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Dan Erwin
St Anthony, MN
Interests: opera, theater, water sports, hiking, reading, biking, skiing, chamber orchestra
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Are you using networking as a leadership tool? Here are six strategies. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Approaching conflict from the perspective of how to fight is more important for success than what the conflict is all about. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Underlying all the leadership skills are four basic competencies: trust, meaning making, focus, and self-management. Those competencies are always applicable. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Trusting Gen-Yers in digital media work can be dangerous. Their expertise is typically overestimated and their abilities to assess emotionally laden situations is limited. Those limitations are no different than any generation's youth. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Will China eventually pass the US economy? Should we fear the future? American foreign policy mistakes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Without interpersonal sensitivity, project management won't go very far. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Sometimes the best employee for a job is the least worst employee. That's reality and the best managers understand the problem and make the decision. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Job growth does not imply wage growth. Why? Organizational hubris is the culprit. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Is delayed gratification (willpower) innate or learned? It's actually a deliberate practice. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Do stingy benefits matter? And what can we expect from the politicos. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Deep thinking drives personal and organizational success. But deep thinking is a new set of practices. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Mark Zuckerberg says that making mistakes is part of success. The best leaders know how to learn from mistakes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Music can be a means of dealing with tragedy. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Beliefs in the lone genius, like Einstein or Zuckerberg, just won't wash. Genius is learned and collaborative. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Misunderstanding is not all frustration. It's also a means of growth. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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What educators--and parents--think employers want is not what they really want. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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How to become more happy at a young age. It's all about skills. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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It's not about network size, but about network quality. That's the magic. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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Analytical thinking ain't all it's thought to be. Successful leadership and problem solving require both thinking and a relevant knowledge base. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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Using anger strategically is simply a form of business realpolitik. Women who fail to use anger strategically are losing a powerful tool for their career and their business. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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Texting and tweeting are more dangerous than ever. What's the best way to guard yourself? Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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How can a person make change when they seem to have an immunity to growth? Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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We're not really as good at telling when our boss is lying as we think. What can be done about that? Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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Trying harder won't make you a better listener, yet effective listening is an important key to managing. So how do you go about becoming an effective listener? Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Dan Erwin
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Job change can be a disaster or a great gift. It all depends on your strategies. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Dan Erwin