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Avoiding the Mediocrity Trap

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 2:31 PM

Do you want to develop a reputation for creating outsize impact? If so, you need to learn how to avoid the Mediocrity Trap. Four Signs You’ve Fallen into the Mediocrity Trap Casting a Very Wide Net: Your resume/bio lists everything you could possibly do–instead of focusing on what you do exceptionally Accepting the Wrong Projects: […]

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Counteracting the Danger of a Good Idea | Conducting a Premortem

Written by: Bill Sherman on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 4:27 PM

Good ideas can be dangerous. They can actually diminish our ability to create impact. When we see a good idea, it’s easy to quickly fall in love. We swoon. We emphasize the idea’s best features, and we overlook its risks and faults. Soon, things begin to fall apart (quite unexpectedly), and we wonder “what happened?” […]

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