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Running It By

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Often they already know the best course of action but simply want confirmation. They also know that if I disagree I will tell them. Only one word.

Find Something Beautiful Today

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Old But Memorable Ads

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Berlitz Alka Seltzer American Tourister Federal Express Isuzu Midas Muffler Dunkin' Donuts

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How Organizations Get Weird

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Dysfunctional individuals are hired. They gain influence and power within the organization. Those people do the same.

Confirmation, Rescue, and Obstacles

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Some are very open and others hold their cards close to the chest but all are seeking either confirmation or rescue. Some humility goes a long way.

A Cadre of Virtual Office Assistants

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Amid the sound of waves and parrots, FutureLawyer is hearing voices

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The Virtue of Small Groups

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The smaller group is likely to do better because: Fewer people, fewer ego problems. Each member knows that he or she matters. It's shocking.]

Life in First Gear

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"Don''t take risks. Play it safe. Always keep your options open. Obey every rule. Follow every precedent. Make no commitments. Avoid passions.

Quote of the Day

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Being offended doesn't work anymore. Jonathan Pie

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Miscellaneous and Fast

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Cultural Offering : Two views on the Trump change. Anderson Layman's Blog has a lesson from Arnold Palmer. Nicholas Bate points to a jarring page. Who's your double?] Eclecticity Light is building a little free library. Wally Bock : The paradox of leadership control. Salena Zito : Donald Trump and small town America.

A Results Orientation

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A results orientation can, of course, be commendable and yet. The "and yet" is troubling. An embrace of the expedient at the expense of the best.

Slow Down. Focus. Review.

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Slow down. Get some rest. Move too quickly and you'll make mistakes. Remember, fast is slow, slow is fast. Focus. Do first things first. Review.

31 Excuses (Feeble and Otherwise) for Failure

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It wasn''t that bad. Others have done worse. We weren''t to blame. We were forced to do it. We didn''t know we were doing it. Our critics are unfair.

Find Something Beautiful Today

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The Biggest Challenges

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Life on Stage

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Leader and servant, teacher and student, boss and employee, individual and team member, performer and critic, parent and child.

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The Leadership and Management Hats

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Many activities fall under both leadership and management. You may conduct a meeting both as a leader and a manager. We fulfill multiple roles.

We Love You, Baby

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Rob Long looks at the Sony executives'' emails and discusses the strange language of Hollywoodese

Entrepreneur's Reading List

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Entrepreneur lists eight books every entrepreneur should read in 2015. I have not read one. I may read two of them.

Sins of Omission

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Look for it when: You can easily correct a wrong and don''t. You kill a decision with which you disagree by doing nothing or little to implement it.

Life and Baseball

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One of the smartest rules in baseball is that a batter does not need to swing and miss or foul a ball in order for it to be called a strike.

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What Consultants Learn

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The problem that you are hired to solve is not always the problem that needs to be solved. Your most valuable product is control.

Year's End

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This year ends with gratitude and the new one will begin with that as well. Thanks to each of you who has visited this site.

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Stop It!

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Stop beating up on yourself. Stop ignoring the basics. Stop tripping over your ego. Stop searching for blame. Stop digging the hole you''re in.

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Super Bowl

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Cloudy and rainy in Phoenix. There are hopes that the skies will clear tomorrow. This is a friendly city.] Let''s hope that is all it becomes

Focus

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No interruptions. No music. No talking. Just the slow movement from one task to another and the deliberate, careful performance of each task.

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HBR: Working Class Perceptions

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Harvard Business Review: Joan C. Williams on " What So Many People Don't Get about the U.S. Working Class

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Interrupting Procrastination

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It is past of the old war between what is being done now and what is not being done now. Not all procrastination is bad.

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An Army of Little Things

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They're dangerous little suckers and we probably shouldn't call them little

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In Most Cases

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In most cases, it is wise to.

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Never Ever

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I prefer that you wait until after all of the important decisions have been made. It''s best that I be notified once all is set in concrete

I, The Juror

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Today's mail brought a summons to jury duty. My wife will be envious. She loves serving on juries. So my civic duty is on my schedule.

Get Moving

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David Kanigan : Monday Morning Wake-Up Call The Mamas and The Papas : " Monday Monday " Desmond Dekker and The Aces : " Israelites

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Returning to Action

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Life is one long series of interruptions. As a result, we have to return to people, places, and projects and pick up where we left off.

The Commencement Speech

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"Year of the Zombies"

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Writing in the Miami Herald , Dave Barry looks back on 2013. Read more here: [link

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A Career's Ifs

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If you can walk into any room and always have the willingness to walk out should things get weird or unethical, then you are your own person.

The Power of Ten Minutes

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In ten minutes you can do a lot. That''s reasonable because Drucker was talking about the ability to achieve serious focus. Each minute is valuable.

The Most Toxic Item in the Workplace

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I don''t care if you work in a bug spray factory, the most toxic item in the workplace is lack of trust.

The Subterranean Office Blues

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She thought they wanted to expand the business. They thought it should remain small. He shared information. They hoarded it. She wanted to act.