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Thinkers vs Feelers: How Are They Different?

Thinkers are analytical. They step back from a problem and apply logic. Feelers are empathetic. They jump into a problem and are guided by personal values. People deploy both but have a preference. To be effective, know your preference and proceed accordingly.

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Sensors vs Intuitives: How Are They Different?

If your boss is a Sensor, explain your process, outline your thinking, then make your point. On the other hand, if your boss is an Intuitive, start with your point, then explain your process and outline your thinking. If you don't, you will irritate your boss.

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The Fine Art of Virtue Signaling: Leadership at the Intersection of Business and Politics

Virtue signaling – taking conspicuous but essentially useless action purportedly to support a worthy cause, but actually to show off – has become an art form this year.

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Shift the Narrative: Leadership at the Intersection of Business and Politics

A leader must learn when to push back against a narrative, and when to shift the narrative. There are certain topics that fall prey to what I call the pink elephant phenomenon.

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Everything Said is Said by Someone: Leadership at the Intersection of Business and Politics

Consider not just what is being said, but who is saying it, and why. As Chilean biologist Maturana noted, the message may be distinct from the messenger, but the two are inextricably linked.

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How to Navigate an Increasingly Politicized World: Leadership at the Intersection of Business and Politics

For the leader today accustomed to doing the right thing, simply knowing what that is, is somehow more perilous and complicated than ever.

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The Calvary Isn’t Coming: Covid Edition

Fast forward to the Wuhan virus world of wearing masks, washing our hands, social distancing et al. We’ve choked our economy, thrown millions of people out of work and closed our schools. For how long? Maybe a vaccine will be developed. But what if it isn’t?

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Virtual Is Not the Same as In Person

Everyone’s now talking about how, going forward, people will be working from home, that going into the office is passé. I don’t believe it. For business as usual, a “new normal” will suffice. For those who seek greatness, only in-person, legacy normal will do.

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Hiring the Right People: How To Spot a Great Hire

Hiring people is easy, but the challenge is hiring the right people. Every hiring manager wants to find that diamond. But, how do you recognize them, especially in an interview setting in which everyone’s best foot is forward or when you can’t even meet the person face-to-face?

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