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Executive Assistants Are The Real Heroes

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have worked full-time for five different organizations in telecommunications, high-tech and academia over twenty-five years. The employee population in those organizations has ranged from.

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Employees Have Become So Busy They Have Given Up On Learning

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In today’s organization, speed has become a weapon against learning. Time to market, time to innovate, and time to exploit are now bullets in the.

Highlights From The 2018 Global Peter Drucker Forum

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: November 29 and 30 witnessed over 1000 people descending on Vienna, Austria for the 10th annual Global Peter Drucker Forum. Vienna was the birthplace of. Dan's Related Posts: My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14.

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A Proven Way To Be A Better Sales Account Executive

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: If you are an account executive on the sales team of your organization, no doubt you live and die by a few key factors. There. Dan's Related Posts: Selling Yourself & Your Ideas is the New 20 Percent Time. Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram. An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around. The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers.

Big News! I’m Leaving TELUS (sorta) And Going Solo

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Just a few weeks ago I passed my 10-year service anniversary at TELUS. What a blast. What a decade. I remember working with some team. Dan's Related Posts: Fifteen Years After My MBA. My Next Role Is … Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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Effective Leaders Operate Like This

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was five minutes early for the meeting. I could see through the glass wall the individual I was set to meet was on a. Dan's Related Posts: My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect.

Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally sat down and began watching Peaky Blinders, the epic family gangster series from BBC. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract July 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract November 2018 Playlist (for MRHM). Dan Pontefract September 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

So, Now What?

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It never ceases to amaze me how many issues can crop up in our lives. Some of them deserve our attention, and some do not. Dan's Related Posts: Distractedness Is Quickly Becoming The Organization’s Top Issue.

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Now Available: Paperback Versions of FLAT ARMY and THE PURPOSE EFFECT

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Lost in the shuffle of releasing my third book, OPEN TO THINK, is the news my first two books are now available in paperback. Dan's Related Posts: Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free.

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Dan Pontefract October 2018 Playlist (for Gord Downie)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: August 1991. It was the first time I saw the Tragically Hip perform live. A small venue in Montreal, I was hooked from the very. Dan's Related Posts: Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie. That Time I Was Ambushed By Gord Downie.

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Did GM Have To Fire 14,000 People?

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: General Motors made a large and stunning announcement recently, confirming roughly 15% of its global workforce will be terminated or bought out. More than 14,000. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job.

Three Ways To Take Back Control Of Your Time

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Normally I have a 10-minute rule. If I am scheduled to have a virtual meeting with someone (telephone, Skype, Zoom, etc.) I’ll give him or. Dan's Related Posts: Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

The People That Made OPEN TO THINK Come Alive

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Today is “pub day,” one where an author annoys his or her network about the release of a new book. While I may be proud. Dan's Related Posts: Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important.

Win 1 Of 5 Signed Copies Of OPEN TO THINK

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: If you’d like to win one of five signed copies of Dan’s latest book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions, Dan's Related Posts: Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Dan’s Latest Irregular Newsletter (with free goodies).

The Five Rules Of Managing Up

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Most of us have a boss. Some of us actually like them. The “boss” is that person who is ultimately responsible for your status in. Dan's Related Posts: Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram.

The Link Between Creative Thinking And Your Time

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: One of the reasons you might suffer from a lack of creativity boils down to time. You have become so busy, there is no time. Dan's Related Posts: Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking.

Everything Is Urgent! Everything Is Urgent! Everything Is Urgent!

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s the middle of a client meeting. There are six of us. We are discussing the rather dismal results of a team’s level of engagement. Dan's Related Posts: Maybe We Should Be More Like a Fridge at Work.

Sneak Peek Audio Clip of OPEN TO THINK

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Going into the studio and narrating my third book, OPEN TO THINK, was an awesome experience. I’ve always wanted to be a DJ. While I. Dan's Related Posts: Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo.

Dan Pontefract December 2018 Playlist (Christmas Edition)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I am a big fan of Christmas. So much so, I have collected over 20 glühwein (hot mulled wine) Christmas mugs over the years. Dan's Related Posts: What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published. A Shooting Dallas Star. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Music Christmas Dan's Music Playlist Xma

The Critical Importance Of Being Focused With High Energy

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Have you ever wondered why some employees always accomplish their goals? How about those who do so way ahead of schedule? And then there are. Dan's Related Posts: Distractedness Is Quickly Becoming The Organization’s Top Issue.

Here’s Why I Love The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Even More (Hint: It’s About Their Preparation)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: You don’t have to be a fan of the Beatles to appreciate their brilliance. Over their relatively short career as the fab four from Liverpool, Dan's Related Posts: What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Goodbye, Gord. My (Re) View Of That Night In Kingston. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin When I say that.

