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Keeping Up Appearances

“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.” ― Richard W. Paul It has come to my attention, in a drib here and a drab there, that my take on the … 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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Thoughts On Conflict Resolution

“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…” ― Hal Tipper Welcome back. I decided to be very … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts On Decision Making

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it” ― Yogi Berra We are always confronted with decisions, or forks in the road. I last wrote about Decision Making here from a process point of view, but have always … Continue reading

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If History is Useful for Anything – 2: Organizations

I lost a month. It was around here just a minute ago; at least it seemed like a minute ago. I set it down on my desk and suddenly it was buried under a pile of Life. Apparently, this is … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth

I had thought about posting this in December and entitling it A Christmas Story, or perhaps A Success Story.  Or perhaps An Ounce of Prevention.  The life, career and business lesson is not complicated, but it takes setting the stage.  … Continue reading

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Spilled M&Ms© 3 – The Importance of Character

After spending two posts on the elements of Character, it seems appropriate to add some remarks on why there is such an overall cultural emphasis on character, and reasons why the quote, “Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it” is … Continue reading

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