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Leaders Lame Lexicon

Posted by Randy Boek on April 08, 2014

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Employee empowerment, a phrase that is firmly in the current leadership lexicon. It’s lame and the irony in the phrase brings a smile, or maybe it’s more of a smirk. “To prepare and free the worker to perform is the job of management,” according to Dr. Peter Drucker who we know as The Father of Modern [...]

Apr

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Mirror mirror on the wall

Posted by Randy Boek on April 02, 2014

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Most of us have heard of The Mirror Test. It was developed in 1970 by Gordon Gallup based on Charles Darwin’s work with a mirror and apes at a zoo. The intent was to understand if an animal could recognize its reflection as an image of itself. Self-awareness. It is a characteristic of the best [...]

Mar

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What is Time Management?

Posted by Randy Boek on March 27, 2014

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There are a few simple rules of time management, and one of the most important ones is multitasking.  If you have to tell three different people the same thing – get them together and say it once.  If you have to visit one floor of your building to check in on reports, check all the [...]

Mar

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What is Effective Project Management?

Posted by Randy Boek on March 20, 2014

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Effective project management is imperative to a successful company or corporation. To be effective as a project manager, one must be skilled in several different project management aspects. Some of those include client communication, cost, schedule, effort and more. When the project manager is able to effectively handle these different aspects, the project will be [...]

Mar

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Someone – Team of Strangers

Posted by Randy Boek on March 11, 2014

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While on a road trip, we were at the scene of an automobile accident as it happened. On the freeway 70 MPH. Potentially catastrophic but not. All who were not involved but there stopped. Three lanes of 70MPH traffic was stopped. Several of us helped the driver out of the overturned SUV. Someone rescued his [...]