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Knowing Is Half The Battle
If knowing is half the battle, then remembering is the other half of the battle. My six-year-old son knows that he needs to bring home his homework everyday, but that doesn’t mean he actually remem...
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Fighting the Time Bandits
Work eight hours a day. That's it. The rest of the day is yours. You can get a lot done in eight hours. In fact, eight hours is an eternity. If you don't believe this, fly coach for eight hours sea...
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Perfect Routes Require Imperfect Maps
Habits can be burdensome, there is no such thing as a perfect plan, and unexpected things will happen to you.  As a younger man, I had my whole life mapped out, including:  where I would be, what I...
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The Reindeer Remedy: How to Encourage Your Employees to be a Rudolph this Holiday Season (And Why it Just May Save Your Company in the New Year!)
You did it! You've survived an especially tumultuous year in the business world. Now, all you want this holiday season is a sure-fire way to increase your profits. Just wishful thinking? Not necess...
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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You Are Doing Better Than You Think
As our nation goes through difficult times, there is value in taking a moment to enjoy a breath of fresh air. Life is hard. Business is hard. Both are harder when you do not even try. Why is it tha...
Dec 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Grateful Workplace: Six Ways to Create a Culture of Gratitude in Your Organization
Whether you’re a leader or an employee, you can benefit from a grateful workplace. (For one thing, it’s good for business. For another, it just feels better!) Author Liz Jazwiec explains how anyone...
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Harmonious Decisions Must Pass the Value Test
Strange economies bring out strange behaviors. The airline industry is one of the most visible which is demonstrating strange behavior as it tries to cut costs, improve efficiency, and make more mo...
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Objects in Mirror Are More Consistent Than They Appear
How many times have you heard the phrase, "Things are different in today's world."? Be that as it may, whether discussing politics, business, or family values, our world is not changing as much as ...
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How to Prepare for Public Speaking
We have all done it. Upon lifting a small box, we are surprised at how heavy the little box is. With a loud groan, we adjust ourselves to accommodate the heavier-than-expected object. Sometimes thi...
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Think Globally, Apply Locally
During our 30 years in the newspaper industry, we've seen a lot of changes on Main Street and beyond. Historically, catastrophic things happen-- war, natural disasters, technology, and the computer...
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