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  • Social Media Manners Matter

    Social Media Manners Matter

    There is so much written about what TO do with Social Media, there is so little written about what NOT to do. More than any other medium - telephone, written letters, email - Social Media is incredibly risky. Whatever you write can be broadcast worldwide, is archived forever, and can [More]

  • Prep the Night Before

    Prep the Night Before

    How often have you booked an early morning meeting (or airplane flight), and needed to be out the door far earlier than normal? Or stressed over a critical meeting, hoping that everything will turn out right? One of the most powerful concepts in time management (and in project management) is [More]

  • Olympic Tin Medal

    Olympic Tin Medal

    Go for Gold! There have been miles of newsprint written on the Olympics, the athletes, their training, and their gold medals. To achieve their success, the athletes worked hard - very hard - for years. They sacrificed years of their life, they had to forgo many "normal" growing-up activities, and [More]

  • Focus on the Question

    Focus on the Question

    Whenever there is uncertainty, we look for answers. We investigate alternatives, and then choose a course of action. Often, however, we are unsatisfied with the results, or have a sinking feeling that we've missed a key piece of information along the way. Albert Einstein had an interesting approach to this: [More]

  • Rangers and Scouts

    Rangers and Scouts

    In an army, every person has a role. The foot soldier is on the front line. The general sets the strategy. But how does the general know what's happening, beyond the front lines? And similarly, how do senior managers understand the impact - and the opportunity - of the newest [More]

  • Oscar Performance

    Oscar Performance

    If you have ever watched the Oscars, or any other award show for that matter, you know that there are many great nominees, but only one winner. While acting may not be your day job, putting in an Oscar performance is something that everyone can do. Here are some insights, [More]

  • Does Social Media Make you Lazy?

    Does Social Media Make you Lazy?

    The answer is "it depends"... on what type of person you are. 1) The Early Adopters (younger professionals, students, tech enthusiasts), use the "channel" of the latest Social media platform to develop real relationships. Especially when the relationships are separated by geography and time zones, many of these relationships would [More]

  • SMS: Social Media System

    SMS: Social Media System

    Have you committed to writing a blog, only to find that you don't quite write as often (or as well) as you'd like to? Or have you decided to use Twitter, only to find that you never really have much to say - let alone time to say it? If [More]

  • Cultural Connection

    Cultural Connection

    Have you ever been in a situation where a joke you told fell flat? A bit embarrassing perhaps, but you tell yourself that you aren't to blame - the fault lies with those in the audience.  And in fact, there is a actually a small modicum of truth to this. [More]

  • Too Much Information

    Too Much Information

    Do you feel bombarded with information? Advertising shouts for your attention wherever you turn. Friends, family and colleagues clamor for your attention. And the books, magazines, blogs, Social Media, and websites that you "must" check every day.  Are you approaching an overload condition? We're wired to be curious, and we're [More]

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