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Have a Process

Having a good process, embedded with effective habits, isn’t everything. But it sure makes most things more consistent, fruitful, and satisfying. Seth Godin’s newest book, The Practice, emphasizes the importance of focusing on process when doing creative work–and obsessing far less on particular outcomes. You can usually control being intentional about a process, but specific […]

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Radical Reorientation in the Era of COVID-19

Before Coronavirus (or COVID-19), our interconnected world was already characterized by what many thought leaders have termed “VUCA”: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. This virus has placed VUCA on steroids, and each of us is being forced to radically reorient ourselves toward even the most mundane activities and expectations at an unprecedented scale and speed. […]

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Biotechnology: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do

Biotechnology is one of five important disruptors affecting everyone and everything on the planet, interacting with each other in complex ways, for better and for worse. In a nutshell, biotechnology is the manipulation of living organisms or their components to produce useful, usually commercial products. Biotech is often described interchangeably with terms that are, in […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the five most important disruptors affecting everyone and everything on the planet, interacting with each other in complex ways, for better and for worse. What is It? AI is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems, and its operational use is multiplying across all industries […]

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Algorithms: What They Are, Why They Matter, What You Can Do

Algorithms are one of the five most important disruptors affecting everyone and everything on the planet, interacting with each other in complex ways, for better and for worse. What Are They? Algorithms are processes or sets of rules followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by computers. Algorithms gather data about everyone and everything, […]

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How “5 Big Disruptors” Interrelate

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I share insights and actionable practices concerning mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling: lifelong strengths that will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life. Most of us are facing similar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, […]

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What is Disruption?

What is “disruption,” above and beyond someone simply interrupting you while you’re busy?    In business terms, disruption is an innovation that creates a new market and new customer habits within a particular industry, rattling the established, industry-leading companies and the value of their products and services.   You probably hear about disruption or “disruptors” […]

5 Biggest “Disruptors” Defined

Here’s quick, working definitions of each of the five biggest disruptors driving the relentless change and ambiguity impacting everyone in different, yet interrelated, ways:   Algorithms Algorithms are processes or sets of rules followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by computers. Algorithms gather data about everyone and everything, from every imaginable, interconnected source, […]

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How Men Can Help “Smash the Patriarchy”

Men? Have you given much thought to what “patriarchy” truly means? Do you realize how much it’s benefited us while hindering so many women’s quality of life? My first job out of college was at Walt Disney World. I remember a meeting during which a white male manager was explaining different career options to a […]

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