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Beyond Monochrome It’s a Different World

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Do you see everything in black and white? Is the light on or off? Is it day or night? Once we’ve moved beyond monochrome things quickly become much more subjective. In the mid-1980’s I was a computer programmer. Jokingly, I often ask people to not hold that against me. Largely, I loved my job. In

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Workplace Sharing Starts with Compromise

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Are you involved in workplace sharing? Do you negotiate for resources? Is everyone willing to share and compromise? When we don’t agree in the meeting, we may feel the correct path is to compromise. Many believe that compromise means you’re getting less, you’re breaking things into pieces and distributing only part of the whole. What

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Workplace Conspiracy Plan and Your Involvement

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Do you have harmful conflict in your workplace? Is someone throwing you into their workplace conspiracy plan? What is the drama floating around the office, in the breakroom, or on the plant floor? People are often consciously or subconsciously trying to get you involved. Should you? They ask you a question, target your emotions, and

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Repetitive Workplace Problems and Solving Them

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Problems always exist. In part, that is why we have supervisors and managers. Are you suffering from repetitive workplace problems? One aspect of leadership is that sometimes supervisors and managers think that they shouldn’t have any problems. The view is that more advanced roles are the luxurious ones. A place to get comfortable, relax, and

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Work Habits Help You Get Ahead

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Have you examined your work habits? Not the special things that happen once in a great while, but true habits? Society is often focused on the shiny object. The person with the highest score, the prettiest face, and the most notable position. Similar to how things often go in our workplace too. Chasing Shiny Objects

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Workplace Calamity Should Be Avoided

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Smooth sailing is what most people desire. Things are a lot more productive without workplace calamity. Are things going smooth? I believe it was Franklin D. Roosevelt who said, “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Of course, we can find a lot of metaphorical truth in that statement. Yet, what we typically try

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workplace impact

Workplace Impact Requires a Commitment

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Are you interested in workplace impact? Not just occupying a place and receiving a check, true impact? Many businesses measure their bottom line by simply comparing revenues and expenses. They can show you, “Here are our sales and our expenses.” Simple enough. Yet simple enough doesn’t define the organization. The culture defines the organization and

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Marketing Perspective and the Change You Seek

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Change is always happening. It is happening in front of you, of me, and your neighbors and friends. Is change somehow based on a marketing perspective? You’ve heard before that we all sell. Guess what? We all market too. We advertise what’s happening, what the direction is, and which path to follow. Not everyone agrees,

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What Will Be The Counter Shift?

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People everywhere often dream of, and some create, a shift. Is there a counter shift for every shift? In January 2014, I released my book, Pivot and Accelerate. It continues to sell because many of my clients are searching for additional thoughts as they pursue personal or professional change. One aspect of change that we

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Workplace Timelines Create Accountability

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It is often easy to shout out the timeline. Are workplace timelines creating accountability or hindering productivity? Depending on the work, timelines are either set or contingent upon availability or demand. Workplace Timelines Management sometimes sets the timeline. It may be based on historical performance, benchmark data, or even just management expectations. In other cases,

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