collaboration…and dancing.

“Collaboration.”  It’s one of those buzz words that we throw around in just about every business sector and encourage its development. But  (and let’s just keep this between us okay) we are sometimes better at talking about collaboration than we are are doing collaboration.  Put it another way: A Meeting Does Not Make a Collaboration…You […]

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goin’ out for an “idea break”

First, it was “Smoke Break.”  For those of us not into the habit, we would marvel at the conga line that was created once those two simple words were uttered in some Cubicle Kingdom in Anywhere, USA.  Assistants, managers, CEOs… didn’t matter. The call to light up was a beacon of goodness, and many followed […]

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tune up those community fibers

Community is what defines us, in so many ways. We are shaped, inspired, challenged, and even celebrated through out connection to community. But too often this shaping requires a little adjustment, some “re-shaping.”  Like Herman Melville explained, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”  I believe it […]

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time for a S-T-R-E-T-C-H.

“Measure Twice, Cut Once.”  I use this phrase more often than an NSA official uses the phrase “Can you hear me now, Verizon?” (sorry Mr. President, but really…oh, and for those of you monitoring me, I was just kidding about the whole NSA/Verizon tapping thing I just mentioned). I have been known to be “that […]

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time to create some altitude with some attitude

“Fly the Friendly Skies” – remember that slogan by United Airlines? Yeah… sometimes those skies aren’t as friendly as you might think. For nonprofiteers and social enterprisers, the skies are filled with challenge upon challenge. Building capital, recruiting a board, finding funding, making payroll… those skies sometimes feel more like a scene out of Hitchcock’s  […]

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