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Identity & Purpose (8)

My Core Values

I’m writing this the day after Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th President of the United States. It is a day many of...

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My Purpose

As part of my (soon-to-be-announced) Agility Scales project, I decided to practice what I preach, lead by example, and eat my own dog foo...

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Say No.

No.

Last week, I had a nice Skype call with a reader who was seeking my advice on becoming an author and speaker, and I gave him some pointer...

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How to Say No

How to Say No (and Sometimes Yes)

There are many things I do badly, or not at all. Exercise is one of them. And cooking. And dealing with badly formulated criticism. But t...

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Are You a Creative Networker?

Are You a Creative Networker?

I came up with the term creative networker as an alternative to “knowledge worker”, which is a bit outdated in my opinion. I think th...

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Purpose Over Targets

I recently gave someone my business card, because he asked for it during an interesting conversation. A few days later, to my surprise, i...

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The 60 Percent Rule

For a shared identity to work, it is useful to know who is, and who is not, part of the group. This is sometimes quite clear, but quite o...

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Identity, It’s Not Rational

Wherever I am in the world I smile a little when I glimpse the logo of KLM, TomTom, Philips, or Unilever. I once even took pictures of an...

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