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Networking

How many people do you know today that you did not know yesterday? How many do you know today that you did not know last week?  How about last month? Or a year ago? Meet People I own and manage an engineering company.  And not to disparage too many of my peers, but I think…

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Easily Offended

Some people just wear me out. You know what I’m talking about. There are those people who cause you to triple-think everything you say and every action you make for fear they will take offense.  And when they become offended, it is weeks of diligent work to get them un-offended. The Story I coached a…

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Self-Worth

How much are you worth today? Defining Self-Worth We can complete a personal financial statement that ends in a line Total Net Worth, but does that equal our self-worth? Some of us have a reputation by which people identify us, and because of that reputation, people ask our opinions.  We are asked to be on…

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Persistence

When you ask someone to do something, do they immediately do it, or do you have to hound them to get it done? CONVERSELY When you are asked to do something, do you immediately do it, or do you wait to be hounded before you decide to get it done? Need for Persistence Great leaders…

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Fast-Paced Work Environment

Help wanted, fast-paced work environment, with challenging engagements that bring out the best in those interested in career growth.   Now that the economy seems to be gaining traction and stability, I’m starting to think about hiring again. Fast-Paced and Challenging So, my first step in this hiring process is writing a draft of an…

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Manipulative

Everyone, including you, is manipulative. It’s just the way we are. But, is that bad? Typical Manipulation A pastor comments to a church member how impressed he is with the member’s biblical knowledge and asks the member to volunteer to lead a Bible study class.  A husband suggests to his wife what a wonderful cook…

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Anything vs Everything

I just left a planning meeting for an event to raise donations for a local not-for-profit group.  As I’m sure you know, these events require lots of help to accomplish the many tasks needed to make the event successful.  At this particular meeting, one attendee, for some unknown reason, was so excited about the event…

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Work Slump

Ever felt like every day at work is a Monday? And, Mondays are bad because you have four more days of Monday just to get to two days of freedom before starting all over. The Dreaded Work Slump If this was a job you first enjoyed and found fulfilling, but now dread; you may be…

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Happy

When I think of happy, I immediately think of Snoopy from the Charles Schulz cartoon Peanuts doing his happy dance. He has a big smile, his feet are dancing, his arms are open wide – he has not a care in the world. That is really happy. Key to Happiness Of course, I’ve never been…

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Do Your Best

I love watching college basketball. Basketball I’m not really a sports fan. Consequently, I do not watch many other sports, but there are several things about college basketball I enjoy. Unpredictable First, it’s unpredictable. These are 18 and 19-year old kids who are at an awkward maturity level.  Many of their decisions during a game…

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