Category Archives: Good Living

Boss-ing versus Leading

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Balancing focus, deep competence, and diversity

This post is nothing more than a pointer to an excellent article by Michael Simmons entitled, “People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research.” Click over there now and read it.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Simple: The national debt DOES matter; make legislators responsible

2018 interest expense on US national debt $174,800,239,416.18 $175B in interest alone…American economic and political hubris is a dangerous thing. If the American (nay, the global economy given how inter- and co-dependent we all are) economy never falters and continues … Continue reading

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Alternatives to morning radio

I commute to northern Virginia (NoVA) a couple of times per week.  I make this longer-than-ideal commute to preserve a small-town experience for my family AND a morning waterskiing habit for myself during the summer 🙂 Few things make me … Continue reading

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Turning employees into stark raving fans

A simple idea with difficult implementation.  Making your employees stark-raving fans.  The issue?  Leadership shortcomings.  The value of turning employees into fans can’t be better expressed than in this blog post from Tony Robbins: ARE YOU TREATING YOUR EMPLOYEES LIKE … Continue reading

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Some people were raised by wolves | Why we can’t have nice things

Yesterday was a sad day.  LLBean, the iconic Freeport Maine-based clothing company, had to amend its famous return policy: WHO DOES THIS?  Who thinks it is appropriate to go to a yard sale, buy a pair of used slippers and … Continue reading

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The importance of integrity

Most of what we do in life and business is done without legal or contractual cover.  In this wild majority of situations you are trading with your integrity.  Your integrity and the effect it has on your overall reputation is … Continue reading

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