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Downtime
Canada Day , Independence Day , the week ahead is a downtime week. Monday off for Canada Day ,
Wednesday off for Independence Day , why work
this week? Let’s read Rink Rats, get up to date, and spend some downtime. Easier
said than done these days. Travelin...
Downtime
Downtime
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The Season of Doing Nothing
I
just received my colleague’s automated out-of-office email reply – “I regret
missing your message. I am out of the office for two weeks on vacation, without
access to email.”   Then a minute later I
received a reply all email from the same colleague expre...
The Season of Doing Nothing
The Season of Doing Nothing
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How CEO's Spend Their Time
Ever
wonder how the boss spends his or her time (in truth, you probably don’t care).
But some people do…. In
a brand new study, Michael Porter and Nitin Nohria (who work at a tiny place
called the Harvard Business School) studied the calendars of 27 CEOs ov...
How CEO's Spend Their Time
How CEO's Spend Their Time
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I Have a Problem
I
have a problem with bacon wrapped dates. I
have a problem with The Vegas Golden Nights in the Stanley Cup Finals, remember
New York Islanders 1972-73: 12-60-6. Now that is an expansion team. I
have a problem with students who don’t study…if you only knew ...
I Have a Problem
I Have a Problem
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Decoration Day
This
year we celebrate one hundred fifty years of what was once called Decoration
Day and now called Memorial Day. MOST
Americans know that Memorial Day is about honoring the nation’s war dead. It is
also a holiday devoted to department store sales, half-ma...
Decoration Day
Decoration Day
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Green Thoughts
It
is that time of year to finally shed the winter/spring doldrums of inconsistent
weather and spend time in the garden. Be it a garden on the patio or a garden
in a twenty by twenty-foot patch in the back yard. There is a lot to be said
about the calming, ...
Green Thoughts
Green Thoughts
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"A Simple Case of Color Blindness"
LE COUPE DE
STANLEY - The regular season has been completed. The 16-team playoff table has now been
set. The Stanley Cup playoffs kicked off Wednesday, Apr. 11. It’s the best two
months in all of sport, where every shift, every check and every play matters....
"A Simple Case of Color Blindness"
"A Simple Case of Color Blindness"
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Five Topics
Whenever
someone asks “How are you doing?” If they know me they will know, stay away
from those five topics. These five are currently on my mind and beware you will
get an ear full. 1). The state of
sports – Tiger is a prima donna; Division I college athlet...
Five Topics
Five Topics
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Late
Our
last blog was on January 22, yes January 22, I just broke one of my management
rules, I have been LATE. I
preach to students, associates, managers, never be late. I have been very late. The
reasons why one is late: three - discipline, organization, awar...
Late
Late
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I
have a friend who replies to my texts with her own humorless Ha Code. A
single “ha” conveys zero joviality. It’s basically a put-down. I write: “You
really gobbled up that second dessert,” and she replies, “ha.” A double
ha—“haha”—makes it seem as if she’...
Rink Rats
Rink Rats
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