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Share If You Agree: 5 tips for Netiquette

Remember when everyone said email was going to save us so much time?  How’s that working out for you? Progress comes with its price. The printing press spawned junk mail. …Read more

What’s the Matter with Work?

When I was kid growing up, I saw work in a very particular way. A lot of it stems from visiting my Dad at work, when I was six or…Read more

Three Marketing Tips From the Two best Panhandlers in Vegas

I was recently in Vegas, where a walk down The Strip is a marketing juggernaut. From the costumed characters tossing you coupons for all you can eat buffet, to the…Read more

Three Big Mistakes That Ruin Good Projects

Where do you start a painting project?  Or any type of project? I was refinishing some furniture recently, and found myself thinking about the three classic mistakes that people make…Read more

The Real Reason Monster’s CEO Lost His Job

When was the last time you looked for a job or an employee on  If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of Monster, but haven’t used it lately. Monster…Read more

Why Is Failing And Others Will Follow

In 2006 was one of the 20 most visited websites in the world. By January of 2011, Monster was rated the worst stock of the year. Earlier this year,…Read more

Which Complaints are Worth Listening to?

A teacher friend of mine recently expressed frustration that she doesn’t get the respect that she feels she deserves from parents and students. I wonder which feedback she’s paying attention…Read more

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    Why Beauty Matters at Work, And Not in the Way You Might Think

Why Beauty Matters at Work, And Not in the Way You Might Think

One of my clients is remodeling their offices.  Employees have to walk through construction everyday, and it’s having a chilling effect on morale.  When deciding how to manage the construction…Read more

Why We Wait, Before Giving It Our Best

I’m willing to do it, but I’m not sure he is. It’s the biggest obstacle to making a positive change.  We want to know, for sure, that the other guy…Read more

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    The Surprising Thing about People That Shouldn’t Be Surprising

The Surprising Thing about People That Shouldn’t Be Surprising

Why are we always so surprised when people are nice? During the recent Atlanta snow debacle commuters found themselves stranded on the highway, some were stuck there all night. Upon…Read more

Why Redundant Paperwork is Ruining Everything

How many forms did you have to fill out the last time you went to the doctor? Was it fun? Why is it that Kroger knows what kind of conditioner…Read more

How to Navigate the Blurry Years of Work and Life

  The lines between work and home may be blurred, but make no mistake, the skills and mindset required in each venue remain distinctly different.   I've worked for myself,…Read more

Three Situations That Call For a Red Team

What if you had a team of people whose sole job was to find fault with your thinking? It's called a Red Team. Used by the CIA, IBM, the Army,…Read more

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    The Horrible Thing That Happens When Systems Sabotage People

The Horrible Thing That Happens When Systems Sabotage People

Which is more important, computers or people? Anyone with brains would say people. But you wouldn’t know it from the way many businesses are structured. A client of mine just…Read more

Why Moving the Needle Matters More Than You Think

We all want to solve the big problem. We want to be the one who creates the breakthrough, who upends the paradigm, who stops or starts “it” once and for…Read more

3 Ways to Break Out Of the Gerbil Syndrome

Do you ever feel like your life has become a series of frantic short-term interactions? Demands and distractions come in by the nanosecond – beeping and clicking at you from…Read more

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  • Why Millennials Keep Dumping You: An Open Letter to Management
    I need to know it makes a difference to something bigger than your bottom line. If treat me like a number, I’ll return the favor. This job will quickly become nothing more than my rent payment. I’ll s …

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Beautiful Questions Versus Exhausting Questions

What kinds of questions are driving your life?  Are they beautiful questions, or exhausting questions? The poet and consultant Libby Wagner, who specializes in leadership language says, “A beautiful question…Read more

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