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Communicate Simply & Carry A Big Eraser!

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” This phrase became the cornerstone of Roosevelt’s foreign policy. This post is not about foreign policy. It is, however, going to address the need for simple and straightforward communication in a world filled with nuance, metaphor, and hyperbole. Continue reading

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You’re Not As Busy As You Think You Are: 4 Steps To Becoming Less Busy

So you’re busy. Join the club. It seems that everyone is busy all the time. Granted, there are times when it can get overwhelming. That’s the nature of business. That being said, you’re probably not as “busy” as you think you are. Continue reading

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A Lesson in Poise & Professionalism…..PART 2

FINALLY, it’s your turn at the ticket counter. You disconnect your call with the airline (you’ve been holding for almost an hour anyway.) You are amazed that the gate agent greets you with not only a smile but also with her deepest apologies for this inconvenience. She wants to have a conversation with you. Really? After being yelled at, hissed at, cursed at and insulted for the past almost 3 hours, this lady still wants to know how you’re feeling and how she can help you? Continue reading

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A Lesson in Poise & Professionalism…..PART 1

The Captain comes back on and renders the bad news. The flight has been cancelled. You walk up the jet bridge and emerge back onto the gate area and see that a line about 200 people deep has already formed. You hug your wife and ask her to have a seat with the kids and proceed to the back of the line. It’s going to be a long wait. People are angry. They’re frustrated. Some are obnoxious and downright rude. But you take it all in stride (to the best of your ability, of course.)

It’s been 15 minutes and the line hasn’t moved an inch…… Continue reading

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Press 1 for….. Press 2 for…..

Honestly, I wonder how many times Thomas Edison thought of giving up when he was trying to invent the light bulb. The guy had tried and failed a couple thousand times. But he didn’t quit. He believed in himself and in his ability to achieve the desired result of his labor. Continue reading

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Talking ABSURD! Leadership with CU Broadcast’s Mike Lawson

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LazyTown? I Call Bulls***

Laziness is one of those culprits that can ruin an organization. And it’s not a fast-moving killer. Indeed the very nature of laziness is lethargic, snail’s pace, and glacier-like withering of progress. And it’s extremely contagious! Continue reading

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