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Motivating With Numbers? or You Get What You Expect Parts 2 & 3

(See Part 1 May 30, 2014 blog entry) What follows are two dialogues between the same two people about the same subject. I have chosen to present today’s story using this format because goals are good, and goals beget goal … Continue reading

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You get what you Expect

The problem is? The problem is that he’s lazy. Really? Yes really…. Wait a minute, how do you know he’s lazy? I just know!  I have to keep on him, to push him. Push him? Push him yes! You know, … Continue reading

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James the Great (Abuser)

Not a happy story…  Here he is! Crossing toward center stage, a spotlight struggling to keep up, he takes long energetic strides, long strides for a short man, long for a short plump Seville Row be-suited man, an older, plump … Continue reading

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Why Exactly Are We Doing This?

One day, about thirty-five years ago, the following happened at our seven year old computer services business.  At the time, we employed 75 people, working out of two floors of an old office building in downtown Seattle.  We were successful, … Continue reading

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Look Up, Look Down, Look all Around

Janet shook her head. “I don’t know. You’d think he’d understand! You would think he should know that I can do this!  You would think his cronies would have a little more patience; I just can’t wrap my head around … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day of the Year

The Alarm goes out at midnight!  Emergency sirens shriek in the darkness where hundreds of millions of people sit downcast, ears wringing, deep sighs, eyes closed, foreheads creased in surrender.  On CNN, the visual staccato starts… “Breaking Story” races across … Continue reading

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the BIG picture

At Starbucks She said: “What do you want for your 60th birthday?” He said: “Oh gosh, don’t ask, I’m trying not to think about that.” “Well, I wouldn’t be much of a friend if I didn’t get you something.” “Okay, … Continue reading

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Email to Philippa

Her name is Philippa, (Pippa for short), and yes, she is short, five feet tall and yes, she was named by her mother in memory of her father, Phillip, known to his contemporaries as Phillip the Great.  The “Great” was … Continue reading

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