Tag Archives: personal development

Backward Planning: The Second Important Life Skill

You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow. In my previous post I introduced the importance of habits and life skills that should be learned at an early age. And believe me, learning good habits is … 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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The Best Investment . . .

My father began his career as a teacher, then became a Principal (Head Master) and later the Superintendent of Schools for a county in California.  He was an educator all his life and believed in education.  But he was definitely … Continue reading

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Slow Down, Reflect and Learn . . .

Experience isn’t the best teacher, it is the only teacher.  ~Albert Schweitzer This is one of my favourite and useful quotes.  I strongly believe, especially in the world of business consulting, that too many young consultants are giving advice based … Continue reading

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Same Ol’ Tom? . . .

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy  Highly motivated business executives and managers tend to work hard as they climb the corporate ladder, accepting more and more responsibility as the progress.  They learn everything they can about … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture, Professionalism and the Conundrum of Subcultures

Conundrum:  (noun) a confusing or difficult problem or question. In my last blog post, The Illusion of Corporate Culture, Part 2, I focused on why I believe there is no one single corporate culture in an organization, but instead culture … Continue reading

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Wisdom From My Daughter . . .

(I wrote this post three years ago, but the wisdom of children is timeless.  Feel free to pass it to others who might need a gentle nudge and reminder! Besides, Valentine’s Day is coming.) My young daughter sensed that I … Continue reading

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