Seven Keys for Weight Loss

If losing weight is one of your goals, here are seven keys for successful weight loss. Strong Desire – Resolutions are not enough! You need to really want to get healthier. Many people will state they plan to lose weight on January 1, but few will complete the work needed to achieve this after the […]

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Book Recommendation: Six Disciplines for Excellence

Note: this is a re-print of my online book review from August 2, 2006. Since this is such a good book for small businesses and practices ten years later, I have decided to republish it here. I recommend the audio version for sale at Amazon via Audible. Over the past ten years, I’ve read a […]

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Meeting Minutes

The content of a meeting, such as decisions and action items, should always be recorded for future reference. It is a good idea for the facilitator to appoint someone as a formal scribe to take detailed notes and then produce the meeting minutes (ideally, this role can be assigned before the meeting). Yet, the appointment […]

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Micro Meetings

I define a micro meeting as an event with four or less individuals that quickly reviews, discusses, and decides on a single problem within 15 minutes. I know from experience that these can be very effective and efficient uses of time. While micro meetings are often employed by a wide variety of organizations when a […]

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Fear vs. F.E.A.R.

Fear is a legitimate emotion and it seems to be part of the human condition as a survival mechanism. Most importantly, it help protect children as it constrains many behaviors that could prove hazardous or fatal at a young age. Nevertheless, many fears are really F.E.A.R or False Evidence Appearing Real. F.E.A.R holds people from […]

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Personal SWOT Analysis

The SWOT technique is credited to Albert Humphrey and has been utilized mostly by business teams for strategic planning; however, this tool can also be used by individuals for focusing on their personalized goals. Strengths: consider personal attributes which will be helpful for achieving your goals. Weaknesses: consider personal attributes that could constrain your likelihood […]

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Are you an Infovore?

2016 is almost half over so I have a few questions for you. Have you been eating your vegetables? I recommend 5 or more a day. Just as important, I am curious if you have been enjoying a diet of superior, practical information? Human beings are driven to hunt, gather, and consume information. It is […]

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Task Candy

Last Week, I discussed the Simple Delegation Formula (SDF), systematic way to evaluate your regular tasks to begin the delegation process. Yet, another road block to successful delegation is what I call “task candy”. These are items that have a low overall long-term value; however, are extremely enjoyable. Years ago, when I managed an IT […]

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Simple Delegation Formula

Delegation is a complex skill to learn, especially for individuals who are experts within their own field. It is sometimes hard to trust others to perform to one’s own high standards; however, this fear can limit everyone within a team, as the failure to delegate prevents people from learning as old roles are never properly […]

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Pushing To The Front

A good system shortens the road to the goal. – Orison Swett Marden I just re-read Orison Swett Marden’s best-selling book Pushing to the Front. The original was published in 1894, and it is quite lengthy at 800+ pages and 70 Chapters. Nevertheless, do not let the age of this volume fool you as it […]

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