“Fail Fast, Fail Often” Often Fails, Fast

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift. Dan's Related Posts: Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too. Steve Denning Nails It on Forbes: Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Management. How to ‘Take One for the Team’ It’s Not So Hard To Be A Little More Cooperative.

An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

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A vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. The talk was focused on organizational culture. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

My Latest TED: We Are Losing The Ability To Think

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s here! My latest (and 4th!) TEDx Talk is now available for viewing. We Are Losing the Ability to Think, and What to Do About.

The Three-Legged Stool Of Any Leaders Authentic Purview

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: “Form an army, agree on the obligations of a shared purpose, and then free as many people as possible from minds that have become mausoleums.”

By 2020 You Better Be Able To Problem Solve, Act Creatively, And Think Critically

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Congratulations! You are in rare company. You have taken the time to stop by and read my thoughts. The key word is time. Many are wasting away their. Dan's Related Posts: Our Problems Compound When We Forget The Importance Of Time.

Elephants Have Long Memories. So Should You.

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As far as favourite pets go, for me, it was probably my orca whale. In a modest neighbourhood where I grew up, for some reason, Dan's Related Posts: Amidst Uncertainty the Inuksuk Surfaces. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Magnanimous: The Word of 2017. Can We Truly Be Happy At Work? Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Career leadership elephants memory revenge Thinking

In Con Text

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In Con Text The goal was to survive the storm, For then we might truly transform, Along came a text Oh my, “what is. Dan's Related Posts: Sweet Spot Synergy. Do We Need Textpectations? In Progress . “It’s

Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

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As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny. But the world seemed to be smitten.

New Big Think Video: How To Stop Being So Busy

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Check out one of the videos that recently released from my time with the great folks from Big Think. (5:29 5:29 in length) “How To Stop. Dan's Related Posts: The Essential Creative Thinking Questions To Ask Yourself.

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Word Cloud: OPEN TO THINK

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It is customary for me a week or so before the launch of a new book to publish the manuscript as a word cloud. Dan's Related Posts: A 72,000 Word Cloud. Sneak Peek Audio Clip of OPEN TO THINK.

My Augusta Horribilis

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I received a Facebook message today from a friend. The first few lines read as follows: “Hi Dan, I’m not seeing much of the ‘real’ Dan's Related Posts: Please Don’t Let There Be Anonymity After Death Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? I Detached on Holiday.

Dan Pontefract August 2018 Playlist

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: August saw me stand still, for the most part. It was a very reflective month. The passing of Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain made. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract May 2018 Playlist.

Dan Pontefract November 2018 Playlist (for MRHM)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Mood music for the hardest two weeks of my life. And it’s not over… Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract July 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract March 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract September 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract May 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Music Dan's Music Playlist music playlist

The Lessons Of Customer Service And Culture From Apple’s Angela Ahrendts

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Back in 2014, Angela Ahrendts had a decision to make: remain as CEO of British fashion retailer Burberry or say yes to Apple CEO Tim. Dan's Related Posts: Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture. Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers. How Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Explains Culture, Purpose & Employee Engagement.

The Essential Creative Thinking Questions To Ask Yourself

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How can I be more creative? That’s not the question you should be asking yourself. Creativity can be stifled by several reasons. The better questions. Dan's Related Posts: Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking.

The Three Attributes President Obama Wants You To Demonstrate

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: At 8:30 am on May 7, 2018, in San Diego, President Barack Obama waltzed out on stage at the Association for Talent Development’s annual international conference. Dan's Related Posts: Ya, I Cry at Work. Do You?

Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t.

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’m GenX, born in 1971. I grew up with a black-and-white television. When our first color TV came into the home as I was approaching. Dan's Related Posts: The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home. What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Can Humanism Replace Capitalism? Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important. Thanks for reading.

Why I Wrote My Third Book, OPEN TO THINK

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: While writing my new book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions, I discovered that many people are suffering from their. Dan's Related Posts: Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo.

Trump Presidency Lesson Plan

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Donald Trump won the American presidency. If you happen to be a K-12 teacher/educator, here’s a handy lesson plan you may want to consider. you can download it as a PDF as well). Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. Lesson Plan Information. Subject/Course: All of them. Grade Level: K-12.

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The Easiest Ways To Create Disengaged Employees

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In my line of work, on a fairly regular basis, I get to meet disengaged employees. The factors for their disengagement are often varied, never. Dan's Related Posts: Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job.

Dan’s Latest Irregular Newsletter (with free goodies)

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Now Available! Audio Version of OPEN TO THINK If you have been waiting for the audio version of my newest book, OPEN TO THINK, the. Dan's Related Posts: Sneak Peek Audio Clip of OPEN TO THINK. You Can Now Pre-Order OPEN to THINK, Dan Pontefract’s Next Book, Releasing… Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier. My Next Role Is … New Big Think Video: How To Stop Being So Busy.