Gini Dietrich

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
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There Is Nothing to Fear In Fear Itself

By: Arment Dietrich | February 23, 2011 | 
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See 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. Some of us love to scare ourselves, [&hellip... Read More
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Being More Productive Every Day

By: Gini Dietrich | February 23, 2011 | 
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My 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. This is what I had to say. [&hellip... Read More
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The Entrepreneur Equation: A Review of Carol Roth’s Book

By: Gini Dietrich | February 17, 2011 | 
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I 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 tell it to you as a would-be [&hellip... Read More
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Your Bad Mood Is As Contagious As the Common Cold

By: Gini Dietrich | February 16, 2011 | 
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I 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. Watching sitcom after sitcom on DVR, hoping [&hellip... Read More
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Why We Say No

By: Guest | February 14, 2011 | 
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Lisa D. Jenkins is an erratic blogger growing into her Big-Girl Business Panties one terrifying decision at a time. One of the hardest things we do is to make the choice not to work with everyone who wants to hire us. That’s easier read than done. In some cases, we say no to protect ourselves. Those of us building our young reputations and growing new client [&hellip... Read More
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The Now Revolution: Want a Free Copy?

By: Gini Dietrich | February 14, 2011 | 
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I received my copies of “The Now Revolution” last Thursday. While I’ve had a few days to dig into it, I’m not quite finished reading it so am not ready to give you a review. What I will tell you, though, is I have lots of pages dog eared and lots of notes in the margins. So you’re going to get a full-on review when I [&hellip... Read More