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Tackling the Dreaded “I’ll Get to It When I Have Time” Project


If you are like me, organizational consolidation is the worst. Call it filing, cleaning out files, or the worst, consolidating two locations into one. These are projects that I not only dislike, I hate. Rick’s Second Law of Organization Dynamics states, “That which you hate to do always grows worse due to procrastination.” Continue reading

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The E Commerce That Hurts Us All


Electronic Commerce is great. I love it, use it, and believe in its benefits for me..Yet another E Commerce is the greatest drag on our economy and our society. And it’s growing so fast; I am concerned for my future. What is it? Continue reading

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Swing Easy and Live


A good friend, Jack Burrell, shared something Brandt Snedeker said to him that makes so much sense Continue reading

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Free Agency and Job Security


Teaching a class designed to help improve job acquisition and retention during a major recession has taught me an apparent oxymoron. Job security results from adopting a free agency state of mind (apologies to Billy Joel:). Continue reading

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Why Blog Daily?


During the market plan discussion in our entrepreneurship class, Calvin asked me, “Why do you blog daily?” Good question and I sought of stumbled through an answer. Continue reading

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Passion Never Sleeps


I left energized and knowing what that voice reflected. Like rust, passion never sleeps. Hey Hey My My Ready to Work will never die.
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Golden Rule Management


 Almost eighteen years ago, Dr. Stephen Holoviak, published Golden Rule Management .  Dr. Holoviak, a professor at Penn State University- Mont Alto, is an expert in labor relations, small business management, and organizational behavior. His book outlined how applying a … Continue reading

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Business Coaching, Who needs it!


Why is something that is so obvious so hard to grasp sometimes? When I mentioned casually to group of friends watching a golf tournament that I do business coaching, one remark came back, “Coaching, who needs it.” What struck me … Continue reading

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Edwards Deming and the Family Business


 I recently was turned on to a 1984 video by W. Edwards Deming, the guru of Japanese quality and innovation. In the Five Deadly Diseases of Management, Deming correctly identifies the short term focus of management as well as the … Continue reading

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The Cart Before the Horse: When Not to Innovate


Innovation is hot. Everywhere is another book, publication, blog or daily tweet on the need to innovate, how to innovate, why to innovate and/or lessons learned from the great innovators. According to N-Gram Viewer, a Google innovation, 118,000 books were … Continue reading

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