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An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Mine

By: Gini Dietrich | April 11, 2011 | 
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My good friend Troy Claus asked me to write this for his blog, where he has a fabulous series called “The Entrepreneur’s Journey.” So, if you read it there first, there is nothing new to see here. Move along until tomorrow. It’s a very vivid memory. Sitting in the conference room at Fleishman-Hillard with our Ocean Spray clients. There are five or six three-inch binders full [&hellip... Read More
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Two Qualities Every CEO Needs

By: Gini Dietrich | April 7, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time! I always want to write “Clap! Clap! Clap!” when I say that. Kind of like I always want to say, “Hello. I’m Johnny Cash.” when I get in front of a microphone. But I never do because I’m afraid no one will get it and then I’ll have flopped before I even began. Wow. That was quite a tangent. [&hellip... Read More
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Teach Yourself to Work in Uncertainty

By: Arment Dietrich | April 6, 2011 | 
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Its 7:30 am and my blog post should have been queued up and scheduled to go by now. As I edited and finalized it, it suddenly dawned on me, for reasons I won’t go into here, that I can’t use it. I was suddenly scrambling for a solution. I need something quick. So I started clicking around frantically, looking for inspiration (which by the way, is [&hellip... Read More
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Is Happiness the Same As Being Dumb?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 23, 2011 | 
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Are happy people dumb? I just read that phrase in a Harvard Business Review blog and was offended. Because I’m happy. And I’m not dumb. But, of course, it enticed me to read on. The blogger, Shawn Achor, says, These sentiments are not uncommon. I believe we have a cultural assumption that happy people are anti-intellectual, delusional, or shallow. We’ve all heard the saying that “ignorance is [&hellip... Read More
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I’ve Been Putting Off Writing This Post on Procrastination

By: Guest | March 21, 2011 | 
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Ken Jacobs is the principal of Jacobs Communications Consulting LLC, which coaches communication leaders. Ok, that’s not completely true, but I hope that headline got your attention, and perhaps you saw a little of yourself in it.  If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 20 percent of people are habitual and chronic procrastinators. In full transparency, procrastination was a frequent visitor for years, [&hellip... Read More
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Dear CEO: Letters to the C-Suite

By: Gini Dietrich | March 21, 2011 | 
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Last May, Roger Friedensen and I were sitting on the porch of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. talking about how nice it would be to write a book together. At the time I told him I had an idea and to let me get some things organized and get back to him. Well, it was nearly a year in the making and the book [&hellip... Read More
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Interview with Author of “Workarounds that Work”

By: Gini Dietrich | March 19, 2011 | 
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Are you tired of hearing “doing more with less“? For many employees, managers, and leaders, “work” is increasingly becoming a source of frustration and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Between the seemingly endless amount of tasks and projects on our plates and the ever-increasing pressure to perform, it can be challenging, at best, to stay productive and get the right things done at the right time. [&hellip... Read More
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Stomping On My Brain Under a Palm Tree

By: Guest | March 7, 2011 | 
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David Kilmer works for Blue 541 and Coeur d’Alene Magazine, frequently from a boat in a warm place. In this little Mexico surf town, there’s yoga on the beach every morning. It’s one of many reasons my boat is anchored here in Barra de Navidad at the moment. For four or five months out of the year – I’ll admit it’s easy to lose track – [&hellip... Read More
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Three Things They Don’t Teach You in Business School

By: Arment Dietrich | March 2, 2011 | 
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I’ve been at Arment Dietrich for almost five years, and as any longer-term employee at a company can tell you, I’ve learned much more than I ever did in business school. Yes, I’ve learned about marketing, HR and management theories, a dibble-dabble in finance, but there are three main ideas that have been presenting themselves to me as I reach my half-a-decade-mark that I would like [&hellip... Read More
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Overachieving vs. High Performing

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2011 | 
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If you read this blog often, you know I’m a big fan of Les McKeown and his Predictable Success. If you follow both of us on Twitter, you’d be surprised to hear me say that. He started it. Last week he sent me a direct message on Twitter that said his blog post that day was reflective of the work I am doing as a leader. [&hellip... Read More