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Fear is the Only Failure

“Fail faster, succeed sooner” -David Kelley (Entrepreneur) Fear is a naturally occurring emotion but by no means an emotion fit for every situation. From an organizational perspective, then, understanding how fear circulates and impacts group dynamics and productivity is critical. Psychologist Silvan Tomkins—a recognized expert on the psychology of emotions—once observed that fear is an emotion for “life’s emergencies and death situations.” For this reason,…

Lead With Culture

Lead With Culture

“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.” -Sir Kenneth Robinson (Educationalist) In the 1970s, downtown neighborhoods across the United States were in an economic and social downfall. After decades of steady migration to the suburbs, many of the nation’s downtown neighborhoods had been all…

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THE CORPORATE BLUEPRINT

The power of people sharing common goals, values, vision, passion & direction. Beyond joining forces to achieve a company’s bottom line, the corporate world was historically not a place where people came together to promote broader goals, visions, passions, and directions. In the mid-20th century, family, community, and houses of worship were more likely to be embraced as vehicles for change than corporate environments. In short, work was work—a…

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THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE

We can succeed only when we support each other, learn from each other, sacrifice for each other, are truthful with each other, rely on each other, trust each other, and are accountable to each other. Here at Design Republic, we believe in the power of people. In our view, people succeed only when we support each other, learn from each other, sacrifice for each other, are truthful with each…