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No Doesn’t Always Mean No – Especially When It Comes To Women

Almost every time I would ask someone in a public place if they needed help lifting or carrying a heavy package or luggage in the subway, train station or up flights of steps – usually a [...]

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ScaleYOU Friday Video 7 – Dan Ariely: Predictably Irrational

In this TED video behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to [...]

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ScaleYOU Friday Video 6 – Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action – on TED

In this TED video Simon Sinek explains why people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a [...]

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ScaleYOU Friday Video 5 – Barry Schwartz – TED video – The Paradox Of Choice

This TED video helps us understand why having more choice actually makes us feel worse.  As Barry points out, “The secret to happiness is low expectations”. Psychologist Barry [...]

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ScaleYOU Friday Video 3 – Jim Collins – The Right People are Self-Motivated

Jim Collins argues for getting the right people on the bus instead of trying to motivate.

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ScaleYOU Friday Video 4 – Patrick Lencioni: Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

Don’t be put off by Lencioni’s affected manner.  His book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, should be made mandatory for all leaders.  This short video is a good introduction to him [...]

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The benefits of a culture that puts problem solving ahead of the blame game

I had an excellent session with a client today in which he told me about how he had to bring one of his employees into his office to remind him that, ”we simply can’t make these mistakes around [...]

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You Can Have Too Many Managers And Not Enough Leaders, But Can You Have Too Many Leaders?

One of my clients made a very astute comment the other day. He said, It should be self-evident that a company can have too many managers and not enough leaders. But can you have too many [...]