[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] Hey, fellow managers! It is February. If you're in the northern hemisphere, like I am, you're probably asking, "Will this yucky weather e-v-e-r end?" To cheer things up a bit, let's have a little fun. Here's a post where we can learn something, but not work toooo hard getting there. In my 5 Steps to … [Read more...] about 7th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Wrangle your paperwork!”
[If you prefer to listen, here's the audio.] Did you hear the one about the super-duper-best-thing-since-whatever aircraft? And the super-duper idea of outsourcing almost. everything. to. contractors? Oh, yeah. Good plan. Not. It’s called the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ads tell us it has – among other amenities – the largest windows of any jet and a … [Read more...] about Risk management disaster: DON’T follow the ‘Dreamliner’ example!
[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] Are you a student? Business owner? Shopper? Or maybe a lookin’-for-that-next-car(er)? :-> Do you need to capture online research and review it, later? Read on, and I’ll dazzle you with my awesomeness. Oh. Did I write that out loud? What I really mean is ... I’m hiding behind the fact this big, bad … [Read more...] about Capture an entire webpage. No scrolling!
Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] Whether you’re a business owner, a job seeker sending out résumés, or a writer trying to break into the ‘big time,’ you will appreciate this post. This information isn't hidden away in a vault. You don't need a government clearance to read it. But, sometimes ... we just ... miss something important. For … [Read more...] about “HOW did my file get so messed up?!”
[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] As business owners, we must wrangle our long-term goals and guide them safely into the corral if we want to succeed. Howzabout (I sometimes make up words) this as our example? Strategically expanding deep sea exploration while throwing in the RMS Titanic for good measure. Oh, yeah. The ultimate. And a … [Read more...] about ‘Titanic’ lessons on strategic management (and it’s not what you think!)
[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post, I promised to address two additional ways to keep our companies – and lives – on track: 6. Shutting the business down each week (Gasp!) 7. Wrangling our paperwork (Yay!) Today, let's learn this valuable-though-somewhat-painful lesson: The world can get along without us … [Read more...] about 6th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Shut it down!”