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Job Search Reality Check (Part 2 of 5) – The Theory of Relativity

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It has happened to most of us: While sitting in a window seat on an airplane at the gate, the plane at the adjacent gate begins to back out onto the tarmac. For a second, there is a momentary feeling of panic that your aircraft is slowly rolling forward toward a crash into the terminal building. Our minds take our position as the frame of reference, and the rest happens automatically. The term “relativity” makes… Read More »Job Search Reality Check (Part 2 of 5) – The Theory of Relativity

L.O.V.E. It to Change It

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Several years ago, there was a scholarly article published by the Harvard Business Review, The Hard Side of Change Management. As the title implies, much discussion on change management is on soft issues such as culture, leadership, and motivation. While these are unquestionably essential factors, they are not stand-alone tools to implement large transformation projects. The HBR paper used a simple four-point framework that provides a methodology to measure change management. The four key points… Read More »L.O.V.E. It to Change It

Please Pardon the Inconvenience

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The sign at the door of the supermarket said, “Thank you for your patience while we remodel our store.” Since the store was open 24-hours a day, there was no down time for the destructors to do their work. They hung tarps from ceiling to floor, and behind the “Hard Hat Required Beyond this Point” signs you could hear crunching and scraping of old stuff being ripped out to make way for the new. It… Read More »Please Pardon the Inconvenience

Learned From the Cave Walls at Donoterase

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The Pretender TV series ran from 1996 to 2000 and was viewed by critics and viewers as good science fiction. It enjoyed above average ratings as it also enlisted a few die-hard cult followers that are still clamoring for its return. Appealing to the audience for good-guys always overcoming an evil corporate giant, it was a story about Jarod, a child prodigy and genius with a special gift: pretending. The story begins with “The Centre”… Read More »Learned From the Cave Walls at Donoterase

Prehistoric Origins of Business Management

Splurg was born toward the end of what we now call the Paleolithic Era a little over 10,000 years ago. As was the tradition in their tribe, he was named by his father after the first sound heard in the early morning darkness after his birth. It was believed to be a large wooly animal falling into the glacial pond near their cave, but nobody really knew for sure. Fortunately he had a much manlier… Read More »Prehistoric Origins of Business Management

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