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Atrendia Friday Video 32: What it takes to be a great leader

In this TED video, Roselinde Torres shares with us what it takes to be a great leader in the 21st century, and she does so with conviction. Can you answer these three questions? Where are you looking to anticipate change? What is the diversity measure of your network? Are you courageous enough to abandon the…

Why leaders are blind to the most important productivity opportunity of all

Email is the leading cause of preventable productivity loss in organizations today. Forbes Magazine (2008) Employees spend 1 to 3 or more hours per day managing email at 40-60% of capacity.  That means they typically lose 30-60 minutes PER DAY.   Not some.  All — even the ones who believe they are extremely productive. That means…

Can Collaboration Work?

We enter into collaborations assuming we’ll succeed as teamwork partners. Yet we rarely achieve true partnership: Because we listen uniquely and through biased filters we sometimes mistakenly presume intent or misconstrue what’s been said and agreed upon. Problem: Flawed assumptions, wasted time and relationship capital, and restricted scope. There is often not enough diversity to…

Get the Yes: Winning Funding, RFPs, and Grants

With my systems-thinking brain I asked her: How will they choose you over other worthy requests? What personal and professional criteria will members of the funding team consider before dropping others to fund you instead? How do political in-fighting or long-term client/colleague relationship preferences factor in to the decision process? How does your request fit…