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Caring enough to be criticized

Seth Godin said, “If you care enough about the work to be criticized, you’ve learned enough today.” I’m applying Seth’s comments out of context and beyond his intent so don’t blame him for… Continue reading

March is the cruelest month

T.S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month,” but in central Pennsylvania, I think it’s March.  It’s the third week of March and temperatures have swung from over 70 to below freezing.  One… Continue reading

Changing a life

I grew up, the oldest of four brothers and one sister, on a dairy farm in central Maine (USA). There were more cows in our town than people. I was the first in… Continue reading

Life down the drain

Power is the ability to get something done. Power is good. Crying babies, loud roommates, angry bosses, loving spouses, and visionary leaders, all have power.  Everyone has power.  The sweetest power is the… Continue reading

The first lie I told at work

From the other end of the phone I heard my boss asking, “Have you completed that project I asked for?” Truth is I hadn’t started it. I was embarrassed. I didn’t want to… Continue reading

How to make things happen?

Check out the change curve.  The flat blue line represent life/business as it should be.  The red star represents a problem or an unacceptable situation. The greater the gap between the blue line and… Continue reading