now going on and

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Asymmetric Thinking in the Military

Asymmetric Thinking in the Military

Charles Smith December 16, 2011 0

Creativity itself is an activity to create something, but Asymmetric Thinking is not creativity. Instead, its purpose is to introduce the possibility of new action

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A Fly in the Ointment

A Fly in the Ointment

Charles Smith December 16, 2011 0

Business is not morally or socially conscious enough to deal with vital social and community problems comprehensively and effectively

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Who Stole My Synergy?

Who Stole My Synergy?

Charles Smith December 15, 2011 0

Whether it’s a marriage or a merger, there’s no experience of success without synergy

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Board Dialogue as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Board Dialogue as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Charles Smith December 15, 2011 0

Boards that work well have a constructive critical dialogue among Board members and senior management. This open dialogue is a prime determinant and indicator of Board effectiveness.

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