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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Always Present Options: Focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t do

“It is a central tenet of the Marines’ war fighting philosophy that each subordinate must provide options to his boss—tell him what you can do, rather than what you can’t.” This statement is from Nathaniel C. Fick’s book, “One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer.” The title is a reference to the reality […]

Live the Questions

To live the questions is to continually seek to expand the boundaries of your life, to push the edges of the envelope of what you think is possible for you to do, to be. If you do not go too far, how do you know how far you can go? If you do not fail […]

Accessing Collective Intelligence

A lot of smart people work for The Collier Companies. My fellow Team Members possess an incredible collective storehouse of knowledge and ideas, a treasure trove of experience. Which is wonderful. BUT, how to access all that knowledge, experience, and creativity in the vital formative stages of a project, in the critical moments of decision? […]

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