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Fail Forward

I recently heard about a book written by John Maxwell called Failing Forward. I haven’t yet read the book, but when I heard the title, it immediately grabbed my attention. My…

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What Would My Replacement Do?

What Would My Replacement Do?

I just attended the Chick-fil-A Leadercast event, which was very good. It was a simulcast presentation viewed live by 125,000 people with a goal of creating better leaders. It is…

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What "Good" Looks Like

I just finished Steve Jobs’ biography, which is very good, and obviously he was a visionary and genius. I also recently read an article about managers attempting to adopt Steve…

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The Relentless Tide

The Relentless Tide

A client recently gave me a book called Younger Next Year (yes, I am turning 50 soon). It’s a good book. It examines the “relentless tide” of physical decay that…

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Right Effort

I was recently talking to someone who really needed to start putting more effort into their job, and it got me thinking about the concept of how much effort is…

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Hang Ten

Hang Ten

I was recently lucky enough to go on a trip that included surfing, and as usual, I found myself relating it to business. When you go surfing, you paddle out…

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Protect Your Data

Mismatch.com

Recently we conducted economic surveys in Dane County, Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, and Northeast Wisconsin. What was somewhat surprising is that slightly over 50% of the businesses surveyed were hiring. …

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Got Leverage?

I needed my next blog idea, and as I frequently do, I talked to our head of marketing about an idea I had to get her opinion as to whether…

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Have You Considered Kedging?

Have You Considered Kedging?

I was reading a book a client gave me, and I ran across an interesting concept. It’s called kedging. Back in the day, when large ships got stuck or simply…

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Who Wins In Business - The Tortoise Or The Hare?

Who Wins In Business - The Tortoise Or The Hare?

I have something slightly embarrassing to admit. I recently spent a Saturday afternoon driving to four Cousin’s Sub shops to hunt down a specific sandwich. Yes. My wife is a…

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Fishing For A Change

Fishing For A Change

I was recently on a musky fishing trip where my buddy and I fished for three and a half days, 12-plus hours a day, and caught two muskies. If you’re…

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information reporting & recordkeeping

Work, Rest, Repeat

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may not be surprised that my idea for this blog came on a bike ride – again.  Sorry about that,…

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