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What Makes Great Ones Great?

I love sports. Not only are they entertaining, but they also often provide examples that can be applied to life and especially to business. Right now the focus is on…

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Management By Fear And Intimidation, It Works...

I just finished reading Inferno, by Dan Brown, and a line which is something like: Only one form of contagion travels faster than a virus – and that is fear. It…

business people in the city

The Key To Communication: Don't Make Assumptions

My favorite philosophy type book is “The Four Agreements.” It discusses four basic principles to live by, one being: Don’t Make Assumptions. I’m sure you’ve seen this happen in both…

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How Do You Define Success? Do You Work To Live Or Live To Work?

I just got back from my first real cool-weather (44 degrees) bike ride of the year. I only go out if it’s above 40 degrees, and it made me think…

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Management, It's So Simple (If You Apply 'Nice-Honest' Approach)

That’s right, it is simple…but it’s not easy. I was reminded of that when I recently saw a best seller list of top ten business books. It included three I…

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Like Mick, 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' ... Because I'm Focused On Improvement

How is your year so far? If not so good, I’m confident you’re already working hard to make the rest of the year better. If good, then congratulations! However, don’t…

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You Ought To Be Committed: Dedication To Work And Community Makes All The Difference

In my last blog I mentioned that I went on a trip to Israel, but what I didn’t mention was that even though the travel time was long (26 hours…

All-In All-Out  Finding Work/Life Balance

All-In All-Out Finding Work/Life Balance

Recently I was fortunate to go on a fascinating trip to Jerusalem. The religious, historical, and political aspects of Israel are incredibly interesting, and the confluence of people and religion is amazing. The…

The Knee Bone's Connected To The ... Creativity Bone?

The Knee Bone's Connected To The ... Creativity Bone?

Lately I’ve been struggling. Struggling with minor back problems and a knee injury that led to recent meniscus surgery. I’ve also been struggling with an idea for my next blog.…

Bring Your B Game

Bring Your B Game

Last weekend I went out for my first bike ride of the year. The first ride is always hard, and I was battling a strong wind that day too. The…

Would You Pass The 'Beer Test'?

Would You Pass The 'Beer Test'?

I missed my last blog, as my mom recently passed away. One thing I will share with you is that my mom was truly the nicest person I ever met.…

business people

Strength Or Weakness?

Think about someone you work with and know well. Now think about their greatest strength. Is it a strength or is it a weakness? It’s probably both. Last week I…

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