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Peering Into Fuzzy Crystal Balls

The Department of Labor (DOL) is busy reviewing over 290,000 public comments submitted on proposed key changes to the regulations defining exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Good for business leaders who made their opinions known: whether in support or contention. Experts agree that change will come, as this issue has the focused … Continue reading Peering Into Fuzzy Crystal Balls


Sprinkling and Dunking

Of the many reports and research articles I have read over the years, some findings stay with me and form a baseline from which ideas can spring.  I don’t propose here to repeat the research or even to assure that I’ve stated findings precisely.  Nonetheless, there are opportunities to learn.   Apparently, a habit “comes … Continue reading Sprinkling and Dunking


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