Archive for July 2018

Emotional Intelligence

What would you do to get more out of your staff—more productivity, more creativity, and more dedication? I’m sure many of us have seen that at a certain point more money, better technology, and a cooler office environment no longer produces more.  You are no longer getting more from your staff; you are just treading…

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Do-Overs

Have you ever sent an email to the wrong person? My mildly embarrassing gaffe was sending an agenda to a committee I was chairing to the wrong committee.   Fortunately, I have not had the monumental email mistakes that occasionally make it into the news. But even though mine was only mildly embarrassing, I still wanted…

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Bucket List

What are your plans for this year? Swim with the sharks at the West End, Grand Bahama Islands or go HALO skydiving? Thoughts on a Bucket List I’m getting to a point in life where I’m starting to assess all the things I’ve done.  And the question is, have I done everything I want to…

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Celebrate Success

What are you celebrating today? My company just added a new client for whom we’ll be designing residential projects. They are not just any client, but a nationwide, progressive and innovative company that will challenge us.  They are the kind of client that everyone wants to work for and my team now has that opportunity.…

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Decision-Making

Who helps you make decisions? Best Decisions I enjoy researching and writing about decision-making. This is one topic that, regardless of the years of experience, there is always room for improvement. I recently came across an interesting perspective[1] on decisions that suggests that the best decisions are not based on experiences, material goods or personal…

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Your Stress

What is stressing you today? Part of being an entrepreneur and small business owner is to live in a world of stress. Managing Stress I have come to manage my stress with two different, yet compatible approaches. Deal with It In my business world I know I’ll always have stress, just like every other businessperson. …

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I Disagree

One of my favorite parts of my job is to interview potential employees.   During those interviews, one of my standard requests is for the potential new hire to tell me about a disagreement they had and how it was resolved.   More applicants than not attempt to convince me that they have never had…

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Bottleneck

Bottlenecks do have beneficial uses.   I’m reminded of this every time I’m driving and trying to drink coffee from a regular coffee mug.   Coffee splashes over my console and down the front of my shirt.   On the other hand, I have no problem drinking from a bottle of water. With the narrow opening,…

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Your Discomfort Zone

We are all amnesiacs. To our peril, we constantly forget some of our own best lessons. Discomfort Equals Progress I understand the appeal of stories of how guys like Mark Zuckerberg and Sir Charles Branson got out of their comfort zone and found amazing success. We enjoy reading about the success stories of these ultra-successful…

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