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3 Strategies to Level Up Your Leadership Goal Setting

3 Strategies to Level Up Your Leadership Goal Setting

The biggest ideas start on paper as a goal. Executives know that effective leadership goal setting is a prerequisite for running a good company. In this post, I want to give 3 ideas to set yourself up for success and set the right goals. Who Do You Want to Be? A mentor once asked me …

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Why Are Data Silos Problematic?

Why Are Data Silos Problematic? 3 Reasons and Solutions

If you have ever driven by the modern farm, you’re bound to see huge metal cylinders. These cylinders store grain and other products are also called silos. They also represent what can we happen to data inside companies. Data can also end up stuck inside silos. This post will help you understand why data silos …

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A Strategy for Making Data Enablement Straightforward (and Easy)

A Strategy for Making Data Enablement Straightforward (and Easy)

Think about all the routine things that took place in your company last week. Meetings, reviews, conversations, and regular reports that you read. How many of them had data sprinkled in? How many ideas were backed even by the simplest chart? This is data enablement in practice (not theory). Let’s talk about how to get …

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Ethics of AI in a World That Isn’t Black or White

Ethics of AI in a World That Isn’t Black or White

AI is always in the news these days. Google was recently hit with a complaint that they aren’t diverse enough and they don’t treat AI rollouts with enough care. I can’t speak to these specific arguments, but I can provide my thoughts on the ethics of AI. It seems the future is making us revisit …

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Behind the Decision: Patriots vs Seahawks Super Bowl 49?

Behind the Decision: Patriots vs Seahawks Super Bowl 49?

I’m working on a new book for early 2022 on how anyone could make better decisions. One of my favorite sections in the book is calling “Behind the Decision,” where I take a deeper look at famous choices.  In this example, I look at Patriots vs Seahawks Super Bowl 49 and the infamous decision towards …

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Data Driven Decision Making is an Oxymoron. Here’s Why.

Data Driven Decision Making is an Oxymoron. Here’s Why.

I admire the desire for any executive to use data driven decision making. On the surface, it is the responsible approach to avoid making costly decisions, especially since executives can directly influence hundreds and thousands of people’s livelihoods. However, this paradigm can end up becoming shackles that limit your team and company. Why Data Driven …

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