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Beware “Whatever!”

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We were discussing frustrations she had with her boss.  I could see she was down.  I could tell she was discouraged.  She was crashing into road block after road block set up by the very leadership for whom she was working. And then she said it.  She uttered the one word that clearly identified for me that this was an …

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How to Make People Like You

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I found myself wondering, “Is this guy ever going to come up for air?” I was in a social situation where I didn’t know many people.  We were sitting at round tables of 8.  So, I introduced myself to the man sitting next to me.  I then asked him a couple of questions. And he was off… He was a …

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Organizational IEDs

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A new weapon exploded into the world of warfare in 2003 during the Iraq war – the IED. An improvised explosive device (IED) is a “homemade” explosive device designed to destroy and incapacitate. Because they are improvised, IEDs can come in many forms ranging from a small pipe bomb to a more sophisticated device capable of causing massive damage and …

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Beware of Corporate Leeches

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The canoe battle began.  The object of this particular engagement was to sink your opponent’s canoe.  No real rules – just try to get more water in the competition’s canoe than in yours. The battle took place at the base of a small waterfall, which added an exciting element to the contest.  A simple way to accelerate your opponent’s demise …

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What’s Your Vimy Ridge?

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The British had tried and failed.  The French tried as well, and failed.  In fact, the French had lost close to 100,000 men in their attempts.  The situation seemed hopeless.  Hopeless it was, if it weren’t for the Canadians. It was April 9, 1917.  The location was France.  The hill known as Vimy Ridge was a strategic location held by …

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