Archive for January 2019

Quality Time

What is your most scarce resource? Most of us would answer “time.”  It is time after all that that dictates most of our decisions.  The things we can do, cannot do, and want to do are all driven by our ability to find the time to do them. Yet, most of us do not value…

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Roses and Thorns

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” This powerful statement illustrates both the influence and the problem with perspectives.  We all have unique ways of looking at things in life, and each perspective provides a separate stream of experience…

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Work Friendships

Workplace friendships are almost always problematic. I concede that there are strong justifications for workplace friendships, but in our overzealous effort to portray our workplaces as happy, friendly, and as a place to belong, we de-emphasize and ignore the downsides of workplace friendships. Downside of Work Friendships             Workplace friendships will always exist, and rightly…

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Your Agenda

One of the best pieces of business advice I have ever received was, “never go into a meeting without an agenda.” Following that advice, every meeting I am in charge of has a written agenda with copies for all in attendance. Silly me, late in my career I am discovering that I may have misunderstood…

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Take Some Risks

C’mon Man, Take Some Risks!             How brave are you?             If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re braver than most because risk-taking is part of the entrepreneur’s DNA.  For the rest you, well. . .. Risk Taking             Studies have shown that most people are innately risk averse.  We typically do not like to put our…

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The Golden Rule

Matthew 7:12  Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. I’ve been thinking about how to apply the Bible verse above, known to some as the Golden Rule, to our business world.  Surely in a business climate…

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