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Archive for September, 2015

Creative People

September 30, 2015 0 Comments
Creative People

Creative People — that sounds redundant to me. We (people, that is) ARE creative. Can we really speak of creativity and not be speaking of people for the most part? Yet we people also wind up somehow creating environments that stifle creativity. Why? Perhaps we don’t know where creativity comes from. Certainly we haven’t figured out exactly how […]

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False Security

September 23, 2015 0 Comments
False Security

Recently I got into one of those discussions that I knew just wasn’t going to go anywhere. It would have been easier to discuss deviant sex, racial profiling, politics or religion. But no, I had to step into the thing that will surely create the basis for world war three. I suggested that Apple products were […]

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Leadership and Conformity

September 16, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership and Conformity

I’ve been noticing quite a few articles on the Holacracy movement.  As always, some are well balanced and researched and others take sides with little research and lots of opinion. Right now, for me, I’m more interested in the results being achieved by those brave enough to experiment with this new organizational concept. Perhaps the […]

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Sales Up To 70% Complete, Without You!

September 9, 2015 0 Comments
Sales Up To 70% Complete, Without You!

According to a CEB 2012 study, the sales process for most products/services is between 57% and 70% completed before you’re even contacted. My belief is that if we were to update that study, we’d find the responses closer to 70% than 50%. This idea was driven home for me as I was planning on some […]

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Leadership and Craftsmanship

September 2, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership and Craftsmanship

Fresh out of engineering school and excited to begin my new job, I enthusiastically began work on test equipment design for a digital fuel control. One of the more memorable experiences was working with the technician assigned to our team. He was (is?) a true craftsman. The circuit breadboards he built to our designs were […]

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