When Your Mind Follows Your Behind

  Have you ever gone into a department store, bank, or restaurant and been greeted by someone who was acting polite, but who you knew couldn’t give a rip? It’s a major turnoff for most people. (That’s because it’s a sure sign of insincerity and a lack of caring.)   But you and all the…

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Pay Attention, Pay Attention, Pay Attention

Survey results and a “Time In” for you.   Pay attention. pay attention. We pay with our attention. where are you putting your attention these days?    I’ve been quiet lately. My ear’s been to the ground.    I’ve been reading a lot of different things and gathering lots of information over the last months.…

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Are you Getting Stupider by the Moment?

Gary Hamel, speaking at a big customer conference where we both were presenting said, “In a time of accelerating change we are getting stupider by the moment.”  I’ve never forgotten it because I agree. If you’re not getting better you cease being good.   I recently attended the WorkHuman conference in AZ.  It was my second year…

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Young People Today

As I do frequently, I recently spoke at a meeting of top execs who are looking to create thriving companies. Once again, (really?) the topic of managing young people today, AKA Millennials, came up, as it’s done for at least a dozen years. I’m still hearing some of the same things now that I heard…

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Don’t Do These 10 Things – especially to Millennials

While usually you won’t see me speak in “don’ts” rather than “do’s,” today I’m breaking my own rules to share this list of 10 things you DO NOT want to do to your staff – especially if they happen to be millennials!   Don’t point out their weaknesses.  It’s not your job to “fix” your…

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What to Do with Negative People

I love getting letters from readers. Of “Keep ‘Em Happy.” This came in last week and since I get asked about negative people in the office a lot – I thought I would share the answer.   “I used to enjoy coming into work every day. I love working with customers, but there a lot of…

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