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Social Technologies: A $1.3 Trillion Opportunity

By Pat Heydlauff Unlike the 1980s and 1990s, the speed of change today is transformative.  The cause of this warp speed change: social technologies, according to a July 2012 study, “The Social Economy: Unlocking values and productivity through social technologies,” by the McKinsey Global Institute. The study states that there are greater than 1.5 billion […]

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Do Unto Employees What You Do for Yourself

By Pat Heydlauff Employees are hungry for someone to notice them, encourage them and help them find their own internal security and strength so they too can work at peak performance. In a business climate of accelerating complexity, a volatile stock market and collapsing governments and economies – it is up to leadership to engage […]

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Do Something Different to Create a Breakthrough

By Pat Heydlauff Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  It doesn’t matter if you are facing unfinished projects, complicated finances and debt, poor relationships with family members and co-workers, or wellness issues. If you want change and a positive breakthrough, do something different. All […]

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Focus Fuels Innovation

By Pat Heydlauff Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” One could look at this statement and think that those 10,000 ideas were a waste of time and money or one could look more closely and realize that out of those 10,000 came not only the […]

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Hit the Ground Running…or Not

By Pat Heydlauff Do you hit the ground running in the morning and never stop until you drop back into bed exhausted at the day’s end? Does your view of peak performance begin the moment you get into your car, set foot in your office, or have that first sip of coffee? If yes, you […]

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Gut Feelings, Not Emotions, Rule Communications Today

By Pat Heydlauff Communications are becoming exponentially more complex and instantaneous with each passing day. In fact, information about an event such as an Olympic Gold Medal win in London reaches Beijing, Los Angeles, Sydney, Miami and Branson, Missouri simultaneously. There is zero time delay between continents as the information, good and bad, swiftly passes […]

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Make Room for Innovation – Discard Old Systems

By Pat Heydlauff Are organizational boxes keeping you imprisoned in the “we’ve always done it this way” mode? Are you finding it impossible to rapidly adapt to change within existing bureaucratic confines? The workforce that begins in confining boxes stays confined and cannot work to its highest potential. Workers cannot become fully engaged, maximize productivity […]

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Super Ordinate Goal Strengthens Businesses

By Pat Heydlauff Do you have a super ordinate goal (SOG) for your organization; one that drives you above and beyond basic needs for your organization’s success? Is it at the core of your vision? Take the Disney Corporation as an example. One of their objectives is to maintain and build the integrity of the […]

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Disaster Re-energizing Plan

By Pat Heydlauff Natural disasters often leave behind massive destruction and untoward chaos. What is left in widespread areas is not only devastating for the people directly affected by the disaster but disconcerting and unsettling for people everywhere. Many can see and even feel the pain and utter hopelessness in real-time thanks to electronic media. […]

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Taking the Org Chart into the 21st Century

By Pat Heydlauff Running a business today with 15th Century tools is like driving a 1931 Model A Ford on the modern German Autobahn. Yes, the Model A is an automobile with wheels and a motor but it is not equipped to handle 21st Century demands for speed and peak performance. Back in 1931, the […]