Enough Robust

After attending the ASAE and The Center Annual Meeting in Nashville (which, like most people, I liked a lot), I have an important declaration: the use of the word, "robust" in business is now, in my opinion, of ...

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ASAE Annual Meeting

I leave tomorrow for Nashville, Tennessee to attend the ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership Annual Meeting, and I just realized that I have not mentioned that I am an author on the official blog for the annu ...

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More Reading (Fast Company)

I think you can tell that I'm using the summer to catch up on my reading. Today's thought comes from the August 2005 issue of Fast Company magazine. They have a short piece on "Business Blogging for Beginners." ...

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Productivity

Maybe I just really needed a vacation, but as it was winding down, and I started thinking about works, blogs, etc., I was compelled to write a bit about PRODUCTIVITY. Specifically, I want to be a bit negative about produ ...

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Young Wisdom

In reaction to my proud promise that I would do NO WORK at all for one week during our family vacation next week, my eight-year-old replied: "Dad, grownups really need summer vacations." Amen. ...

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Orbiting Hairballs

For my birthday last month, I got a great book by Gordon MacKenzie, called “Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace.” MacKenzie worked at Hallmark cards (when you care enough to send ...

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Admitting Mistakes

Admitting Mistakes I spoke to a senior executive this week who said he had been dragged over the coals during a performance review, simply because he had initiated an open and honest discussion with his superiors about w ...

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