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The Chattering Brain

July 27, 2021
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I had a friend who was in a bad romantic relationship. She lived near me, so we so saw each other all the time. For months it seems like every conversation would eventually circle back to her boyfriend. I listened day in and day out to her interpretations […]

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Mayor Mike Nutter on Leadership

June 1, 2021
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He was a 2-term Mayor of Philadelphia, the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is now a professor at Columbia University. He was kind enough to have a conversation with me about his experience leading Philadelphia out of a recession and a multi-million […]

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Favorite Things-Podcast Edition Summer 2021

May 18, 2021
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Now, for a special summer delight:

It’s been years since I did a favorite things post. But, as we slowly ebb into “normal” life, here are some of the podcasts I’ve been listening to. I listen while I…

Walk the dog (Arlo, yes that […]

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Measurement Madness

May 4, 2021
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There is a well-known saying that “what gets measured gets managed”.  Depending on your source, it was first said by either physicist Lord kelvin, or Peter Drucker.

It’s generally true. After all, if you plan to run a marathon, you start by finding out what distance […]

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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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When You Can’t Stop Finding Fault

March 30, 2021
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We all go through it. We are not appreciating and being sort of “objective” about a team-member or a friend. Instead suddenly everything they do is wrong and annoying. We can’t stop finding fault! Now what? It’s certainly not great for morals, or  a relationship […]

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What Do You Do For Work? Video

February 16, 2021
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We rarely think of the explicit behaviors that we perform to do our work. But they are critically important. Is it writing, talking, coding, planning? They are all different and require different things.

Do your colleagues understand what you do –and do you deeply understand what their work […]

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The Art of Getting Great Service

March 14, 2020
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We describe a service provider as either good or bad, caring or apathetic. And those qualities go to the heart of our own experiences of being served as positive or negative. For example, we wait a long time to be seated at a restaurant table, are provided a […]

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