Violence Against Asian Americans: Repent For Our Silence
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Violence Against Asian Americans: Repent For Our Silence

Tuesday’s series mass murder of six Asian American women is both heinous and indicative of a larger systemic problem. We mourn each of these women’s senseless deaths and stand with their families in their grief but not in disbelief. Compounding this anti-Asian hate crime is the blatant misogyny and anti-woman violence that women of color…

A Tent-Making Economy
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A Tent-Making Economy

I’m worried. I mean, I’m REALLY worried. In the late 1970s, I remember the shifts in the economy that were forcing steel mills in the mid-Atlantic region to close. Steel production was moving overseas, and the US could no longer compete with cheaper Chinese steel. Workers were being laid off and would have to retrain…

Leading in Uncertainty: Systems Thinking is the New Strategic Planning
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Leading in Uncertainty: Systems Thinking is the New Strategic Planning

When I was a young, new parent, I tried to “lead” my young eldest child by reading parenting books about discipline and applying said reading to my child. I did exactly what the book said to do but did NOT get the results the book promised. I followed the plan. It was supposed to be…

Why You Should Not Be Worrying About Strategic Planning Anymore
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Why You Should Not Be Worrying About Strategic Planning Anymore

Strategic planning is so 2001. Seriously, the late 1990’s and early 2000’s saw a shift away from pure long-term strategic planning. Corporations recognized that technology’s effect on the business environment was an accelerated pace of change. Logically what followed was that any strategic plans beyond three months into the future were not helpful. So how…

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“Why can’t that be the real world?”

Aaron Sorkin’s creations (“The West Wing,” “Moneyball,” “The Newsroom” to name a few) have a common thread. Their lead characters each possess a ‘transcendent ideal.’ That is, they each have been captured by a vision of what “could be” and can no longer tolerate the status quo. Therefore they fully invest themselves in what they…

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