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Looking Back on 2021

I wrote a blog in January 2021, titled “A New Year’s Resolution: Building Stronger Relationships” and thought it would be appropriate to look back at how I fared.  Here is my assessment. From January 2021:  What if we all focus our energies in 2021 on...

Think…Differently

As a young IBM sales trainee, more years ago than I would like to admit, we were introduced to the THINK slogan which was even painted on the steps inside the training facility in Endicott, NY. Here is a brief history from Wikipedia: The “THINK” slogan was...

Avoiding an In Extremis Situation

If you have been in the Navy, Merchant Marine, or an airplane pilot, you are familiar with the term “in extremis.” It is a Latin phrase meaning “in the farthest reaches” or “at the point of death.” Simply put it means that you are now in a...

Change is Uncomfortable

Whether in business, sports, government, not for profit or other industries, executives and individuals are constantly pushing themselves and their organizations to get better. Is that just a human trait or do some people just have a need to not rest on their laurels?...

Before and After

We are used to “before and after” pictures, videos, or statistics in our personal and work lives. None is more visual than the weight loss images that are ubiquitous in January, when New Year’s resolutions are being made, and in late Spring as preparations are being...