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Why President’s Day is more than a Monday

The origin of President’s Day dates back to 1885 to honor the birth date of George Washington, our 1st US President.  It continued each Feb. 22nd thereafter, until 1971, when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect, permanently moving President’s Day to the 3rd Monday of February.  This Act also included a provision to […]

No time? Are you Deciding or Delegating?

If you’re a business owner, team leader or manager, then you’ve likely had the experience of going through a full day and not getting anything done. Possibly because you’re easily distracted (it happens – Squirrel!!! ), but more likely the problem is that every time you started to focus on something and get stuff done, […]

Technology in Business… are you leveraging it?

Technology in Business. It’s moving fast, but are you keeping up? Your business success might depend on it. In 1989 Compaq introduced one of the first laptops in the USA.  It had 640 kB of RAM and a 20 MB hard drive.  It sold for approx. $2,500 ($4,900 in 2019 dollars) I know because I […]

Want to get more done? Be Happy…

When’s the last time you proactively focused on being happy? Or at least consciously having a positive outlook? Most of us tend to react to what’s in front of us and unless you’re just one of those naturally ‘sunny’ people, the odds are that your daily challenges will eventually bring out negativity and stress, which […]

Patrick Mahomes – The Ideal Team Player

When you lose something you really worked for it is supposed to hurt.  There is a lot of hurting going on in the Chief’s Kingdom.  No matter what anyone says it is hard to accept defeat when victory was in your grasp.  This year the Kansas City Chiefs reached a championship game they had not […]

How am I supposed to do that?

The other day I was reminded of a great (and very simple) negotiating technique that can work in a lot of different scenarios. I (and the person who reminded me) had first seen this idea in the book ‘Never Split The Difference’ by Chris Voss. Voss had picked it up as part of his experience […]