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Presco Fresco!

A story about Snakes and Ladders Tom arrives at the office at 7:45AM, five days a week, Monday though Friday.  Tom leaves the office between 6:00PM and 7:00PM, five days a week.  On Saturdays Tom comes to the office at … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Nordstrom

or “Right in Front of your Eyes” Photo from Nordstrom’s blog Men’s Shop Daily “Get it Custom: Made to Measure Suiting” 2013 Mar 5 I went to buy a suit (this was thirty years ago).  I needed a dark, conservative, … Continue reading

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Messages from a Friend

Last week I put my iPhone, my iPad, my Mac Book Air into a white plastic screening bin at the airport.  There we go, I thought, three thousand dollars of stuff!  Then, an even more sobering idea smacked me on … 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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Keep your Eye on the Ball

I was on a mini speaking tour last week.  I do this three or four times a year – go out and speak to groups of CEOs.  It helps me stay in touch with the world outside of my coaching … 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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W o r k… a dialogue.

One Day I Asked…. Why do you work? I need to make a living, I need to eat. Yes, but why do you work? Well I want to get on in the world, get a car, buy a nice sofa, … Continue reading

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“A Piece of the Rock” (A fictitious conversation based on many real ones with entrepreneur owners)

“I’ve been thinking.” “About?” “Well, Jessica, John, and Amanda have been with me from the beginning, four years.  I think they need something more, something to keep them committed.  I don’t want to have to replace them.” “I understand, do … Continue reading

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In-Between Time

Imagine, like so many businesses; you were hit broadside by this recession.  It came out of nowhere and slammed into your company like a careening bus on an iced-over highway, threatening to destroy everything. Part of the problem was that … Continue reading

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