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7 Things I Learned  on the Links

7 Things I Learned on the Links

My 12 year old was not happy when I woke him up early Friday morning for our first golf lesson…the car was silent as we pulled in to the golf club – his lack of sleep and my lack of coffee, so far, were not a good combination. The morning of embarking on this new adventure, I felt overwhelmed by the pile of work on my desk and the prospect of taking on a new skill that particular morning didn’t sound as fun as I had originally thought. Read More
Are We Becoming a “No-Vacation Nation”?

Are We Becoming a “No-Vacation Nation”?

All work and no play these days? If so, you’re not alone. Research indicates that Americans are taking less vacation time and putting in more time on the job than in the past. According to Project: Time off (an initiative of the U.S. Travel Association), working Americans now take almost a week less of vacation than they did in 2000. What’s more is that 42% of those who participated in the 2014 poll indicated that they had not taken off a single day from work in the past year. Read More
5 Secrets a Legend Taught Me About Building Connections

5 Secrets a Legend Taught Me About Building Connections

The call finally came. The call I have been dreading most of my adult life. Grandma Filippo was gone. Grandma was 98 years old and lived an amazing life…from picking cotton in Western Oklahoma to having her family surrounding her in the final hours. She was a giant among her children and grandchildren, infamous in her church and an icon to those who were blessed enough to know her in the community. I hope each of you have had someone in your life who had this type of impact. Read More
ColleagueCorner Series Part #3 "Conflict is the Root of All Waste"

ColleagueCorner Series Part #3 "Conflict is the Root of All Waste"

Earlier this month, I was a speaker at the Lean Systems Summit in Portland, Maine. Simply put, "Lean" is a systematic method for the elimination of waste. The focus of my presentation was conflict – namely that it’s existence is what drives waste. Below is an overview of the talk’s main points. Read More
The Art of Strategic Procrastination

The Art of Strategic Procrastination

Honestly, I have been putting off writing this blog for weeks! Seriously. I am what is known as a “Moderate Procrastinator”. My typical MO is to do some research on a project up front, have a few resources in place and then go off-line for awhile. As the deadline gets closer, I will get it done maybe the night before it is due and have been known to come up with a “brilliant” idea (wink, wink) overnight and change it up the morning of the deadline date. Read More

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