Category Archives: 15: Baggage

Agents of Influence

“It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it.” – Brazilian Samba instructor If there is any merit to the previous post proposing a connection between actual observed behaviors and the shapes that our Individual Behavior Curves or … Continue reading

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Individual Behavior Curves (Illustrated)

“This idea that there is generality in the specific is of far-reaching importance.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter In the back of my mind there has always been a quiet nagging question: Why can’t the Behavior Curve enable us to reproducibly pinpoint … Continue reading

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Imperfection is Everything (Guest Post)

“When you’re dealt lemons in life, make lemonade” – Said by way too many people to count. I think I’ve passed a tipping point. No, not the tangible reality of another birthday, but that intangible feeling that something just happened. … Continue reading

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The $100 Question

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I trust you will find that it is worth it. Where we are now is the result of … Continue reading

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We’re Moving To Where?

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” ― Rodney Dangerfield I suspect that, if pressed, we could separate people into three rough categories: those who would not mind living in other places, … Continue reading

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Losing Talent: Go Ahead, Tell Yourself It’s Mutual (Guest Post)

Today’s post is a guest piece from Dr. Marla Gottschalk.  It is of particular interest because it takes my Fundamental Principle 7 (that there are clueless people) and moves it up to include organizations.  This affirmation is something I was working … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Performance Reviews (& Behavior Feedback)

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” ― John Wooden This is a great nugget from a great leader, manager, and coach, primarily because it hits home at all levels of human activity. Not just leadership, but any human behavior or endeavor. … Continue reading

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