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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture in a Bureaucratic World

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Management

Do you have to be an entrepreneur to build an entrepreneurial culture? There is no doubt that we live in a bureaucratic world. It is a structured world,  often frustratingly so,  defined by rules, process and procedures. And while the world seems to embrace bureaucracy, there are many — maybe just like you — who [...]

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Change Agents Are More Effective When They Are Inside Rather Than Outside

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Management

Often those most identified with the status quo have the most power to change it. You may not have taken much notice of the recent dueling op-eds written by two high-powered Republicans, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, but their squabble is more than just two wannabe presidential candidates trying [...]

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Breaking the Back of Bureaucracy at the VA

July 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Business Management, Effective Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

The real story behind the appointment of Bob McDonald to lead the VA When word broke that President Obama had appointed “Bob McDonald” to take charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) my e-mail account and voice mail went crazy. Most of those who made contact wanted to either congratulate me or to inquire [...]

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