Look Sharp. It's Monday.

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Sharp Insights

Coaching Tip

Simply put, the biggest challenge most teams have in forming sharp insights is that they become complacent and stop looking beyond their own four walls. A deep and sharp insight into a problem permanently changes the way we look at it , and when we have a new perspective, a clear solution will present itself, often in days or even hours. There is a difference between information and insights.

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Sharp Dressed Man

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Back by popular demand. Crank it up

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Laser Sharp Leadership – Leading with Focus

Linked 2 Leadership

Does this describe you: You are inherently goal seeking. Everything you do has purpose because purposeful action is efficient. Each step you take has been filtered and evaluated; you’ve determined that a step in this direction directly affects your journey toward achieving the end result. While you might appreciate scenery and detours in theory, you […].

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Music Break: Sharp Dressed Man

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Back by popular demand: ZZ Top with a classic

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Poetry Break

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Short and sharp Emily Dickinson : " Surgeons Must Be Very Careful.

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Timeless Advice on Leadership

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[Photo by Victoria Heath at Unsplash] Forbes 2004: Peter Drucker, sharp as a tack, discussing effective leadership

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Understatement

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[Photo by Mikhail Vasilyev at Unsplash] I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance. James Thurber

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Andrea Kates: Part One of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Allstate Andrea Kates Audi Autodesk “Business Genome” Cisco CoLabs TED (Technology Continental Airlines Design Entertainment Find Your Next GE ecomagination GM/OnStar Hewlett-Packard IndieGoGo JP Morgan Chase KPMG LunaTik McGraw-Hill PF Chang’s Royal Dutch Shell (Asia-Pacific) Sharp Healthcare Starbucks the Houston Texans (NFL) Twyla Tharp We Bought a Zoo

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Hiring Trends: Make Sure You Aren’t Behind the Times

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain Hiring Trends: Make Sure You Aren't Behind the Times Isadore Sharp Kate Benson MediaTec Talent Management magazine Chief Learning Officer magazine What’s In: Attitude What’s In: Dialogue What’s In: Vision What’s Out: Ego What’s Out: History What’s Out: MonologueHere is an excerpt from an article written by Kate Benson, featured by Talent Management magazine at its website.

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Andrea Kates: Part Two of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Design Wikipedia Hewlett-Packard McGraw-Hill JP Morgan Chase Cisco Allstate Andrea Kates “Business Genome” Audi Autodesk CoLabs TED (Technology Continental Airlines Entertainment Find Your Next GE ecomagination GM/OnStar IndieGoGo KPMG LunaTik PF Chang’s Royal Dutch Shell (Asia-Pacific) Sharp Healthcare the Houston Texans (NFL) Groupon Wikibrand

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The Art Teacher

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And speaking of teaching, here''s a short and sharp post by Nicholas Bate

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Music Break

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ZZ Top : " Sharp Dressed Man." Crank it up

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The Opposable Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kennan Harvard Business School Press How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Isadore Sharp Lee-Chin Lincoln called "very near being a perfect man Lincoln called a "long armed Ape Roger Martin Salmon P. The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Roger Martin Harvard Business School Press (2007) When I first read this brilliant book, I was reminded of what Doris Kearns reveals about Abraham Lincoln in Team of Rivals.

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Writing to Persuade — Author Ross Guberman on What Professionals Need to Know

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a mini-interview of Ross Guberman conducted by Nell Minow for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (March 21, 2011). To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * The most important quality in an employee [.].

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Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

Karen is the CEO of the New York-based strategic technology, staffing and project management company Sharp Decisions. Uncategorized Charity Honor Sharp Decisions V.E.T.S. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

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First Paragraph

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A hat came skipping down the main street of Long Grass, propelled only by the wind, which was sharp for March. The hat was brown felt and had a narrow brim. From The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry

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Music Break: Repeats

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ZZ Top : " Sharp Dressed Man." Jackson Browne : " Somebody's Baby." Mississippi Fred McDowell : " You Gotta Move." Blondie : " Dreaming

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Association

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Sharp razor. Sharp pencils. Thick foam. Warm shower. More time. Rainy day. Mexican food. Blank paper. Full tank. Open road. Binoculars. Research project. Library. Early morning. Late night. Achievement. Pleasure

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Where Did It Come From? Where Did It Go?

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A sharp-eyed Terry Teachout spots a painting in an Alfred Hitchcock movie , thus creating a new mystery

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Quote of the Day

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James SharpMany runabout after happiness like an absent-minded man hunting for his hat, while it is in his hand or on his head.

