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Leading by Listening
Renee Piazza
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ways of Working
Customer listening is one of the key strategies for remaining competitive in today’s business environment. But the sheer volume of what’s being said can make listening in a meaningful and actionable way a challenge.
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Collective Next
Friday, August 12, 2016
Audio Accompaniment
Almost all of us have a tiny supercomputer in our pockets - our phones. One of the major advances in the technology on our phones is their ability to understand us, their ability to listen to us. But are our phones actually listening to us when they transcribe our speech or answer a question we asked?
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Matt Saiia
Monday, August 1, 2016
In May of this year, employees of the small indie record label, Matador tossed thousands of newly pressed records into a dumpster to be destroyed. Not only was this a major financial setback for the tiny company, but as the label’s VP of Sales stated: “It is soul destroying to work towards something and then rip the plan apart.” According to Matador, this tragedy occurred after being told last minute that the publisher with whom they had negotiated the rights for their artist, Will Toledo, to sample a portion of The Cars classic “Just What I Needed” was “not authorized to complete the license in the United States, and that Ric Ocasek [lead singer and songwriter for the Cars] preferred that his work not be included.”
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Marsha Dunn
Monday, July 18, 2016
When is the last time a kindly stranger approached you on the street and asked, would you care for a poem—and 30 minutes later handed you an original, with echoes of your own heart and soul in it? Chances are it was the last time you walked down Chase Avenue in Cincinnati, and more than likely the kindly stranger was Mike Fleisch.
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Marsha Dunn
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Think Piece
Decisiveness, clarity of vision, the ability to inspire, excellent communication skills. These are some of the traits we’ve come to expect of great leaders. Everything about this list implies action. Leaders act. They act decisively. They speak clearly in order to inspire those around them to act in clear and effective ways. Leadership is all about action.

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John Colaruotolo
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
As someone who is often in the role of facilitating group work, I am always looking for new ways to help people get to know each other fairly quickly, and get their creative juice flowing. We have a name for these types of activities: Creative Juice Boxes. On episode 17, NibSqueak co-host Bree Sanchez and I talk about our favorite Creative Juice Boxes.