Weakness: Day 30 by Jeff Tacklind

One of my favorite personality tests is the Clifton Strengths Finder.   The test identifies your top five strengths and then categorizes each of them into one of four quadrants of leadership style.  My top five are ideation, strategic, intellection, learner, and input.  All five of them, rather uniquely, fit into the strategic thinking category of leadership.  No wonder I enjoyed that Think Tank so much!  Ideas and learning are like candy for me.  Intellectual discussions are better than Disneyland.

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Collaboration: Day 29 by Jeff Tacklind

We live in the golden age of collaboration.  North Face is making a shoe with Vans, Channel Islands is shaping a bonzer surfboard with the Campbell Brothers, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé are recording together…the list goes on and on.  Companies and artists are realizing that there is something powerful in joining forces.  And the combination of the two is greater than the sum of its parts.  Somehow, 1+1=3.

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