Please Don’t Endorse Me

“Does Mark know about leadership” (yes it say so on his LinkedIn description) or “Does Susan know about public relations” Duh, she heads up Susan’s Public Relations. I feel somewhat obligated to reciprocate since folks are being so kind to me and since LinkedIn has made it so darn simple to be an endorser, but I’ve decided that I don’t want to cheapen my own recommendation index by throwing out random “atta boys and girls” just because LinkeIn has made...

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Do You Overuse?

lead to all kinds of injuries that require time off and perhaps even finding a new way to run. Consider the senior executive I was working with recently who had a high “drive for results”. He was beloved by his bosses and peers since he was able to get so much done on his numerous projects. He was not only committed to high performance but also insisted they be done with speed and accuracy. As he was so successful, he...

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“Bonjour, Hello”

However it was great to see that everywhere we went after my perfunctory, “bonjour” and “parlez-vous anglais”, we were able to engage in easily understood english so much so that I wanted to try out some of my college French only to be told that it would be easier if we spoke in English…OK…c’est la vie. Among the great restaurants, interesting museums and delightful cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, the highlight of our trip was our visit to Jardin Botanique....

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It's All About This

But a strange thing happened the day before the hard work and diligent efforts came to a culmination on Friday night. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential candidate came to town and pronounced that there were “disconcerting” elements that had creeped into the Olympic proceedings, suggesting that London was not quite ready for prime time. Governor Romney probably had the credentials to make that statement given his work as CEO at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah but perhaps failed...

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