Raise Your Hand!

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My daughter arrived home from school and proudly showed me her new monkey necklace.  It was a pink plastic monkey hanging on a black string, but to her it was gold.  When I asked where it came from she explained it was a reward from school.  She helped pick up toys on the playground when […]

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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Over cocktails this week a friend lamented about a recent experience with his boss.  The manager of his department had asked for feedback on team morale.  After providing an honest response in an email he never heard anything back.  “He does this all the time.  He pretends he cares what we think but then never […]

Business Lessons for All Ages

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A colleague of mine recently turned me on to a writer, Jonathan Fields.  Jonathan writes about “Conversations at the crossroads of work, play, entrepreneurship & life”.  I immediately connected to his writing because it’s purposeful, simple, and  similar to my relation of business and family.  Recently he discussed “The 7 Seven Childrens’ Book MBA“.  These […]

Move With A Purpose

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Forgive me, but I’m using this week’s post to tell you about an upcoming event and the wonderful cause it will support. I love to run. I love to push myself as far as I can. Having completed many marathons and a half Ironman I often take for granted the strength of my body. Every […]

Repetition + Reinforcement = Retention

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Repetition + Reinforcement = Retention.  This is a short formula I learned years ago and have committed to memory, through repetition and reinforcement.  This is a common methodology, although many people disagree about how aggressively it should be enforced.  Growing up, study time was non-negotiable but my parents encouraged us to flex our creative muscles.  […]

 
 
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