Tabitha’s Management Methods

September 26, 2011

I know NOTHING about hair dressing. What I do know is about management and Bravo’s “Tabitha’s Salon Takeover” is about management problems and solutions. I highly encourage you to watch a couple of episodes. Fair warning – it is addictive – like watching an accident. One aspect that I find repeatedly fascinating about reality help […]

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Get outside locally to recharge! Georges Island – Boston Harbor Islands

September 18, 2011

It is not a secret that I LOVE the US National Park system. If you have not been to one and you live in the USA plan your visit with friends or family soon! This week I went to a National Recreational Area – Boston Harbor Islands. Specifically I went to Georges Island, site of […]

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Cesar Millan’s Management Model

September 16, 2011

If you have no seen the National Geographic’s cable program “Dog Whisperer” you have missed not only a real treat but a way of rethinking about managing ourselves. (http://www.cesarsway.com) The show’s host is long time dog trainer Cesar Millan. It may SEEM like the show is about proper dog management. But really what the host […]

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Eating out Healthy – JP Seafood Café

September 10, 2011

People who travel and are health conscious have extra troubles in many places – not here in Boston. We also have plenty of fried food and triple layers cheeseburgers with gigantic sides of fries too, no worries. But if you are trying to live a more healthy life this is a great place to eat […]

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Not feeling motivated?

September 9, 2011

Do I have to sing “Count Your Blessings” for you? Either the Johnson Oatman, Jr. Thanksgiving Hymn http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Count_Your_Blessings/ or Irving Berlin’s lyrics from “White Christmas” http://www.mathematik.uni-ulm.de/paul/lyrics/bingcrosby/county~1.html will work fine. Both encourage remembering that focusing on the positive is a better use of your time. Oatman’s version was written in 1897 and Berlin’s was from 1954. […]

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Lucille Ball Businesswoman Extraordinaire

August 5, 2011

August 6 will bring Lucille Ball’s 100 birthday. WHY do I bring her up now? Because she was a successful TV executive when women were as rare as hen’s teeth in the field. Some might argue we still are underrepresented. Name a TV award – she earned just about every one in a career that […]

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Get what you want?

June 21, 2011

Remember January when it was freezing and you were setting goals for 2011? Get them out! Time for a review. NO blaming! This is too important to get mad about unless that drives you to make improvements. Quick – are you on track with financial, professional and personal goals? Can’t tell quickly? Time to set […]

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Old School Dads

June 19, 2011

Marion Maxwell Waters was an “old-school dad.” He taught me lots of useful things through observation and discussion. Here are three of my favorite lessons from Dad: 1. “Don’t aggravate your mother.” He knew this was a lose-lose situation. My mother, Leila, was not a person to be trifled with in some areas. At other […]

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“Green Lantern”

June 18, 2011

Is GL a Biz movie – you bet! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1133985/ There is a lot of parental-adult child angst about family relationships and business in this movie. Is now a good time to confess to being a cartoon fan? I used to borrow them from my brother Kevin when I was a kid. He had a good […]

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Wednesday Wisdom – Why are you here?

June 15, 2011

Have you considered that your purpose in life may have nothing to do with how you earn a living? Money and meaning are not the same. Lifetime motivation is not always tied to work. Some folks love gardening but have no desire to earn a living from it. We just want to play in the […]

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