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    A Sense of Urgency trumps a Panic Crush

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    What’s the difference between panic and urgency?

    Panic: You can usually tell when somebody is in a panic situation. They are making rapid and too often unwise decisions.

    Urgency: Is when a person is more calm and deliberate as well as skilled and focused.

    Everyone has moments of panic. That’s just part of life and …

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    Why a Personal Email Address Matters

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    Do you have one?

    Do you have more than one?

    How many personal email addresses do you have?

    Personal Email Addresses Matter

    In my case I currently have three that I regularly stay connected with and respond to inbound email. How many do you have? If none, why not? Perhaps this post will help change …

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    Make the Ask … Everyone Wins

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    Put it right up front.

    Put it out there.

    Ask for what you want.

    Up Front Is Better

    There are two lines of thinking here. My thinking is driven by a VP I used to work with at Microsoft. He suggested that people put the ask up front. He didn’t want a lot of pre-amble. …

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    Read the Books Your Parents Read

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    Lately I’ve been flashing back to a book I recently read.

    It’s a remembrance of a more genteel time.

    But, it had a chilling effect on my thinking.

    It’s a book my father read.

    I ignored it for many years. Until a friend brought it up. Then I paid attention.

    Why is that? Why did …

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    5 Questions to ask before starting a corporate blog

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    One of the most common things I hear from people is … Should I start a blog?

    There is no simple answer.

    However, over the years I have boiled down my thinking to 5 things to consider before starting a (corporate) blog.

    Note: I put the word “corporate” in parentheses. A personal and corporate blog …

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    Putting your out of office message to work

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    It’s summer time.

    Time for vacations.

    Time for the inevitable Out of Office message.

    Who still uses Out of Office messages?

    It should come as not surprise, even to millennials, that there are still a lot of people that use email. Yes, there is a trend towards text messaging, instagram and snapchat. While I don’t …

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    What it takes to become an Agile Careerist

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    Recently I was interviewed about what it means to me to be an Agile Careerist.

    A friend I have come to know from the SOBCON events, Marti Konstant, asked me to talk with her for a book she is writing on being an Agile Careerist.

    I’ve known Marti for a few years and I like …

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    7 Essential Tips for Better Storytelling

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    The best storytellers lead the tribe.

    The best stories are short.

    The best stories are memorable.

    The best stories are actionable.

    239 Years Ago

    There was a story ready to be told. It was short, it was powerful. It was worth fighting for. Of course, I’m referring to the story that lead to the creation …

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    Don’t Let FOMO Paralyze You‏

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    No one wants to be left behind.

    No one wants to be the odd man out.

    No one wants to be the last to know.

    But, sometimes that’s just how it has to be. Someone has to be last to know. Or perhaps not to know at all. There is nothing wrong with this. There …

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    Mistakes, Mea Culpas and Moving On

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    No matter how pure your motives you will make mistakes.

    Truth Test: Raise your hand if you have never made a mistake.

    If true, you probably aren’t trying hard enough.

    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein

    Mistakes Happen

    We need to deal with them and move …

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