Be a Meathead

Mar 12

Be a Meathead

Sometimes I reach a saturation point with business books.  I enjoy them a lot, but need to change it up on occasion.  For pure entertainment, I chose As You Wish in audio book form.  It’s the book by Cary Elwes, the star of the 1984 movie The Princess Bride.  As I listened, I was intrigued by stories about the director, Rob Reiner.  He is probably best know...

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3 Words for 2015

Jan 07

  As this blog has developed over the last few years it’s been difficult to pull the trigger on posts.  I blame a couple of people I follow (partly) for this deficiency.  They express themselves so eloquently that I find myself at a loss for words.   But seriously folks, I’d like to thank Geoff Talbot.   I’m deeply grateful for our friendship, one that...

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Excellence at Work

Jan 02

Excellence at Work

I feel nervous today.  The feeling is similar to graduating, passing the driver’s test, landing a big job, meeting my future wife,  moving to the big city, changing when I choose to change.  2014 will bring more changes.   The past is gone and the future is out there. Recently, I’ve been listening to the rants of Tom Peters in his book Little Big Things.  I’ve loved...

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Working Revisited

Dec 05

Working Revisited

I’ve been a serious folk music fan for many years.  As a reader, I appreciate the stories that folk musicians tell in song.  I’m particularly fond of the late Steve Goodman who wrote “City of New Orleans” and other songs  popularized by the likes of Johnny Cash, Arlo Guthrie and Jimmy Buffett. While watching a tribute to Goodman, many of the artists were introduced...

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A New Definition of Creativity

Oct 30

A New Definition of Creativity

Every day, no matter what we do for a living, we seek to be effective, yet find meaning and satisfaction by using our natural creativity.  The other day, I watched an interview with Sir Ken Robinson, known for his work on education reform throughout the world.  In a quietly funny and compelling way, he encourages us to think differently about how we uncover and...

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Death, Taxes and Presentations

Jul 10

Death, Taxes and Presentations

Are you terrified at the thought of talking at a meeting, even with familiar teammates?  Does the thought of a more formal presentation nauseate you?  Do you sit at the rear of presentations to avoid being seen or called upon for comments?  Does the promise of death comfort you more than making a speech? Here are a few tips can help you overcome and actually thrive...

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