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No Parternship – No Vision – It’s not my Job!

A number of us that work in the industrial world whether it is actually in manufacturing or selling to manufacturers are exposed to unions or have been in the past. We all have some horror story that we experienced or … Continue reading

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Change may be Good or Bad but It’s Always Hard

Change is inevitable but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. But you can make it easier by playing the role of Change Agent as opposed to being the Change Guard. The past week’s events in the Middle East made us all … Continue reading

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Leadership in Action and Attitude, because small things matter

Have you ever complained to a co-worker that if you were in charge you’d do things differently? That given the authority you’d fix a given problem or improve performance in a certain situation? Would you argue with me if I … Continue reading

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Why do organizations choose CRAPPY leaders?

Larry Ellison doesn’t seem like a nice guy but he is a very successful businessman and makes good choices when it comes to running Oracle. But what he is doing courting Mark Hurd? Articles in the WSJ (and elsewhere) state … Continue reading

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Mark Hurd for President of Haiti

I don’t know much about Wyclef Jean. I might recognize a song because I do listen to all kinds of music, but I can’t name one of his songs. However, he is all over the news now because he is … Continue reading

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Negative Thinking Causes Contraction

I think I have to credit David Allen for saying or writing this but I can’t remeber to be sure. I do know that it’s true though both for individuals and for organizations. Positive thinking is slower to take hold … Continue reading

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Make a decision

There are a number of interesting topics covered in Rework. One suggestion from the book is to swap the use of “Let’s think about it” for “Let’s decide on it.” The authors of the book emphasize the need for making … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm is contagious but so is complacency

I think that “It will work itself out” is the worst comment in the world especially when it comes to business. By saying “It will work itself out” you are consciously deciding to do nothing. I can’t think of any … Continue reading

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Important thing to teach my kids

I’ve been reflecting on a single sentence in the book Rework. “You want someone who’s capable of building something from scratch and seeing it through.” (page 220) I want my kids to learn how powerful that simple comment is!

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Loyd Blankfein – Nice try but I don’t buy it…

I watched the Charlie Rose interview of Loyd Blankfein that I had dvr’d tonight. He is an extremely well spoken intelligent guy. He explained what hedge funds do in the simplest, most straight-forward way I’ve ever heard. He explained the … Continue reading

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