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Why Your Next Step Isn’t What You Think

by Alli Polin on May 12, 2015

your next step is not what you think

I watched my son’s eyes open wide when he saw his new LEGO set.  He begged to start immediately building and invited his good friend from across the street to join him. Together, they unloaded all of the packets of LEGO and instruction books.  I could hear from down the hall as his friend took control, “This is what we need to do first, sort by color than shape.” 

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Are you in control of your technology or does it control you?

It was two hours before 2015 and my 11 year old daughter’s friend taught her a nifty trick – she can text on her iPod.  My 9 year old son was thrilled to get into the action too.  I thought that they’d be out of primary school before I had to teach them good tech habits, but my daughter has put on her technology training wheels, long before I was ready, and is taking them out for a spin. 

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Time to #BreaktheFrame: Life, Leadership and LEGO

by Alli Polin on December 3, 2014

You can break the frame of your leadership and rebuild to create a new vision for the future

I work with people who feel stuck and want to break the frames that are holding them back. Recently, I’ve been playing with ways to look at those frames and use what’s present to create a new world view.  Sitting in my home office, I was looking at my walls and files and noticed a random group of LEGO bricks under a nearby chair.  I began to play with a thought: Where is the intersection among life, leadership and LEGO?

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