Archive for March 2012

Anticipate Versus Reacting and Crisis Management

By: Daniel Burrus In my new book Flash Foresight, I share seven principles that can make invisible opportunities visible. Becoming anticipatory is a crucial one. Agility has been a reasonable survival strategy during times of rapid change, like the 1980s, 1990s, and even the 2000s. Today, however, the pace of technological change is beyond rapid. [...]

Take Your Biggest Problem and Skip It

By: Daniel Burrus In my new book Flash Foresight, I share seven principles that can make invisible opportunities visible. Knowing when to skip your problems can quickly transform your work and life. Every business has problems—some larger than others. Often when trying to “fix” a tough problem, the company gets even more mired in the [...]

The Power of an Outside Voice: Coaching and Developing

By: Jon Gordon “Jon, never underestimate the power of an outside voice.” A CEO shared these words with me after I had just spoken to his company. “We brought you here to reinforce our message,” he said. “Our folks get tired of hearing us say it but when it comes from an outside voice it’s [...]

Go Opposite To See Invisible Opportunities – Part Two

By: Daniel Burrus Doing the opposite has always been a smart strategy for breakthrough. Today, though, it has special implications, because in so many ways our entire world and everything about it is going through an intensely rapid and comprehensive reversal. The acceleration of digital technology is turning conditions on their heads, creating a profound [...]

Go Opposite To See Invisible Opportunities – Part One

By: Daniel Burrus In my new book Flash Foresight, I share seven principles that can make invisible opportunities visible. Going opposite is one technique that may seem implausible at first, but it tends to pay off handsomely. Last month we explored the idea that our biggest challenges are often quite different from what we think [...]