Archive for category: E-bits

Kick It Up

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December 13, 2011

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13 December 2011 “Yes, we know the pallet jack has a broken wheel, but we use it anyway,” say the workers looking at a huge gash in the beautiful epoxy floor. This month’s E-bits is your wake-up call, ”Intensity is a necessity.” I am your watchman raising the caution flag […]

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Why not deny?

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September 30, 2011

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30 September 2011 “People who don’t take ownership of their actions” is sited as the #1 co-worker irritant by 78% of the professionals responding to a recent LinkedIn poll of 17,000 professionals. Does that irritate you, too? Self-protection drives people to not own their actions. I wonder if this data […]

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The MUDA of non-productive payroll

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August 30, 2011

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30 August 2011 30—38% of revenue is a good rule of thumb for payroll according to Don Todrin, a specialist in solving business debt problems; as it climbs toward 50% the businesses are always in trouble. How well are your payroll dollars working for you? No less than six situations […]

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Change Agent Extinction

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July 26, 2011

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26 July 2011 No one steps up. The workshop is ending, the walls are covered with great charts guiding the way to the future, and no one makes a move to collect the charts or offers to call the next meeting or lead the effort. There is power in controlling […]

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Memorial Day Reflection

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May 30, 2011

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30 May 2011 Here in the States, tomorrow is a day to remember all the people who have served in the military, with special tribute to those who have given their lives protecting us. Words to reflect upon this day include: Duty Valor Honor Loyalty Commitment Be we so fortunate […]

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Kedging, Motivation and Lean

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April 30, 2011

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30 April 2011 Winter is over and it is time to kedge out; get into action. E-bits takes Daniel Pink’s thoughts on motivation and couples them with a sailing practice called “kedging” to create a one-two punch setting yourself up for success. Enter Bob Stauble. Bob is one of the […]

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ATTITUDE…reaping the results of what you sow

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April 29, 2011

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Enter, if you will, the “No victim zone” and explore the relationship between attitude and results. Four times this past week I have experienced the profound impact of attitude on a person‟s career and success. Attitude is worthy of our consideration. How many times have you heard someone say “that […]

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Finding Innovation at the Verge

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March 30, 2011

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30 March 2011 The recent issue of CFO magazine speaks to the continuing importance of cash management in this economy. Last week at the Young Entrepreneurs meeting people talked about underestimating how bad their worst-case scenario would be. There is still no time to “take a breath” in this economy. […]

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1-800-BAD BOSS…are you ready?

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February 8, 2011

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8 February 2011 Of particular interest to those of you in the United States, the Obama administration announced on December 13, 2010 a new partnership with the American Bar Association to give counsel to unresolved complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Family Medical Leave Act. Workers with […]

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Increase YOUR Value with Optimism

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January 31, 2011

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31 January 2011 And a Happy New Year to the ValueTree™ community. Here is the best gift I can give you for increasing YOUR value in 2011, six affirmations to open yourself to the possibilities of a new year. Cut this out and post it where you will see it, […]

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