Author Archives: Marvin Arnsdorff

5 Core Disciplines Of A World-Class CEO

Who has the most critical and influential role in an organization? Typically that would be the Chief Executive Officer. Not only is the organization’s future impacted by the CEO’s leadership, the lives and livelihood of thousands of people, sometimes entire … Continue reading

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If I Wanted a Dream Job…

I have to admit it, I am at the mid-point of my life, and I have never had a “job.” I have always been self-employed in the service of others. However, if I wanted a dream job it would be … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunter

Not long ago I was in a serious career path transition. I was dazed and stranded in the land in between a great past and a promising but unsure future. During the days I was anxious and doing a lot … Continue reading

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Strengths in a Facebook World

Recently I was at a speaking engagement discussing how to create a “Strengths-Based” culture in organizations vs. a “Command and Control” environment. One of the participants asked two critical questions. He asked, “Wouldn’t it make more sense if we determined … Continue reading

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Rising Above Mediocrity: 33 Tips to Self

Mediocrity irritates me! (Reference above picture.) And I’ve always believed that you should “let an irritation become an inspiration, and then make a difference.” These are my 33 tips to Rise Above Mediocrity: Have Faith and Hope. Know your innate … Continue reading

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The Treasure Of Talent

There is something uniquely intriguing about focusing on what’s right with people vs. uncovering their weaknesses. When we discover our talents and give them a name, it just “feels right.” There is just something about the concept of talents and … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Engagement

Years ago I heard a story about Tom Watson, the founder of IBM. Asked to what he attributed the phenomenal success of IBM, his response went like this: IBM is what it is today for three special reasons. The first … Continue reading

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Talent Strengthening vs. Weakness Fixing

Are you familiar with the famous Serenity Prayer adopted by many twelve-step programs? It says, God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference. … Continue reading

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