Coroner to the Stars


Kennedy, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, Natalie Wood, William Holden, John Belushi and many others were part of the extraordinary career of Dr. Thomas Noguchi, the coroner of Los Angeles County. [Dr. As this 2009 article from The Telegraph shows, Marilyn Monroe, Robert F.

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“I’m Not Listening!: The Best Way to Get Your Team to Hear Your Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

“John” and I had spent the better part of the hour talking about what her direct report, “Janis,” needed to be a more effective manager. Bless her heart, Janis had a hard time accepting feedback. Janis needs to hear how you are working on you.”

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"Could You Be a Weiner?"


Note to my friend Albert: Remember the little poems you wrote to Janie before you both got your divorces and married each other? Stanley Bing has some questions for you. An excerpt: 1. Have you ever sent a personal e-mail to somebody that, if it were put on the front page of the newspaper, would put you in the Hall of Shame? I believe they are still in the database somewhere

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Lessons from Love-focused Businesses

Steve Farber

Janis Spindel, the president of Serious Matchmaking , believes the type of trust and confidence you need when looking for personal love are also vital to leadership in any business. “A Love has always been good business. No, I’m not talking about the world’s oldest profession. That’s not love. I’m talking about the kind of love that leads to wedding bells – businesses that cater to people who want to find true love or who have found it and want to celebrate it.

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What Entertainers Can Tell Us about Personal Strength, Part II

Building Personal Strength

You are all you've got.” - Janis Joplin On AWARENESS - “Life is a great big canvas—throw all the paint on it you can.” - Danny Kaye On SELF-DISCIPLINE - “Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life.

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Your Voice of Encouragement: Integrity - Keep Your Word and Honor.

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, February 22, 2010 Integrity - Keep Your Word and Honor Your Promises It’s not always easy to do the right thing, especially if no one’s watching. But it’s always worth it. Trust hangs in the balance.

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Why We Work Hard and Persevere

Michael Lee Stallard

While there we recorded a podcast interview with Janis Apted, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development. The U.S.S. Montpelier Command Philosophy (below) is an outstanding example of values articulated in a clear and compelling way. Remember that values at their best are a source of pride and guidance for employees. To be the most effective, values must be communicated in writing and verbally because people usually learn by reading or listening.

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How John F. Kennedy Changed Decision Making for Us All

Harvard Business Review

Yale psychologist Irving Janis used the debacle to coin the term “groupthink,” which refers to a psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses dissent and appraisal of alternatives. Late in the evening on October 18, 1962, Attorney General Robert Kennedy squeezes into the front seat of his car. With him is the CIA director, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a driver. Six other high-level officials crowd into the back seat.

How One Hospital Improved Patient Handoffs for the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

Janis Christie/Getty Images. Roughly 80% of serious medical errors (now the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer) can be traced to poor communication between care providers during patient handoffs, according to a 2012 Joint Commission report. This makes patient handoffs the most frequent and riskiest procedure in the hospital.

Three Tips For Overcoming Your Blind Spots

Harvard Business Review

There’s also ample research – psychologist Irving Janis is the pioneer in this area – that when groups become too close-knit they fall prey to illusions of invincibility. Ernst Cramer , the late, great editor-in-chief of the German daily Die Welt , once recounted how as a college student in America in the midwest, just after World War II, he questioned in a math class whether the textbook was not mistaken in a particular instance.

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