People Are Our Most Important Asset!
How many times have you heard or uttered this phrase in the last 5 years or so. As a "reformed accountant" this phrase makes me cringe more than any other business euphemism being espoused today.
The Ivory Tower Syndrome
"His cardinal mistake is that he isolates himself, and allows nobody to see him; and by which he does not know what is going on in the very matter he is dealing with. - Abraham Lincoln on his reason for relieving Gen.
The Communications Myth
Living in the 21st Century is truly marvelous, isn't it? We live in a world of instant communications where everything we need to know is right at our fingertips. The moment anything of significance occurs it is instantly transferred around the globe making us the most well informed generation in the history of the world.
The Truth About Performance Reviews
Now that it is January, many of you are putting together, or have just finished putting together your annual Performance Appraisals for your staff. Feedback on performance is certainly one of the most critical aspects of personnel development and one that deserves to be taken very seriously.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
Hold Your Applause!
It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit. Harry S Truman
President Truman had decided that Secretary of State, General George Marshall's name should be attached to his plan for massive European relief following World War II.
Think it Over
You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.
Every decision is a deliberate act.
Just The Facts
Attitudes are more important than facts.
One Crazy Cookie
In order to survive, you have to be happier than if you were in your right mind.
Chinese Fortune Cookie
When orienting someone new to the company, the last thing I tell them is to, "have fun.
A Journey of a Thousand Miles
You can't build a reputation on what you are "going" to do.
Everyone procrastinates in their own way.
Million Dollar Support System For You and For Your Business
Whether you are a consultant, coach, business owner, doctor, professional, corporate elite or student, whatever your profession is, moving towards your dream requires taking courageous steps. Making long-lasting changes requires us to create a network of support.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Sadly, public discourse today seems to have degenerated into warring parties spitting epithets at one another.
A Man and His Razor
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
William of Ockham
This is Ockham's famed Razor.
Burger on a Bun Decision Making
When approaching any decision, it's important for individuals to maintain the healthy state of openness called for by WYSINWYG (what you see is never what you get). Remember that there is always more going on than simply meets the eye.
The DNA of Motivation
It really is about motivation. After all, what impels someone to climb a mountain, or go to college, or save for a car, or learn a new language or anything of a thousand things? What is it that moves someone to action from a position of comfortable stasis? The answer is motivation.
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