The Game Show Hypothesis

Most game shows are designed to appeal to our competitive nature. The design requires that the contender have well-developed and well-rounded skills in a wide range of fields. There are very few people in the world with such a well-developed ability. This coaxes contenders into incompetence (by playing on their competitive nature), giving up their […]

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What you have to offer

You have one of two options. You could create something “me too”. It’s an option that exists but with your branding. This is quite easy. Figure out the recipe for what someone else is doing and copy it. The end result will be decreased profits for everyone and a race to the bottom since the […]

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Cultivating Leaders

It’s easy and really hard. You cannot give what you do not have. Neither can they. If you only teach theory, theory is all they can offer. If you teach from experience, theory is all they can offer. If you show them your life change, theory is all they can offer. If you create an […]

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Involved or committed

The fundamental difference is not one of capacity or skill. It’s one of intention. When we want to be involved, we join for the experience and the benefits. We pursue the convenience and the added value. By the same measure, involvement fizzles out when the cost rises. When the trade-off becomes too steep or the […]

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Owning up

This is what remains when we are confronted with failure. We can blame shift, or design elaborate excuses. This just drags the failure along with us. The only way to move forward is to own up. For leaders, this is even more complicated. Leaders can delegate responsibility, but never accountability. The final outcome is always […]

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