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You have the right to remain … a lousy boss!

Every time I see a new article or blog post lecturing on the characteristics of what makes a great leader, I think the same thing ... Do the masses really believe the majority of business leaders are oblivious to the facts that they should ... be transparent, empower as opposed to micromanage, focus on employee strengths instead of weaknesses, build trust, offer recognition, and follow…
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Cronyism, Phony-ism and Blasphemy

If you could live forever would you really want to? My first thought is where do I sign ... everlasting youth with massive wealth and power sounds pretty nice, but after further consideration spending eternity on earth would be tantamount to being condemned to hell. Don't get me wrong, I would never grow tired of the breathtaking beauty and natural wonders of…
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The Worst Things Money Can Buy

As we rapidly advance through the holiday season, I'm wondering how the retail sales numbers for Black Friday will be this year. With our national debt at all-time highs and our economy in the midst of a recovery, one would think holiday sales figures would be stagnant year-over-year (yoy) or possibly face a steep decline. Unfortunately, that's rational…
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Analyze This: The Lasting Impression of a Great Professor

In my book, Welcome to the Big Leagues, I mentioned a little about the glory days of attending graduate school at the University of San Francisco (USF), and how that experience has forever bettered my life. When I reflect on this period, a past nearly 15 years ago, many great things come to mind. I'm reminded of my ambition,…
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The Hypocrisy of Celebrity Activists and Donkey Cheese

America has become best known as a melting pot, welcoming people from many different countries, races, and religions, all hoping to find freedom, new opportunities, and a better way of life. Unfortunately, when things melt together they don't always blend tastefully. If you need a visual consider cheeses; where some are sweet, savory, and even stinky.…
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The fine line between deceive and achieve

Many believe there's a thin line between love and hate. Personally, I'm still on the fence and somewhat baffled by this depiction. Love and hate are two emotionally charged words that are polar opposites. However, since both feelings involve a great deal of passion, and passion is said to borderline insanity, I guess it's no stretch to see a line drawn.…
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Two steps and one leap towards greatness

Before we discuss how to become great, let's define what it means to be great. Greatness is that heightened sense, feeling and state of superiority that allows us to believe our actions, talents and abilities are better than those of most others. There are many books and videos on the market promising to teach us how to…
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Failure To Thrive

Many doctors use the term failure to thrive (FTT), to describe a state of decline in elderly patients, which could be brought on by chronic diseases or functional impairments. Manifestations of this condition include weight loss, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, and inactivity. The most prevalent syndromes and predictive adverse outcomes of patients with FTT include: Reduced Physical Function,…
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America Leaps Into The ‘Stoned’ Age

Since last December, when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos surprised Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes with the futuristic plan of air-delivering packages door-to-door by drones, the debate and controversy was quick to spread across America. While most were tormented over the alleged invasion of privacy, I was reminded of another, less attractive, definition of the word drone that continues to plague America (drone: a…
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Bill O’Reilly, Take Him or Leave Him?

Every so often I enjoy blogging about people who interest me and knew it would only be a matter of time before mentioning the conspicuous, and mildly eccentric, Bill O'Reilly, cable television's greatest political commentator. My first memories of Bill date back to shortly after graduating high school, when I watched him as a host on a new…
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