How Reckless Leadership Leads to Distrust

I was driving home from an entrepreneur’s workshop this afternoon (thank you UW-Parkside, BizStarts Milwaukee, Kauffman Foundation, and selfless experts and coaches), thinking about what it takes to start a business or survive today as an early stage company. The economic and political climates are challenging, to say the least. Breaking into my reverie was […]

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Are We Measuring Ourselves to Distraction?

… and Tracking Ourselves to Ill Health? We live in a data-gorged world, where most everything can be measured in microns and progress can be tracked real-time. In theory, this rich availability of data should enhance every decision by helping us base judgments on data, not supposition, and logic, not emotion. Unfortunately, this very condition […]

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Why Truncated Thinking is the Confidence Killer

To all who face a challenging decision or dilemma: Keep on thinking! Truncated thinking is the all-too-common phenomenon in which the thinker encounters an aspect of a decision that is really tough and decides to postpone additional thinking in order to ‘do something more productive.’ To illustrate, let’s say a new product design reaches a […]

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To Improve Performance, Celebrate Discipline

There is something absolutely thrilling about watching a really good marching band, so imagine my delight in seeing eight drum and bugle corps from around the country perform at the Rotary Music Festival in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on Tuesday evening, July 3. What a perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July! The performances were awe-inspiring. […]

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