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What I learned in January.

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In January 2019 I learned the Mimosa was not just a Drink and brings added color to break through the winter blues. This is especially if you are lucky enough to travel to the south of France and can enjoy the vista. If you are not, the OJ and fizz version will probably help too! […]

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Planning ahead for 2019

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Every year I reflect on the progress I make, and adapt my plan for the future. The plans themselves require continuous updating and rarely work out perfectly, yet I always find the exercise of planning both focusing and motivating. My daily goal continues to be to spend more time in my zone of genius as […]

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A Visionary Thinking style?

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That all seeing eye does it really see everything.  I am NOT a visionary thinker..my business partner Brian is, my wife is, and I am SO happy not to have a visionary thinking style…why? It is such a wonderful byline…I am a Visionary thinker …and some even add it to their linkedIN profile! The challenge […]

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Aging vs Maturing

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On November 15  –  2011 the ‘Entrepreneurial Zone of Genius’ assessment went live on the www.myezog site. After a year of pilot studies, interviews and collaborations with the help of the talented team at Idyllic Software the beta site was launched. Over the last seven years little has changed, we tweaked the questions a couple […]

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Competing values

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Success is a team sport!  If you want to be successful play nice with others and one of the many challenges is your team members are different to you.  In their work in the 1990’s on Company culture  Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron developed the Competing values Framework.  Analyzing indicators of effectiveness for organizations, Cameron and Quinn […]

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Team dynamics.

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What happens when a team or group of people all discover their zone of genius? How do they work towards their personal and team zone of genus at the same time? It rarely starts with everyone one saying “hey let’s discover how we all think!” It usually starts with one individual learning more about themselves […]

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The Unmistakable Creative

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Sit back and listen to my personal history and some of the background to the Zone of Genius project in my discussion with the talented Srinivas Rao. My Podcast : Listen Now Are you a Visionary, an Architect, a Builder; or a Cultivator? Today we get to sit down with mentor, director, consultant and entrepreneur, […]

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Feedback the fuel of success

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Speak up for success or suffer in silence? Its your choice….make it a good one. Solving the feedback dilemma. None = No control       Too much  = Out of control              Negative  = Control but de-motivation                   Positive = Control and motivation Where […]

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Style vs Ability

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Do we need other people to tell us what we can and can not do?   I love the Henry Ford Quote – Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right! We certainly influence our ability and accomplishments by our thoughts and embracing your thinking ‘style’ is absolutely nothing to […]