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Novels for Leaders

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Although the depiction of General Kutuzov's strategy against the invading Napoleon is valuable in itself, the real value for leaders (and anyone for that matter) will be found in the novel's sharp insights on human nature

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First Paragraph

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In dust and blood - with the sharp tang of terror stark in his nostrils - a man's mind will sometimes pull forth odd relevancies. After half a lifetime in the wilderness, most of it spent struggling to survive, it still struck Gordon as odd - how obscure memories would pop into his mind right in the middle of a life-or-death fight. From The Postman by David Brin

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Friday Reprise

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ZZ Top : " Sharp Dressed Man." The Cure : " Friday I'm in Love." BBC Proms : (Bach) "Sleepers Wake." The Rolling Stones : " Gimme Shelter." Five for Fighting : " 100 Years." Michael Chapdelaine : (Couperin) "Mysterious Barricades

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Personal Essentials

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An open mind A thick skin A clear eye A sharp ear A restrained ego Some solid values and An iron bottom.will take you far in life

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BetterThan Blessings - Appreciating the Blessings

Building Personal Strength

No sharp twinge in my shoulder joint. skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life.

Return to Life

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A slow shave with warm water, a sharp razor, and thick foam. One of life''s small pleasures. And now for another cup of coffee and back to the desk

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First Paragraph

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A sharp clip-clop of iron-shod hoofs deadened and died away, and clouds of yellow dust drifted from under the cottonwoods out over the sage. From Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

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The Third Ring: Enhanced Service That Delights Customers

The Practical Leader

John Sharpe founder of The Four Seasons hotel chain summaries the distinctive challenges of the Third Ring: “The trouble with service delivery is that it can’t be checked in advance, like a piece of crystal, or a luxury car. management American Express customer service John Sharpe leadership The Four Seasons hotel The Three Rings of Perceived Value Tom Peters W. Fourth in a four part series on The Three Rings of Perceived Value.

Insert Brilliant Post Here

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Make it sharp and pithy. Approach a topic in a new way or remind people of something they may have forgotten. Evoke a strong desire to forward the message to others. Oh yes, put the text beneath a picture of an attractive person even if the photo is only slightly related to the topic.

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The RFP

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Cultural Offering has a sharp post on an RFP that will get many a business executive and manager shouting.

Lincoln in the Movies

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Sharp-tongued George S. The trailers for: " Abe Lincoln in Illinois." " Lincoln." Kaufman on Raymond Massey''s identification with the late president: "Massey won''t be satisfied until he''s assassinated."

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No Driver's License?

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The Wall Street Journal : There is a sharp decline in young people getting their driver's licenses. An excerpt: Among the survey’s notable statistics: 77% of people between the ages of 20 and 24 were licensed to operate a vehicle in 2014, down from about 80% in 2011 and 92% in 1983.

Recovery Reading

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As a result, reading books by the following authors has been postponed: Joe Queenan Tom Sharpe Carl Hiassen Sue Townsend Christopher Buckley George MacDonald Fraser Are there any others I should avoid

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Great Leadership By Dan

According to John Manning , “there are Five Vital Questions you can ask to get razor-sharp clarity around your organization’s productivity. Answer these questions to get the facts and you can improve goal-setting, make more empowered decisions about your company’s strategic direction, and discover how to more effectively lead and inspire performance.” Read John’s guest post Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask over at About.com Leadership and Management.

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From Blott on the Landscape by Tom SharpeSir Giles Lynchwood, Member of Parliament for South Worfordshire, sat in his study and lit a cigar. Outside his window tulips and primroses bloomed, a thrush pecked at the lawn and the sun shown down out of a cloudless sky. In the distance he could see the cliffs of the Cleene Gorge rising above the river.

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Content + Connection + Follow Up — Along The Path to Professional Growth (Why the First Friday Book Synopsis Is Worth Your Time)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the 19 years, we have met some really sharp professional men and women. For 19 years (since April, 1998), Karl Krayer and I have conducted the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. We meet at the wonderful Park City Club. Every month – two books – great food – great networking! Leaders; thinkers; folks […]. Randy''s blog entries

Wounded

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As near-sighted as I am, you''d think I would know that it is not wise to bend over to pick up anything in a strange hotel room while near furnishings with sharp edges.

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First Paragraph

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It was an unfortunate turn; his companion seized the moment to withdraw a thin, sharp weapon and plunge it into the base of Fleckstein's skull. As they would murmur at his funeral, Dr. M. Bruce Fleckstein was one of the finest periodontists on Long Island. And so good-looking. But as he turned his muscular, white-coated back for the last time, he had no notion that he had shot his final wad of Novocaine, probed his ultimate gum.

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Life Lessons From Dad

Ravi Pratap Singh

I hadn't met Rahul before, but going by his impressive credentials and formidable achievements, I was expecting him to be an ultra-energetic, sharp-witted, high-octane personality. Early last month I had an appointment to meet  Rahul Kapoor at his office in Bangalore.

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