Present or Engaged? (August 2021)

“Bueller, Bueller, Bueller.”  I suspect a number reading this remember that line.  It’s, of course, from the movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Those who’ve seen the movie know that Ferris Bueller’s classmates, while physically present, were anything but engaged. While …

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The Worker (February 2021)

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour a new client’s production facility. I always enjoy these days. It’s a great way to learn about what goes into making a product. While I won’t develop the expertise and understanding of …

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Improve The Situation (June 2020)

I often find myself asking, “What can I do to improve the situation?”  Whatever state of affairs you find yourself in, that’s a good starting place. Ultimately, whether in your work or personal life, if you can leave any situation …

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Building A House (February 2017)

Everyone knows that one of the first steps in building a house (after the plans and permits are taken care of) is to have the roofers on site to construct the roof and then the other trades build the rest …

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Distill (June 2016)

Distill. Simplify. Refine. Condense. Reduce. Shrink. Edit. Summarize. Purify. Shorten. Abbreviate. Crystalize. These are all words which suggest reducing something to its simplest form.  I’m sure you can think of others.  Pick whichever one you like and post it on …

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We Need A Process (January 2016)

I’m not sure what it is about the New Year but I’ve heard the phrase “we need a process” just a few too many times already (and it’s only January).  Maybe people are looking at opportunities they missed in 2015.  …

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