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Life Is About Learning

One of the very real conclusions that I’m coming to is that life is about learning.  To move forward in a career or in life, you have to learn constantly, and acquire new skills.  Now, that said, most people probably don’t quit their daytime job after getting an MBA to buy a CarePatrol Franchise, and…
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You’re a Bad Customer and You Don’t Even Know It | LinkedIn

You’re a Bad Customer and You Don’t Even Know It | LinkedIn. What’s up with that?  A bad customer, and I didn’t even know it?  Apparently so.  I just wish that things like expected tips were either a part of the bill already, or clearly laid out before me, but they aren’t, so I am…
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7 Tips To Be An Effective Manager

Being an effective manager can be quite a minefield, but doesn’t have to be terribly tricky, if you throw yourself into it, and follow some simple tips. 7 Tips To Be An Effective Manager Be Genuine – If you’re fake, everyone is going to know it. You have to be genuine, and be yourself at…
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Finding leaders starts by listening | LinkedIn

Finding leaders starts by listening | LinkedIn.   From the article: If I had a bigger napkin I would have written this: The Less Simple Formula for Assessing Leadership = Identify the Problem, Find a Solution, Develop a Workable Plan, Inspire Others, Deliver the Results The story started many years ago, but was retold last week while having breakfast…
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Why Productive People Work On Sundays | LinkedIn

Why Productive People Work On Sundays | LinkedIn. I found out while I was in school for my MBA that I need about 1 day a week to rest, and another day each week to prep for the week ahead.  For me, that day is frequently on Sunday.  I get my head screwed on, focus…
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Launching Others – 5 Things to Keep In Mind

Yesterday, I dropped my oldest daughter off at boarding school, and drove away, leaving her behind.  I guess you could say, I launched my child.  When we manage others, and bring them into a company, we are in a way, launching their careers. 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Launching Others Give them the…
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Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work! | LinkedIn

Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work! | LinkedIn. Oh my gosh!  I love this article. Some of  these phrases drive me up a wall. Going forward Drill-down End of play Touch base It’s on my radar No brainer Best of breed Low hanging fruit Reach out Dive deeper Think outside the box Positive momentum…
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How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk | LinkedIn

    How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk | LinkedIn. From the Article: Acknowledge others. State your accomplishments in terms of how you have helped others. If you have clients, list the ways they have benefitted from working with you. If you volunteer, be proactive in supporting your favorite non-profits. When your team wins, give…
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6 Ways to Put the Good (Bad and Ugly) in Goodbye—Part II | LinkedIn

6 Ways to Put the Good (Bad and Ugly) in Goodbye—Part II | LinkedIn.   From Gary Warner: A Sendoff That Brought a Veteran Newspaper Reporter to Tears “Two months ago I was handed the dreaded ‘voluntary redundancy’ letter at the newspaper I had been employed for 11 years. The decision was made by the…
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6 Ways to Put the ‘Good’ in Goodbye | LinkedIn

   6 Ways to Put the ‘Good’ in Goodbye | LinkedIn. To sum it up: Here are some simple tips for the bosses of departing employees: This isn’t about you. Actually, sometimes it is about you. Maybe the departing employee hates you. Get over it, because even then you can’t make this about you. It’s about the person…
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