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MY BUSINESS MUSE

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

One of my favorite speakers on leadership made a statement that I thoroughly disagree with. He stated in the context of problem-solving finite and infinite thinking that businesses can learn from the government the concept of infinite or long-term thinking. The problem...

October 23, 2019

Strongly held personal beliefs
Honesty is everything.
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Be humble in all things.

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The law of unintended consequences in decision making can never be forgotten.

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Company culture does...

October 23, 2019

My son has been struggling in robotics this year. After, two years of having a friend be a partner which turned out to be not the best kind of partner to have he decided to try to go it alone. Unfortunately, his strength is not the mechanical side of robotics but the s...

October 23, 2019

The lack of understanding of this quote is a very real issue in today's society. Experience is not gained in a classroom. Skills yes experience no. Take young people with skills and pair them with a leader who has experience and you have a winning team. Take young peop...

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. 

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