Category Archives: People and Productivity

The Path of No Resistance and The Mind Like Water


Imagine that you had no control over your thoughts, no control over your responses, and no control over your emotions. One of these is true. Can you guess which one?

Garrett Kramer got me thinking about not thinking………. Continue reading

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Why you need John Wooden and Stephen Covey!


“Things turn out best for people who make the best out of how things turn out.” – John Wooden
John Wooden shared this gem in his book, Wooden. These sixteen words sum up the reason for developing a positive attitude and a contingency plan. It’s not enough to have one or the other. You need both. Continue reading

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Why we should all remain two year olds!


“He has been here for 20 years; but it more like he’s been here a year and just repeated the first year twenty times.”
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If you don’t know your next performance review results today, READ THIS:)


A “deer in the headlights” look was the response I got? What was the question?….
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The Most Misunderstood Question of All


Gallup would happily drop the question if it were not such a powerful predictor of profitability, safety, turnover, and, interestingly, customer satisfaction….. Continue reading

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If You Have a Weak Link, Buy a Better Chain


How many times have you heard, “so and so is the weak link on our team.” Or “Why should I bust my rear when so and so skates and gets the same raise as me.” ………. Continue reading

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The Strategic Wisdom of Robert Frost


Here’s a short video based on the oldest trail race in the U.S., The Dipsea, that illustrates why NOW is the time to invest in your people. Stephen Covey termed this the IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT activity. Continue reading

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