Category: Communication

The Super Bowl of the Mysteries

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Thank you for the opportunity to present this report on exciting new findings that give us insight into life on Earth before The Great Flight. A brief review of commonly-known facts is in order. In what the natives called the early 22nd Century, life on Earth was eliminated by an Ice Age. Some human beings, our ancestors  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Give the gift of attention

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We spend a lot of our time staring at screens–computer screens, phone screens, TV screens–dividing our attention between the screen and the people around us. That says: “You’re not important enough for my full attention” to others. Here’s a better idea. When someone approaches you  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Understanding is not automatic

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No matter how good you become at laying out clear expectations, understanding will never be automatic. You have to check. Check to make sure your team member understands the assignment before you part company. You both should have the same idea of what will happen, when it will happen, and how performance will be  »  Read More

The Richard Ewell Rules

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Richard Ewell became a Lieutenant General after Stonewall Jackson was killed in May 1863. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Ewell was commander of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia On July 1, 1863, Robert E. Lee arrived in Gettysburg. After he assessed the situation, he ordered Ewell to capture Cemetery Ridge  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t make it a contest

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It’s easy to slip into the belief that because you’re the boss, you’re the one who should be right all the time. Thinking that way can turn problem-solving conversations into contests where you strive to come out on top. Don’t do that. Gather opinions and data from everyone, discuss the options  »  Read More

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