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November 22nd, 2017 | Main

“The Scut Farkus Affair”

Black Friday might be a big shopping day, but it’s also the beginning of the “Christmas Story” watching season.  In addition to being the greatest Christmas movie, it’s loaded with important life lessons.  Throughout the movie Ralphie, ...

November 16th, 2017 | Main

Does confrontation get a bad rap? (Part 1)

I started thinking about this several months ago when my wife had to deal with an uncomfortable situation with someone. I gave her some advice and told her she shouldn’t be stressed about it. She responded, “it’s easy for you, you like ...

November 10th, 2017 | Main

Oldie but Goodie!

I was helping a client develop performance evaluation criteria and ran across these old excerpts from British military evaluations.  Managers often struggle when delivering negative performance feedback – not the Brits. In honor of Veteran’s ...

November 3rd, 2017 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

The productivity of the American workforce has declined significantly since 2007.  California’s legislative response has been brilliant.  Not.  If you want to improve the economy, give people more reasons to stay home?  Theoretically (and ...