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Know thy purpose

Speaking of a ticking clock…Yesterday, November 8, at Lowes Home Improvement store. Corporate goals mostly revolve around profit, not purpose.

Know thy purpose.

To thine own self be true.

But what about societal and family pressure to fit in and not rock the boat?

Is what you are doing good, decent, and doesn’t cause anyone to do anything against their will?

Then you are a free person.

Tradition has its place. We must never forget that tradition evolves. Tradition has always evolved. We forget this. You, my friend, may be modifying tradition in a way that makes more sense than older or existing traditions.

Making things better is a great tradition to carry on.

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Drum roll please?

Negotiate like a Mouse? Or like Bob Iger? Or both?

Drum roll please?

Today is the moment that will determine 2020 vibrancy for two sides.

One side is a 1000+ employee organization. The other side is a one-person army.

In minutes, i’ll be hitting the send button and the price is shared. The email is the fifth in a series of pitches.

Five email pitches, plus conversations, is an example of .think .differently

Non-traditional processes can be overbearing for executive steeped in business tradition.

For the first time ever, i’m prepared to negotiate because there’s room for it in the price.

That said, i’m also prepared to walk away.

This is going to be an extraordinary learning opportunity.

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Be willing to walk away

Know your value in the marketplace. Be brave. Take risks. Grow. Take more risks. Grow some more. Repeat.

Know your value in the marketplace. Be brave. Take risks. Grow. Take more risks. Grow some more. Repeat.

And be willing to walk away.

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Do not choke

Imagine what a 30-year Disney Operations insider knows about creativity and innovation. Priceless? Depends what you need to fix and improve.

World-class is highly desirable.

Of course, it is also expensive.

Investing time, money, and resources.

(It’s also expensive in lost opportunity costs, turnover, cultural weakness, ineffective leadership).

Not many naturally see world-class cultural architecture as an investment.

Some do.

Guess who they are.

The crazy ones. The misfits. The outliers. The ones who know there is no other choice.

So please do not choke when i give you the quote.

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Letter to the Chief

Vision is the first of my 19 business cultural blueprints.

Thanks for sharing. Hope your head is pain free.

How intentional do you think it is that Vision is the first of my 19 organizational vibrancy architectural blueprints? (Yes, it’s a trick question) 😜

Simon does a great job reframing what many miss as key because the concept of vision is too familiar and too simple.

(A vision of the future that’s not only better than now, but much better.)

As simple a concept as vision is, remember how you struggled with vision in the early days?

Your greatest opportunity is breathing life into your organization’s.

Why communicating this in a clear, concise, and compelling manner doesn’t come naturally to you is still a mystery.

Do you remember those 15 minutes with your Executive Team that morning at the retreat? That was the most powerful/inspiring message you ever gave them.

You are so capable.

When you slow down long enough, you’ll see in yourself what i see in you.

Greatness.

PS. To be clear, Glacier would have revealed this.

PSS. When you are ready to see cultural transformation version 2.0 as an investment instead of an expense, organizational vibrancy will become your (Organization’s) greatest asset. Can you see it?

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