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Leadership and Management: A More Productive Discussion

  Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.  ~Henry David Thoreau Flyfishing teaches me a lot about life, especially business life.  One of the lesson’s I relearn regularly in flyfishing, … Continue reading

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You Want to Talk or Fish?

One day a Game Warden drove up to a large pond and saw a man in a fishing boat out in the middle.  He stopped the car and decided to watch for a few minutes.  Just then the man in … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from Fly Fishing

It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.          ~John Steinbeck Trout are a lot like people; both predictable and highly unpredictable. The … Continue reading

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Character: Actions, Not Words . . .

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.  ~Cowboy Wisdom Fishing is definitely a solitary pastime.  Just you, the rod, line, fly and (hopefully) a big fish.  As a result there … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing . . .

“The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.”  ~Herber Hoover Every once in a while (far too infrequent I might add), I have the opportunity to take some time off away from consulting and … Continue reading

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Psst! . . . Want to Grow?

In 1881 The Galveston Daily News described the vested business interests in Galveston as behaving like “big fish in a small pond”, and the phrase has stuck in American literature ever since.  There is a lot to be said in favour of being … Continue reading

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River Currents and Productive Careers

I was watching a documentary the other evening about a stream clean up effort on the Raritan River in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Orvis. It was both uplifting and educational at the same time. Take a look: One of the facts … Continue reading

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