How to Create The Team Culture That Won Olympic Gold

By Lawrence Polsky

When people talk about sports analogies in business, no one ever talks about crew teams. And the term that never gets talked about in great teams is “swing”.79 years ago this week, an underdog US Crew Team astonished Hitler and the world by winning the 1936 Olympic Gold in Germany. This story of true teamwork is told in recent best-seller Boys in the Boat. In the book, “swing

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The Biggest Misconception About Collaboration

By Lawrence Polsky

Traditional thinking is that collaboration is driven from the top down. The fatal assumption is this: that the leader sets a vision for teamwork and then people will eventually come along. In theory this makes sense, and some element of this is true. Yet it misses something essential: employees hold the keys.The fact is that much of collaborative process comes from the bottom up. Yes the leade

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9 Ways You Are Destroying Your Team

By Lawrence Polsky

In a program we ran with top executives of a multi-billion dollar company, the CEO asked us – “Why don’t we have this much fun at work?” So we asked back “What are you doing at work that is destroying teamwork?” This is what he and his team said:1.Create unreasonable time constraints. Be sure to overwhelm team members with impossible deadlines so the rea

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McCanns Digital & Physical Privacy Guide: Comprehensive Overview All 50 States

By Daniel Weiss

 
 

Handling Bad Inside a Cyber Era Private Investigative Firm

By Daniel Weiss

 
 

Progressive Pretzel Logic

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article originally appeared at The Hill.One of the problems with modern progressive thought in America today is that it lacks cohesion.  Big ideas conceived to usher in some sort of better, fairer, more equitable America ultimately collapse under the weight of implementation. What passes for logic in these progressive schemes ultimately twists itself into an ideological pretzel as th

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In Defense of Pence

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article originally appeared at American Spectator.Here is a sad but true confession. With every single political candidate, no matter the political party, I have to ask myself, “Do I believe in my heart that the candidate is a racist?”  The process is remarkably consistent, election year after election year. Some news outlet will report on some obscure blog or Tweet that

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Associated Press Hides Democrats Hatred of African Americans

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article originally appeared at Townhall.The depths to which “respected” journalists will stoop in seeking to create a narrative to sway elections and poll numbers defy comprehension. False allegations, slanderous innuendo and general hit-job reporting, which were once relegated to angry bloggers and unhinged writers, have been steadily creeping into what many regard

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Civil Forfeiture: A Civil Rights Violation

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article orginally appeared in Forbes Magazine.At the core of the American founding is protecting the civil rights of the people. The list of “repeated injuries and usurpations,” by King George III, as delineated in the Declaration of Independence, were never far from the minds of those who drafted the Constitution—and for good reason. They wanted a government that genera

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3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward

By Steve Austin

~3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward   FacebookFacebook LikeTwitterEmailIt’s been more than three years since my life nearly ended. For the longest time, I thought my week on the psych ward was pointless. I saw it as a frustrating waste of time.Now, I can recognize the value of what we did during those days.As a first-timer on the psych ward,

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