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Taken for Granted


“It’s not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.” Evan Davis “You never can take for granted that you have a job.” Benjamin Walker   While out the … Continue reading

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Getting Away From Urgency


“What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.”Dwight D. Eisenhower“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”Jim Rohn From The Seven Habits of Highly Effective … Continue reading

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Hope is Not a Strategy


“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”George Washington Carver “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgentand not enough time on what is important.”Stephen Covey “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans … Continue reading

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Leadership a Sore Spot, Manager a Pain – Put Some ICE on it


“However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention”. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French author   “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what … Continue reading

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May’s Small Idea – Correction


Good afternoon Small Idea reader, I wanted to make a correction to my Small Idea email for May.  In that email, I cited employee engagement at 13% in the U.S. as well as worldwide.  It seems I was in error.  … Continue reading

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How Do You Smell?


“Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.” Thoreau Your attitude’s like the aroma of your heart. If your attitude stinks, your heart’s not right. (Coach Mitchell – Facing the Giants) The sense … Continue reading

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Salvage Operations


“Home run hitters strike out a lot.” Reggie Jackson “The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.” Bruce Barton Recently I ran across this story: Many years ago, at what was then … Continue reading

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