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And what this means is

Whether you are presenting slides or sending out a dashboard to your Board of Directors, every single time you share numbers or graphs or a table, it’s your job to start with simply explaining “this is what this means.” Of … Continue reading

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

I’ve been a big fan of Atul Gawande ever since I read Complications, which is still one of my favorite books. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the … Continue reading

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In case you didn’t get my blog today

A couple of people mentioned to me that my blog posts have started ending up in their spam filters. Seth Godin explained better than I could what is going on here and what you can do about it (below). I … Continue reading

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15 ways you can reach me

Today a friend apologized to me for not seeing a Skype text I’d sent him last week (no problem). This got me thinking about the incoming communication tools that I have, all the ways people can reach me. Work email … Continue reading

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Tactics, tactics, tactics

“Tell me which lines to draw, which numbers to paint, which tool to use, which step comes next!” “Help me find all the small places I can adjust, without changing me.” No, no. Changing you intentions, changing your mental model, … Continue reading

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Daschund in the Wild

For no other reason than that we all need a laugh…a 30-second video I shot, with all due apologies to Allastair Fothergill and his team. (yes, that’s one of my two dogs, Stella.  And yes, that’s me narrating.  No idea … Continue reading

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Another Hero I’ve Never Met

I recently had a powerful conversation with a friend about humility and arrogance.  We talked about the danger and allure of arrogance, how blinding it is and how much it keeps us from seeing each other’s humanity. “Sometimes,” my friend … Continue reading

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