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2015 Charity Calendar Now Available!

November 13, 2014 · No Comments

My calendar of animal photography is ready for purchase! It's a nice gift for the holidays (especially office secret Santa) and all the profits go to to help protect and save orangutans. Please share (and buy!) this with everyone.

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Barnacle Networking for Introverts

July 25, 2014 · No Comments

I am not a good networker. I don't like to go out of my way to introduce myself, I don't feel the need to meet new people, I certainly don't like being in a room full of strangers whose only goal is to introduce themselves to someone new. Sometimes, when I go to the occasional networking event, I feel like a diver in a shark tank with chum underpants. I have met enough financial planner and real estate brokers. But I have found a method that works for me and I'm passing it on to all the non-networkers. I call it, barnacle networking. It's classier than "parasite networking" or "suckerfish networking".

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Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

May 16, 2014 · No Comments

One of the great things about negative thinking is it fosters innovation. Finding improvements to already useful items is a sure sign of someone who is not satisfied. For example, why would anyone build a better mouse trap? An entirely positive person would be happy simply because they have a mouse trap! If it didn't work, it would be called the “Rat Buffet”. However, no one person is blindly positive. As humans, we always find things that need improvements.

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Are You Earning Loyalty or Demanding Loyalty from Younger Workers?

January 23, 2014 · No Comments

Managers across the business landscape are seeing a new side to corporate loyalty. Gone are the days of fresh faced employees hoping someday to get that clichéd gold watch after decades of service. A new perspective of employees looking out for themselves and letting the company worry about the company is more commonplace. Loyalty to a faceless entity is no longer seen as the logical choice for the new breed of employee.

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