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. ( 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 or Irving Berlin’s lyrics from “White Christmas” 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! 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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