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Getting Triggered – Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face

There is nothing so precious as our sense of worth– Elizabeth Crook In my consulting business, the end of the year is a time to renew agreements with client companies.  We look at their needs for the year, where I can add most value, we consider their budget and come up with something that seems

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Poker Table Wisdom

My daughter Sarah is a poker player.  At one point she was ranked # 9 out of 2000 players on the Atlanta club circuit.  Recently she made a comment, “don’t walk away from a small pot”.  Curious, I asked her what she meant. She said, “You always have a choice about getting into a game. 

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Did the Video Make You Laugh or Cry?

If you haven’t seen the video, GO WATCH IT:  Laugh or Cry? It made me laugh because it exaggerates characters I have known. The guy who has all the buzzwords – so many they become meaningless? The meeting maven – that’s all she can do? The woman who is gathering more and more data, but

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Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim…

Any planning is only worthwhile if it is properly executed. A client recently said that they would “prefer an 80% plan 100% executed, rather than a 100% plan 50% executed.” The world of architecture provides a great analogy. Architects look to partner with contractors they know can effectively execute their plans; after all it will

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The Food Pyramid and Business

The goal of the food pyramid is to promote eating a variety of foods.  It recognizes that health comes from the combination of nutrition sources.  So it is with our business health.  It’s critical to access ideas, inspiration and conversation from a variety of sources. In a few weeks I will go to the Social

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