Author Archives: Kirsten Jordan

No Extra Credit for “Obfuscation”: The Wisdom of Simple

I have always been fond of the quote attributed to Einstein that says, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand …

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Don’t Do Business With Yourself

A very wise executive leader I used to work with had a great question that he would ask – and I’ve totally …

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5 Reasons You’re Not The Best Person To Teach Your Employees

Ok, so you should onboard new employees, make sure that they understand the mission and goals of your department, review policies and …

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By All Means, Ignore Your Stakeholders

My vacuum went on the fritz, and I have been trying to get it fixed. It’s a vacuum by the inventor/company that …

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Note to Leaders: 3 Tips for Making Hard Work Fun

Did you ever have one of those leaders that you were glad to see everyday? I bet their ability to have fun and …

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5 Team Lessons from Oz: Who Are You Traveling With?

There is a new Oz in town. The movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, imagines how Oz got to Oz, long before …

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Women and Work: Are You Watching the Fire? Or Doing Your Part?

I am simultaneously fascinated, horrified, stunned and motivated by the firestorm of conversations occurring right now around two events: The leaked Yahoo …

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6 Change Management Lessons from the Super Bowl

Are you staring at the “Super Bowl of Change” in your organization? Is it a large change and you’re responsible? Are you …

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Bag of Tricks: 4 Tips for Shameless Naming Manipulation

Names don’t matter much. Or do they?   From Baby names (good luck with that, Baby Hashtag) to multi-million dollar branding campaigns …

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Bag of Tricks: Sign the Flip Charts

Over the years, you pick up certain tricks to move programs forward. I’m a big fan of the following technique from my …

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