I’ve Been Putting Off Writing This Post on Procrastination

By: Guest | March 21, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 100Ken 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, [&hellip... Read More
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Dear CEO: Letters to the C-Suite

By: Gini Dietrich | March 21, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 280Last 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 [&hellip... Read More
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Interview with Author of “Workarounds that Work”

By: Gini Dietrich | March 19, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 25Are 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 [&hellip... Read More

Stomping On My Brain Under a Palm Tree

By: Guest | March 7, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 42David 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 [&hellip... Read More
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Three Things They Don’t Teach You in Business School

By: Arment Dietrich | March 2, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 7I’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 [&hellip... Read More
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Overachieving vs. High Performing

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 114If 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 [&hellip... Read More
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There Is Nothing to Fear In Fear Itself

By: Arment Dietrich | February 23, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 57See that picture? That’s me. Crying with joy, because I just rappelled down a 40-foot icefall halfway into a day-long cross-country ski tour. I signed on for that little adventure knowing full well what I was getting into. And I was scared to death until I got past it and was able to relax the rest of the afternoon. [&hellip... Read More
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Being More Productive Every Day

By: Gini Dietrich | February 23, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 100My friend Sarah Robinson has this cool thing going on over at her blog, Escaping Mediocrity, this month. It’s 28 days of getting your shit together and highlights guest bloggers each day who have new and interesting ways for you to, well, get your shit together. I blogged on day three, which was at the beginning of the month. [&hellip... Read More
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The Entrepreneur Equation: A Review of Carol Roth’s Book

By: Gini Dietrich | February 17, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 52I met Carol Roth last year and immediately loved her. She’s smart, fiercely independent, and tells it like it is. What you see is what you get with Carol and it makes her even more lovable. As a friend, she’ll tell you if you have spinach in your teeth or a booger hanging from your nose, but she’ll also [&hellip... Read More
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Your Bad Mood Is As Contagious As the Common Cold

By: Gini Dietrich | February 16, 2011 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 135I got cross-country skis for my birthday. For those who know me well, you know I am an avid cyclist. During season, I ride about 300 miles a week. I love my bike. But during the winters, which are really long here in Chicago, I’m stuck on a trainer. In the basement. Not moving for an hour or more. [&hellip... Read More