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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

Happy Independence Day

Before we fire up the grill, open a cold one, light a sparkler, let’s give thanks for living in the land of the Free because of the Brave.

Cheers to spreading appreciation and gratitude as we celebrate our independence.

Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Anything You Do Affects Everything You Do ~ Herb Kelleher

In gearing up for some work we are doing with Humana, one of their executives shared an article on the importance of leading and growing a company based upon practicing the “Genius of the AND.”

After reading through the article we were struck by the fact that the Genius of the And is also the secret recipe to Southwest Airlines success over the past 43 years.  

The article unpacks the challenge and opportunity of getting leaders to embrace the Genius of the AND vs. creating a vicious cycle by getting trapped in the “Tyranny of the OR.” Over the years, Southwest Airlines, has fully embraced the “genius of the and.”

Think about it:

They are a disciplined, on-time airline And their culture is family-like…

They are low-cost & efficient And have created a one-of-a-kind service experience for every customer…

They are able to achieve economies of scale And give people the freedom to personalize offerings at every location and on every plane.

When we shared the article with Herb Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines, this was his response:

I’m planning to steal ‘getting leaders to embrace the genius of the AND vs. creating…the tyranny of the OR.’ Beautifully expressed and profoundly pithy! When Colleen and I were leading Southwest, I frequently used the word ‘holistic’ to signify, in essence, that anything we did affected everything we did, and Colleen was masterful in her comprehension of this.”

The attached article, Reflections, deals with the criticality of managing this creative tension (the article actually uses Singapore Airlines as their example but we think Southwest is masterful at managing this creative tensions as well).

How good are you and your team at managing the creative tension in the Genius of the And? Great companies capitalize on this creative tension and do whatever-it-takes to avoid “either or” thinking, planning and problem solving.

Where can your business benefit from applying the “Genius of the AND?”

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Dad, don’t clip my wings

In celebration of Father’s Day we invite you to listen to Malala Yousafzai’s father share his insights on what it takes to inspire a new generation of boys AND girls to become brave and honorable leaders.

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Words to use at work from Einstein


1.Thank you

2. I’m sorry

3. Help and

4. Yes, and…

If you want to create an engaged team of innovators, post Einstein’s words and use them everyday. For more on how words can inspire engagement, accountability and innovation read about Mary. Continue reading…

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Fake it to Become it

Last week we encouraged you to use 9 words to change your day. Here is another approach to guiding our subconscious. Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, offers her own twist on controlling our subconscious. Cuddy suggests we can “Fake it till we Become it.” Her TED talk is long but worth the watch. Change your words, change your stance and have a more powerful impact. Why not try it for a week?

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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