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My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker


October 23, 2019

I am listening to the Infinite Game audio book by Simon Sinek this morning and he finally gets to the responsibility of the employee. That is a subject that is not being taught to most young people in this country and subject I think needs to be a mandatory class in hi...

October 23, 2019

Pat was talking about three prominent local businesses closing in Manhattan. These are the keys to small business success in today's world listed in order of importance. In today's world for a small start-up to succeed timing, luck, skill. For an existing small busines...

October 23, 2019

I have been contemplating the issue of people in the workplace. Perhaps the largest issue I see is people are complex and companies do not want to deal with complex so their response is to try and turn people into processes that the company can break down and analyze o...

August 31, 2019

I had a gentleman come visit that is pretty frustrated with the direction the company he works for is heading. This is my advice.

Think about it this way. A lot of people look at it like they work for the company and the company is in control but you really don't work...

August 25, 2019

I like to read the comments on leadership books listed on amazon. I find recurring themes on the comments.

Complaining that the book contains nothing new. - My suggestion being the leadership books contain nothing new because there are grounding principals regarding lea...

August 25, 2019

Learning is an additive process. You don’t replace what you know with something new you add to what you know with something new. 

August 21, 2019

I wrote about the toxic work environment in my kid's workplace. The manager causing the toxic environment is leaving. I am not sure if he is being forced to leave or he just found other work. I am hoping he is being forced to leave from the standpoint that upper manage...

August 20, 2019

I don't care how many experts you have in your organization. Common sense has to rule the day. My Business Muse

August 17, 2019

As I sit at the computer to write my feelings and reflections on what the close to thirty six years of a labor of love means to me I get overwhelmed by the sheer variety of products manufactured by the shop and myself.

The shop succeeded in every way in its mission of m...

August 1, 2019

Examples of behavior exhibited by a manager, supervisor or lead that will get me angry enough to blow my top. I have zero tolerance for abusive "superiors". Cowards each and every one. It takes nothing to bully people afraid for their jobs.

1. Abusing the power of their...

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