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Archive for December 2008

Assuming Your Team is Executing Your Plan?

Most of my prospective clients answer yes to this question.  And, when I ask them “Based on what evidence?” or “How do you know?” I usually get a vague answer referring to some quarterly all-hands meeting (or worse yet, the yearly one).  Business owners and Executives:  If you aren’t keeping your vision and goals at the forefront every day, neither is your staff.  It is too easy to be caught up in the day-to-day happenings and emergencies to keep the eye on the prize that was mentioned fleetingly in a powerpoint presentation delivered months ago.

Free Teleseminar to Land Your Dream Job

Miriam Salpeter just posted on her blog about our upcoming free Teleseminar:  Land Your Dream Job: 8 Strategies for Outrageous Success.  This is our gift to those of you who’ve been affected by the recent downturn in the economy and for those of you who are scared to death that your job might be next.  It is free which makes it risk-free to you.

Top 3 Reasons Why Gift Giving is Good

Critter underneath the Christmas Tree

Critter underneath the Christmas Tree

I’ll start this with an admission: we abdicated on the holiday season this year.  There are no latkes, no tree, no gifts, with the exception of those to non-profits such as Best Friends and the Heifer Project.

I didn’t miss any of it until today.

Imperfect Action Strikes Again

Confessions of an Blog Killer and Accidental Spammer

I don’t like bothering my web designer for small things.

You see, my background is in Information Technology.  Nearly a decade ago, I was a web developer for about a minute.  Adding an RSS Feed button shouldn’t be a big deal for someone with my vast experience with HTML coding, and so, I added that myself.  I didn’t like what the About this Place said on the side bar, so I changed that, too.  I didn’t like the paragraph color, so I changed that in my style sheet, too (in production, without taking a backup).  All was well, until I got a call from Jeremy McKane, my web developer, “What did you do to your blog!”

Managing Group Politics With a Bitch : )

A Case Study of How One Poor Hire and a Merger Changed the Culture of an Organization

Transform your Overloaded, Underperforming Brain into an Efficient, Overachieving Machine (Part 3)

In part 1, we touched on some highlights about what neuroscience has taught us about learning, patterns and their impact on thought.  In part 2, we looked at how those thoughts determine emotion and how anger and fear impact the quality of thinking.  Over the year, we’ll be examining other forms of overload and providing some concrete actions to mitigate or avoid them.  Today, we are going to tie this together with the answer to this question:

Transform Your Overloaded, Underperforming Brain into an Efficient, Overachieving Machine (Part 2)

In my last post, we touched on some highlights about what neuroscience has taught us about learning, patterns and their impact on thought.  Today, we’re going look at how simple thought connects to brain overload, how overload creates an environment of sub-par performance and some strategies you can implement today to transform your brain into an efficient, overachieving machine.

Transform your Overloaded, Underperforming Brain into an Efficient, Overachieving Machine (Part 1)

This train of thought will be broken into several bite sized chunks for easy digestion.  As a kindness to all involved, I’ll post the piece-parts in quick succession so that we can all “stay on the train.”

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