Weekly Read Week #10

One more thing: The researchers concluded that elite performance is not as portable as previously thought. In reality, it is more a function of the “familiarity that a surgeon develops with the assets of a given organization.”

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Weekly Read Week #9

Based on a 2018 study by the Randstad Staffing group the following three takeaways about career potential were observed:

*Fifty-eight percent of workers agree their companies don’t currently have enough growth opportunities for them to stay longer term.

*Sixty-nine percent would be more satisfied if their employers better utilized their skills and abilities.

*More than half (57%) say they need to leave their current companies in order to take their careers to the next level.

What does all of this mean for you as a current front line leader or future Senior Leader?

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5 Business Lessons you can learn from Hip Hop

 I don't think there is a part of the globe where some component of Hip Hop isn't thriving. Hip hop has irrevocably changed the landscape when it comes to style, fashion, music and pop culture at large. But what kind of impact can Hip Hop have in the boardrooms & strategy sessions of corporate America? Let's explore:

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10 Reasons Not to Give up on your Goals

10 reasons why I think you should avoid giving up on your personal and professional goals, even when it may seem impossible.

#10:  The odds for Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson at the time of their fight in 1990 were 42-1.

#9:  The Great Pyramid of Giza covers 13 acres of land and the blocks that make up the pyramid are separated by less than a fiftieth of an inch.

#8:  Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.

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Weekly Read Week #8

While these steps may seem elementary as you read them, I challenge you to take a moment and run through a scenario like this in your head. Would your team be in the dark if you weren’t able to communicate with them directly? What type of stress might this add to your team during your absence and how much of an impact would this have on their overall efforts? If the answer to the question is “no discernible effect” Great. You have nothing to worry about, if that is not the case - commit to putting together a plan and share it with the team.

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