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In today’s fast-paced working environment, teams cannot afford the luxury of spending their precious time simply “sharing information.”  Rather, teams should spend their valuable time DOING something with that information, such as reacting, clarifying, discussing, agreeing, or disagreeing on how … Continue reading

My National Speakers Association colleague, Beth Terry, CSP, sent me an interesting color visual presentation on the changing monthly unemployment demographic in the United States since 2007 – county-by county.  Amazing and scary.  Check out this 36 second video here.

Have you ever sat through a boring, non-productive, out of focus, “I’m wasting my time here” meeting?  If you have, you may be part of the problem.  Stop whining about the situation and do something to make your team meeting … Continue reading

There’s a great article in the NY Times about the use and abuse of PowerPoint in the military.  As a retired Coastie, I completely empathize, although I think PowerPoint has run rampant as an excuse to spoon feed people who … Continue reading