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    Using Hindsight to Build Foresight

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    Of course, hindsight is 20-20.

    How often have you said:

    If I knew then what I know now.

    After the fact we can all see the situation and adjust the way “would have” reacted… If only we had known then what we know now.

    Using Hindsight before it Happens

    Of course, people cannot experience something …

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    Keep Me Honest

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    When I make a commitment to you I will do everything in my power to make it happen.

    However, Please, Please, Please … feel free to remind me.

    Send me a note with a reminder of the things I committed to do.

    Does this mean I’m lazy?

    I hope that’s not what you take from …

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    Hot Water and Stretching are Good for You

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    Besides the obvious uses for hot water and stretching in your personal and physical life, there are business and career benefits from both too.

    Two of my favorite metaphors involve both of these points. They involve Hot Water and Stretching and when applied to your career will help you stand out, get ahead and to develop …

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    Hope is Not a Strategy

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    What do you think when someone precedes any statement with the following two words:

    “I hope”

    For example, if you are waiting for a report at work do you want to hear:

    1. I hope to have it to you by the end of the day.

    -or-

    2. I will have it in your hands …

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    Using Disruptive Innovation to Impact your Career Path

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    By now you have probably heard of Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen’s seminal book “The Innovators Dilemma” and perhaps may have read it a few times since its release in 1997. Even if you haven’t read or heard of it there are a few lessons to be learned and heeded from the model Professor Christensen proposed. Specifically, that …

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    The Secret to Your Success

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    There are many definitions of success. Many are subjective and some are imposed by others. In business and in life there is one simple way to insure you will be successful in your endeavors. Ok, maybe not insure, but certainly increase the likelihood of success.

    Even when you know and seek this “secret” there are …

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    Your Time Will Come

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    (Be Patient) Your Time Will Come

    Has anyone ever told you this?

    What do you think when you hear this?

    Is it patronizing & placating or perhaps passive aggressive? Or is it positive?

    In business who decides when “your time will come” has come?

    I submit that you decide.

    You decide when and where you …

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    What Can Baseball Teach Us About Business

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    Last week I had the privilege and pleasure of watching my son’s baseball team play and win the Washington State 3A Championship. More than a few times during the championship game I was reminded that baseball is a lot like business. There are a lot of moving parts to monitor, evaluate and respond to… in …

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    The ONE Interview Question You Must Consider

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    Everyone interviews. Even the boss had to go through an interview process.

    There is ONE Interview Question that you should be ready to address.

    Some interviewers are very good at what they do. Some are not quite so good. The good interviewers will let you do the majority of the talking. They should already know …

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    Graduation and Transitions Are Your Time to Shine

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    It’s that time of year when commencement addresses are in the air and all those years of hard work are coming to fruition. Graduation is truly the culmination of your hard work… Enjoy it. Revel in it. And, make sure you are ready for the next step. Which, gasp, will take more work on your …

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