Allied Executives 2013 – Panel Mind Map

On March 5, 2013, I attended the Allied Executives 2013 Symposium and Business Expo in Minneapolis – hosted by John P. Palen, Founder & CEO, Allied Executives.  I thought I’d share the mind maps I made based on the panel presentations. Panelists include: Bahram Akradi, Life Time Fitness, Inc. Jeanne Crain, Bremer Bank David Gahn, Corporate Graphics International Mike Harvath,...

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Creative Leadership for a Complex World

We live in a volatile, ill-defined, ambiguous and complex world where changes seem ever-present.  In IBM’s 2010 CEO study, IBM spoke with over 1,500 CEOs from around the world.  They identified three themes facing business today: Complexity is here to stay and will likely accelerate in the coming years Their orgainzations do not currently have the skills or capacity to effectively deal with...

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It’s All About Innovation

“…the coach/conductor has a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y no alternative but to develop others. It’s develop others …or else. …the essence of great coaching/playing and directing/acting …is …ALWAYS …stretching beyond what is imaginable. That is …it’s all about innovation.”  ~Tom Peters

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