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Collectivism v Individualism in work teams Part II

Monday I identified the following four issues with our current approach to team building and productivity in the workplace. Our systems of evaluation and compensation are all skewed toward individual performance rather than team performance. Our management structures tend to

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What I did on my summer vacation: Brazil, Boston, Beards

Is there a beneficial collectivism that supports and maintains the individual while enhancing the chances for attaining success en toto?  Really, that’s your first sentence after two weeks vacation? I have spent the last two weeks with my wife’s family

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Integrity – Internal Grit

Is it cheating if everyone is doing it?  Is fairness just a level playing field?  Are the win and profit at all costs mentality exemplified by the BioGenesis 13 and Johnny Football our new standard? In the past few weeks

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The win at all costs culture

Performance enhancement.  It’s all over the sports pages, it dominated the business news during the credit default crisis, it fills your email spam folder.  So we could take the conversation in a lot of directions.  Is it a predominantly male

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Blazing new Frontiers

I was thinking this morning about how I admire people who light out on their own and build something new.  That doesn’t have to be inventing the geodesic dome (but I did watch a YouTube video on Buckminster Fuller).  It could be

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People will Come!

People will most definitely come. You put your dream out there! You trust it even when there are naysayers and bill collectors. Prepare your inner intention, line up your outer action and people will come! I have been seeing this

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Reframing. A technique for overcoming limiting beliefs

One of the biggest obstacles to accomplishing goals we set for ourselves is overcoming the limiting beliefs we hold.  Here’s the math.  It’s all about vectors and force.  We are trying to get from point A to point B.  We

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