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Archive for March, 2010

Framing and success factors.

March 25, 2010
Framing and success factors.

This post discusses how properly framing the discussion about the culture of your company and how a prospective employee will fit in leads to the establishment of success factors for an open position with your company.

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Book Review: e-Riches 2.0 by Scott Fox

March 23, 2010
Book Review: e-Riches 2.0 by Scott Fox

Normally, I don’t win things when there are drawings for prizes. The day I attended the Technology Council of Southern California for a seminar on Internet Marketing was an exception. I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar given by Mr. Scott Fox, and threw my business card in the hat for a drawing. As luck would have […]

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Words matter; be impeccable in framing the issue.

March 23, 2010
Words matter; be impeccable in framing the issue.

Learning how to use our words and metaphors to properly frame a vision, mission or change initiative can determine our success or failure. This post discusses how proper framing is a critical leadership skill and offers a few resources to help you get started.

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Book Review: What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

March 21, 2010
Book Review: What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell has once again hit a home run. This book is a compendium of articles, some written for the New Yorker Magazine, available on Gladwell’s web site, and I believe it will be another bestselling book. Gladwell’s unique way of viewing and interpreting data reveals truths about our society which tend to “blow away” the […]

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Failure is an option . . . Fear is not.

March 18, 2010
Failure is an option . . . Fear is not.

By now, we’ve all been told “a million times” that things have changed, will not be going back to the way they were and that our organizations must change. I’ve noticed that many colleagues are in fact changing, trying new things, experimenting and, yes, failing. Many others are not making significant changes. They are afraid. […]

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Growing and retaining productive employees

March 16, 2010
Growing and retaining productive employees

Recently, on one of the e-mail lists to which I subscribe, a colleague mentioned that he had been counseled by one of his mentors that the best thing he could do for his good employees was to fire a bad employee. Sounds harsh. Yet it is true that for the greater good, we have to […]

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Banking Challenges . . .

March 11, 2010
Banking Challenges . . .

Some pundits and revenge seekers are trying to “punish” the big banks by suggesting we all move our funds to small regional banks. Bad advice, especially if you don’t complete a very thorough due diligence process before moving your accounts.

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SEO, it’s changed again . . .

March 9, 2010
SEO, it’s changed again . . .

Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) dead? For some, it is certainly out of reach budget wise. The big boys have staked out their ground and are paying big bucks to stay at the top of organic search returns for their keywords and phrases. But there’s still lots a “small guy” can do to play.

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Are we seeing and hearing what we need to see and hear? . . .

March 4, 2010
Are we seeing and hearing what we need to see and hear? . . .

This article discusses how having preconceived notions can limit our opportunity to thrive in an economic downturn and how executives, especially, need to be open minded and pragmatic about where they have been and where they are going.

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Multitasking, a modern day myth?

March 2, 2010
Multitasking, a modern day myth?

Multi-tasking is not all it’s cracked up to be. If you and your team are trying to handle many things simultaneously, you are likely delivering poor results in all those tasks.

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