Category Archives: Elephants

Good, Bad, and the Ugly

There is no doubt that the internet has changed the way we live work and play. Growing up, the reference walls in the school or public libraries were lined with encyclopedias and other reference materials.  Encyclopedias were sold door-to-door and … Continue reading

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The Reason to Change

Doing self-employment training and support, I often hear, “I only want to be small”, or “I don’t use technology in the business, so it won’t impact my business”, or “I don’t need to put in training money because I’m experienced”. … Continue reading

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Appreciation for the Story

I was reminded last night of the importance of listening to someone’s story before making up one of your own.  Over my lifetime I have developed a deep appreciation for music, music of all genres.  That is, except for rap.  … Continue reading

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A Culture of Learning

What have your employees learned today? What nugget will they take away today that will make them more effective tomorrow, or better equipped to handle the pace? Will it be technical, giving them new skill to add to their storehouse, … Continue reading

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Puzzling World

We live in a world of contradictions.  We are repeatedly told that stress is a killer, but we fall victim to it in all of our interactions. I was at a forum today where it was mostly managers or executives.  … Continue reading

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Damn Millennials!

“The children now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt of authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”  This quote was from Socrates’ writings more than 2000 years ago. The more things change the … Continue reading

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disABILITY

We are sometimes blinded by what we see or our perceptions of who people are.  We consciously or subconsciously measure their abilities by what we see or hear.  That is not who they are. Physical or mental issues can set … Continue reading

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