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    You’ve Got 3 Minutes. What Will You Say?

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    Everything cannot be boiled down to 3 minute increments.

    Nor should they be..

    However, there are times when that’s all the time you have. Sometimes you have even less. Perhaps as little as 8 seconds. (Have I already lost you?)

    Do you need the full three minutes?

    For the sake of argument let’s just say …

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    Earn It… Every Day!

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    Consultants already know this.

    Professional athletes already know this.

    Full-time employees should also know this.

    Earn it… every day!

    You have to commit to it. You have to Earn It … Every Day.

    If you’re working as a consultant you know you’ve got to deliver every single day. If you’re a professional athlete you got …

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    Work Your Plan / Plan Your Work

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    A few years ago one of my colleagues at Microsoft used to say this all the time.

    “Working my plan.”

    He said it matter-of-factly and without much fanfare.

    This is what he would say every time someone asked him:

    How’s it going? What’s going on? Or, What are you working on?

    Initially I thought this …

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    What are We Trying to Do Here?

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    Do you ever ask yourself this question?

    Do you ever ask yourself this question about your company?

    Do you ever ask yourself this question about your life?

    Not to get too philosophical

    But, these are questions you can and should be asking yourself. If you aren’t asking yourself these hard questions today then in five, …

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    Why Millennials Will Be Hiring Fractionals

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    There is a new trend emerging.

    It’s one that takes advantage of the 20, 30, and even 40 years of experience.

    It’s the idea and concept of a fractional employee.

    Millennial’s will be hiring fractional’s

    I suspect a lot of millennial’s will be hiring more and more fractional’s in the coming years. It’s not a …

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    When Saying “I Tried” Isn’t Enough

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    How committed to the cause are you?

    How far are you willing to go?

    Is saying “I tried” ever enough?

    It’s Situational

    The fact of the matter is it does depend. And it is situational.

    Instead of saying “I Tried My Best, But …” Hold Yourself to a Higher Standard

    Obviously there are different levels …

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    Are You Ready To Work FILO Hours?

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    I think most new employees expect this.

    I think most experienced employees are ready to commit.

    I know every entrepreneur lives this.

    It doesn’t take a lot of thinking to realize that First In Last Out hours, aka FILO Hours, are expected and de rigueur when starting a career or transitioning roles.

    You’ve gotta put …

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    Don’t Talk About The PRC at Work

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    There are (at least) three things you don’t talk about at work.

    Or shouldn’t talk about at work.

    Sure, there are exceptions. I will discuss a few examples below.

    But generally these are three of things you should not be talking about at work.

    Why not?

    Talking about The PRC cannot lead anywhere good. Talking …

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    Slow Down to Speed Up

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    Have you heard this before?

    What happens when you go too fast?

    Are you at your best when rushed?

    What if you could just slow down?

    The idea for “Slow Down to Speed Up” is not new and it’s certainly not my idea. For thousands of years there have been practitioners of this art. The …

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    Don’t Name, Blame and Shame … It’s Not Helpful

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    We all have the tendency to blame.

    It’s human nature.

    However, it’s also not productive.

    Name, Blame and Shame

    You may have heard of this before and you may even be guilty of doing it. I know I am. I’m not proud of it either. I hope my experiences and suggestions below can help you. …

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