Trust And Transparency Are Free

Transparency and leadership are similar in a very important way. It has often been said that we are all leaders whether we like it or not; people in our families, social groups and workplaces are always watching us and...

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Less Fear, Fewer Turtles

Is our workplace a comfortable place to be or is it a place where we dread arriving every day? If we don’t look forward to being at work, why not? The most pervasive emotion that will detract from us having...

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The Yogurt Principle in Leadership

By Doug Turner Mahatma Ghandi has often been (inaccurately) quoted as having said, ”Be the change you want to see in this world.” This is actually a paraphrase of what he actually said but the message is accurate. This follows very...

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Seeking Organizational Resilience? Trust is a Must

By Doug Turner It has been said that the amount of resilience shown by an organization is the product of both the personal abilities of individuals in the organization and the degree to which those people feel supported and comfortable...

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Fear Freezes the Free Mind Factor: Finding the Path to a Culture of Helping

By Doug Turner What does the free mind factor bring to work? Quite simply, everything. However, it thrives only in certain situations or environments—typically characterized by creativity, innovation, collaboration, originality, and lots of new cool ideas; you get the idea. All...

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The Importance of Improvisation? Innovation (And All That Jazz)

By Doug Turner and Brian Fraser Are we out of touch in a high-tech world? Given today’s technology-driven web of social medias, we humans would seem to be very well connected to each, but in reality we are not.   Clearly, we...

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From Scarcity to Abundance: Leading the Mindset Shift

By Doug Turner Which comes first, the attitude or the environment? Are corporate environments created from the attitudes and thinking of the people that are in them or are the attitudes of the people shaped by the environment that they are...

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Trust Precedes Innovation: Why Leading with Intent Matters

By Doug Turner Innovation is an elusive concept. All organizations strive to have more of it, but most seldom succeed. Various functional departments within organizations have all claimed from time to time to have “the answer.” Engineering and design groups...

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