Sat.Oct 29, 2011

Useful Performance Measures & Metrics ? How To Measure.

Michael VanBruaene

5 Ways to Process a Dream

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever had a dream, but you couldn’t decide if it’s something you should pursue or just a passing fantasy?

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The road not taken

Rajesh Setty

Every important (and not so important) decision will create a road not taken. All the alternatives that you didn’t take are the roads not taken. You took a particular road as probably that was the best available option among al the alternatives.

Scripture Memorization, Week 44

Ron Edmondson

You may not always feel it… It may not always seem like it… Your circumstances may appear otherwise… But always…always…always… Here is this week’s memory verse: But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” ” John 5:17. Do you need this reminder? . Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 36. Scripture Memorization, Week 10. Scripture Memorization, Week 21. Devotional Encouragement


Accepting Average Enables Exceptional

Leadership Freak

People remain average because they don’t understand exceptional. A friend of mine recently said, “Maybe average is ok. That’s what most people and organizations are so what’s wrong with it?” We were exploring vision, passion, and excellence. I don’t think he was advocating for average; you don’t have to. He was, however, pushing me and [.]. Marks of leaders Strengths Taking others higher weaknesses Growth Leadership Development

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Saturday’s Post From Frederick Douglass

Management is a Journey

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. –Frederick Douglass. Management emotional intelligence leadership

The Evolution of Team Meetings


First Team Meeting Attitude: "This is an exciting project and I'm glad to be here." Diplomacy: "Thanks, Ed. That's the sort of thinking we need here." Open-mindedness: "Did Carol get a chance to talk?" Unspoken: "I don't know this subject very well but I can learn a great deal from the others." Fourth Team Meeting Attitude: "I'm beginning to wonder if we all have the same goal." Diplomacy: "If you tell that groupthink joke again, Ed, I'm going to scream."

Lead By Setting A Good Example

Eric Jacobson

There is nothing more powerful for a leader to do than to lead by setting a good example. So, here are 15 things you can do to be an effective and successful leader : 1. Praise when compliments are earned. Be decisive. Say “Thank You” and sincerely mean it. Communicate clearly. Listen carefully.

Deranged Vendetta


From a 2000 issue of Outside magazine, a story by "Survivor" rejectee Bill Vaughn of his efforts at revenge. [Be Be sure to click near the top of the article for the subsequent pages.] An excerpt: Because I am a vindictive and self-indulgent man, I am given to all manner of fits and childish acts.

Pick It Up?


Should you let that dreaded call go to voice mail? Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project examines the pros and cons

Don't Move


At Unhappy Hipsters : The main problem with their houseboat on the Gowanus Canal was weight distribution


First Paragraph


October 12 was a good day for a killing. It had rained all week, but on this Friday, after the church fair, our good Lord was in a kindlier mood. Though autumn had already come, the sun was shining brightly on that part of Bavaria they call the Pfaffenwinkel - the priests' corner - and merry noise and laughter could be heard from the town. Drums rumbled, cymbals clanged, and somewhere a fiddle was playing.

Shaking the Writing Biz


At Steven Pressfield's blog, Shawn Coyne on how the writing business changed : The only other real stream of revenue for writers was short stories. Fitzgerald and Hemingway would bang these out whenever the wolf knocked at their door. And those two had a lot of feral visitors. At one point during the writing of The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald found himself flat broke. So he steeled himself from the bottle and locked himself in a room above the garage of his rented home in Great Neck, NY.

Quote of the Day


There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake. - The Duke of Wellington


Miscellaneous and Fast


Still publishing : The Tombstone Epitaph. The trailer for " The City of Lost Children." Wally Bock : Igniting imagination. The trailer for " Bell, Book and Candle." Victor Davis Hanson on railing against reality. Can you get excited about a pencil sharpener ? The trailer for " Master and Commander." Michael Lewis dissects California in Vanity Fair. The trailer for " The Firm