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The Founders’ Wisdom For Today

Our nation’s Declaration of Independence was framed and signed many years ago. A unanimous decision by fifty-six men taking the risk of being punished as traitors made it happen.   What powerful reminder is revealed yet today in that enduring language?   As you may enjoy a periodic reading of this document, pay attention to … Continue reading The Founders’ Wisdom For Today


It has a Name!

Think about the last time a bad work situation captured your attention: made you wish for ‘something different.’ What did you do?   According to research recently described on several radio programs, many of us likely did nothing. We did nothing different.   Instead, we likely let the many distractions we face every day and … Continue reading It has a Name!


The Path from Competence to Excellence

Recently in a thought-provoking article, Daniel Burrus describes techniques for growing from competence to excellence in one’s career (“Mastering the Art of Your Career,” Burrus Blog). At a key point in the article Burrus affirms, “The nonstandard educational method of developing intuitive insights coupled with creativity involves gleaning the best-kept secrets and most well honed, … Continue reading The Path from Competence to Excellence


Friction is Good

“Online life is so delicious because it is socializing with almost no friction.” So remarks David Brooks in a recent op-ed column in The New York Times. Mr. Brooks goes on to discuss differences between the online “cocktail party” environment and the “book club” environment of offline learning: the search for meaning, context, understanding and … Continue reading Friction is Good


Contractor or Employee? The Answer May Have Changed

“Independent contractor” is more narrowly defined according to a lengthy July 15, 2015, Department of Labor (DOL) interpretive memorandum. The narrower definition might change the previous classification of many workers from independent contractors to employees.   The DOL deemphasizes the degree to which a business controls an individual’s work and focuses instead on a six-factor … Continue reading Contractor or Employee? The Answer May Have Changed


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