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written by Mick Ukleja

THE COMING TIDAL WAVE

In Spite Of The Fiscal Cliff Everyone is talking about the looming Fiscal Cliff.  It’s an issue, yet there is another threat that has gone unnoticed by the mainstream media.  An appropriate metaphor would be that of a Demographic Tsunami. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a slowdown in the labor force growth and […]

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12.06.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

THE BOUNCE BACK PRINCIPLE

Four Ways To Handle Adversity, Anxiety, and Fear Take a look around.  What do you see and hear?  Relentless change, increasing expectations, escalating global confusion, and economic uncertainties create an ample amount of stress and anxiety in our lives. Just think about what keeps you awake at night.  “What if__________”, and you fill in the […]

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11.15.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Debug Your Mind

How Can You Make Success Certain? Living your life with a bug-free mind goes a long way in removing barriers to personal and professional growth.  As humans, we accumulate a set of beliefs over the years.  We usually aren’t even aware of them.  Mixed in with good beliefs are also some bad beliefs we’ve picked […]

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10.30.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

AN “INSIDE” LOOK AT THE WIZARD OF OZ

Does The Persona Reflect The Person? When Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion finally met up with the mighty Wizard, they were intimidated by his presence.  He was big and powerful and confident and wise.  But then they discovered something that surprised them.  Inside the mighty Wizard of Oz was a little man pulling a […]

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09.10.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

What We Can Learn From the Euro-Zone Meltdown

The Importance Of Organizational Culture

What is culture?  It has been defined as “what everybody does when the boss isn’t looking.” It is the attitudes and behaviors that will happen by default unless there is an intentional effort to produce the culture you want. It is so powerful that it dictates how your organization will behave.  How powerful is it?  […]

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06.19.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Innovation: Learning From the Best

Which Companies Are Soaring Above The Rest, And Why?

This year’s twenty best companies have been identified¹.  What are these organization’s best leadership practices, and what can we learn from them? One thing is for sure.  All great companies put a premium on innovation.  And the insight that sparks innovation seems to occur randomly to the average observer.  Even the icon we use for […]

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05.15.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

DESIRE IS THE FIRE WITHIN

Measuring Your Desire Meter If I want to get an idea of a person’s desire to grow and develop I ask a simple question.  “Are you satisfied with your life right now?”  If the answer is, “I’m very satisfied, very content with where I am”, I come to the conclusion that there is very little […]

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04.25.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE UP FOR THE INTERNET?

[Email Insanity and Other Neurotic Behaviors] The Boston Consulting Group (www.bcg.com)  gives some interesting trends.  By 2016 there will be 3 billion internet users globally—almost half the world’s population.  The internet economy will reach $4.2 Trillion in the G-20 economies.  As a national economy it would rank in the world’s top five, only behind the U.S., […]

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03.27.2012
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