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Let It Go

For any of us who are parents, the process of "letting go" of our children can be one of the most difficult experiences with which to deal.  We've birthed them, we've fed them, we've clothed them, we've gotten furious with…

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Compass

A client called me this week to share a few "money" frustrations in his business.  They are a profitable business, but have been challenged with a handful of customers who are slower to pay and ask for more time than…

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Decide

After a frustrating (and less-than-productive) issue resolution conversation, one of Sally's team members said, "I'd rather my husband tell me to turn right four times than to take time discussing which is the best direction to turn.  Can we please…

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Hamstring of Chance

Malcolm Gladwell claims much success is the result of a "patchwork of lucky breaks and arbitrary advantages" in his book, Outliers.  An interesting, and often, popular perspective, but where does that leave you in regards to your ability to create…

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Paradigm

I was with a good friend, Courtney, last week.  She's built a very successful career in managing large healthcare systems.  When asked how things were going, the following conversation ensued: Courtney: "Good, but I may be done." Me: "Really?  So…

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Pointing the Wrong Finger

After a quiet few minutes of contemplation, Rob said, "We just need to let Steve go.  He's just not pulling his weight."  A few heads nodded, but Joe spoke up.  "Steve isn't the issue.  Our sales process is unpredictable, impossible…

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People Problems

I love Seth Godin's perspective.  Maybe not always, but many times.  He posted a great quip on how we buy, think, and I'll assert, hire people.  His punch line = we're making bad decisions on a regular basis. Good decisions…

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