JULY 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: The best boss I ever worked for was so good because… How does that relate to how you manage people today?

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The best boss I ever worked for was so good because …  How does that relate to how you manage people today? 1. I worked as a bar manager in college.  The owner was so good because he cared.  We had some great late-night conversations that went well into the wee hours of the morning.  He was interested and he

Be Steady

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My nephew Charlie is 28, smart as a whip and autistic.  He lives with his brother James.  When life throws him a curve-ball and his schedule is disrupted, he becomes agitated, out of sorts and hard to communicate with.  Last week, the family returned from a long-anticipated vacation.  They have had to self-quarantine.  Charlie is consumed with worry about the

Are You On A Knife Edge?

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Recently, I heard an entrepreneur use a term I had not heard before: She said she felt like she was on a knife-edge as she was growing her business. A knife edge is a situation where nobody knows whether something good or bad is going to happen next.  The company could fail at any moment.

Spend Your Time On Things That Matter Most

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In Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells the story of his wife chairing an important hospital fundraiser.  Combining a busy family and chairing the committee were overwhelming her.  She started calling her friends to help.  Her best friend listened to her request and replied, “I’d love to help you out, but I promised my family that I wouldn’t take