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Personal Attributes à la Temple Grandin, Power-Alley Superstar

Personal Attributes à la Temple Grandin, Power-Alley Superstar

Temple Grandin is a doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State Universty, a best-selling author, an animal-behavior consultant to the livestock industry, and an autism activist. And she’s autistic herself. Because of her neurodevelopmental “difference” (different from whose definition of normal, I’m not sure – although I certainly refuse to call it a […]

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College Schmollege: Changing Attitudes on University Degrees

College Schmollege: Changing Attitudes on University Degrees

Thomas Edison, Richard Branson, Jane Austen, Ansel Adams, Jack Dorsey, Woody Allen, Rachael Ray, Winston Churchill, Leonardo Del Vecchio, Bob Dylan, Florence Nightingale, Michael Dell, Walt Disney. I could go on all day. Sound like a strange grouping? Maybe at first blush. But these folks actually have a lot in common. They’re all world changers. All successful, […]

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Invested in His People: A Notre Dame Developer Credits Others

Invested in His People: A Notre Dame Developer Credits Others

In my power-alley attributes seminars, one of the inherent traits we study is what I call the developer attribute. A developer is an encourager, delegator, and mentor—one who is focused on others achieving their goals, who’s driven toward teamwork. Often self-effacing, a developer tends to work behind the curtain. To give you an example that […]

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Strengths and Weaknesses: Teaching Squirrels to Fly, aka Ways to Waste Time & Talent

Strengths and Weaknesses: Teaching Squirrels to Fly, aka Ways to Waste Time & Talent

Have you ever stopped to consider your strengths and weaknesses? If you answered “yes,” how far have you gone? Far enough to really understand what you’re wired for? Far enough to identify how the people around you are wired – your team members, family members, customers, you name it? Far enough to go back to 7th […]

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Find Strength in Weakness

Find Strength in Weakness

Those of you who are familiar with my popular attributes concept will understand why I cheered for this video clip of David Roche, president of Hotels.com, as he shared his wisdom about tolerating a diversity of weaknesses within an organization. Great strengths are often balanced out by corresponding weaknesses. So a healthy company will maintain a culture that not only values a balance of […]

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