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Armistice Day - Remembrance is Not Enough

Armistice Day - Remembrance is Not Enough

On November 19th, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln, stood at the battlefield of Gettysburg at an event to consecrate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. He was not the main speaker at the event, Edward Everett a fellow politician had spoken for 2-hours before Lincoln rose to his feet. When Lincoln finally rose to his feet, his speech lasted a few minutes and constituted less than 300 words. Lincoln himself considered the speech a failure and the Crowd’s reaction was polite. Now known as the Gettysburg address it is one of the most famous speeches in American History and one of the profoundest statements on how we should frame our relationship to those who paid the full measure of sacrifice with their lives.

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Building The Dream Team

Building The Dream Team

Dream teams are often a fantasy collection of all the talents with the assumption that individual talents will lead to team success. But individual talent is actually a poor predictor for team success. Teams with the most individually gifted members often end up less, or only equal to the sum of their parts. It takes more than talent to transcend the limitations of individuality, as all great teams are exponentially more than a collection of individuals. Here are some quick observations on great team characteristics:

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