Drops from the Fire Hose – November 19, 2012 — Fast Company

8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work — Fast Company

“You look vibrant!” and “I’ve never seen you so healthy and happy!” and “This is without question what you’re meant to be doing!” are among the comments you may hear from the people closest to you when you’re on the right path. It’s important to note that these people who care for you deeply may also be the first to question and worry in the early stages. But, once you are thriving, they’ll notice and lovingly support your efforts.

The Leadership Genius Of Abraham Lincoln — Fast Company

While Lincoln’s exceptional intellectual skills were readily apparent at an extremely early age, his deeply humanitarian instincts very well may be the reason he’ll be revered by all future generations. At a time when employee happiness and engagement has reached an all-time low in the U.S., the example of Abraham Lincoln may just be what we need to re-inspire workers everywhere.

If It’s Broke, Fix It: Three Tactics For Successfully Attacking Big, Broken Markets — Fast Company

This isn’t always the case in less tech-savvy industries, where it’s a tall order for companies to rip out existing systems or commit to long-term rollouts, even if the new solution is easy to use. Consider the operational and security implications of a giant health care company replacing its HRIS or a retail chain rolling out a new point-of-sale (POS) system across hundreds of brick and mortar stores nationwide. Change requires significant investment, planning, and training, and in more tech-averse industries, that can be an almost impenetrable barrier–unless you approach the markets with these concerns already addressed.

How do you change the strategic direction of your business? — 30-Second MBA


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