Monthly Archives: October 2010

His Other Voice

An inspirational story based on the life of Roger Ebert. He sets an example of courage and optimism.

Discipline: The One Quality You Can’t Succeed Without

Instant gratification.  Play before you pay.  Wanting everything and wanting it now. These are the anthems of North Americans in the twenty-first century.  It has led to a generation of impatient workers and a per capita debt load never before seen.  I think there is another price that is not often discussed: the lack of commitment to stretch goals. […]

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Living Your Brand

Living a life of alignment starts with knowing what you stand for. It’s knowing who you are and directing your interactions so as to influence how others experience you. There’s no hype in living your true brand.

Are you a social media lurker?

Lurkers enjoy social networking sites yet do all they can to remain anonymous. Read my top reasons why you might not want to be a stealth networker. Warning: This post may persuade you to decloak.

Margin Squeeze – Are You in a Race to the Bottom?

Pricing concessions are the first step toward commoditization and margin squeeze. The problem with commoditization is it leaves little room for differentiation or innovation. How prepared are you?

When “Making It” Is a Moving Target

With the pressures and challenges of the economy many people have had to redefine and realign financial and career goals. Here are 4 tips to keep you motivated and moving forward.

Skilled trades – Who knew?

Did you know that skilled trades workers average 3.1% higher income when compared with all other professions? That’s just one reason to make skilled trades part of any career conversation with young people and those considering a career change.

Sign in Milwaukee airport

Recombobulation Area

It takes the average woman 30 minutes to get dressed. Then we hit airport security and have to undo and redo it all in 2.5 minutes flat – all the while clutching a boarding pass and hawkishly watching for items as they come through the xray machine. One kind airport is making this just a little easier for us all.

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