Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Art of Listening: Two ways to listen

  You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do. Advertisements

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The Art of Listening:…. and The Art of Ignoring

When you do important work, work that changes things and work that matters, it’s inconceivable that the change you are trying to make will be met with complete approval. Trying to please everyone will water down your efforts, frustrate your … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening: Are You Listening?

One of the old-fashioned skills that today goes largely unsung, a skill important to any business’ success. And that skill is… listening. Not listening. Listening. In today’s world, we are constantly chattering, twittering, blogging, talking. With so much talking, listening tends … Continue reading

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John D Rockefeller, Albert Einstein and TJ Malamule

Not many people know John D Rockefeller (without first using google), however you don’t need google to tell you the significance of Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr. John D Rockefeller was an American business magnate. He was … Continue reading

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Lonely, scared & bitter

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Taking Things for Granted

It’s so easy to take things for granted in our lives. We have a good thing that lasts and, before long, we kind of assume that good thing will last forever. No good thing lasts forever without some care and … Continue reading

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It Is Personal…

“It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.” We spend more than 50% of our lives at work. Why would anyone want to wake up in the morning and go to work with that attitude? If you don’t make it personal, and if you don’t … Continue reading

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No one becomes poor giving

When the economy slows down and recession starts, it’s natural to think of yourself first. You have a family to feed, a mortgage bond to pay. Getting more, wanting more appears to be the order of business. It turns out that the … Continue reading

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This Might Not Work: The Flipside – This Might Work

Why are we willing to try things when this might not work? Because it might work. The only way to change things is to try things that might not work.  This, of course, does not guarantee that things will work … Continue reading

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This Might Not Work: Do It Anyways

What’s the most important phrase in innovation? You could make the case for “That’s interesting.”  Lots of great ideas start with curiousity.  If you want to become more innovative, increasing your awareness of what’s going on around you is a … Continue reading

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