Lessons learned

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s Epic Goodbye

September 28, 2013
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Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO goodbye speech

Microsoft CEO, 57-year old Steve Ballmer, was visibly emotional as he said goodbye to the 13,000 employees of the company that made him a billionaire. The 6’5″ hulk of man screeched “you work for the greatest company in the world” to roaring applause and screams of “we love you”, from the audience. Appointed in 2000,…

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[Audio] 10 Great Ways to Become a Winner at Work

April 8, 2013
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It’s Monday again… groan! You don’t have to dread the start of each new work week. Here’s an audio file version of my earlier post, 10 Great Ways to Be a Winner in the Workplace. It’s a bit less than 10 minutes long. Have a listen, and let me know what you think in ……

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10 Great Ways to Rise Above Office Politics and Be a Winner in the Workplace

March 25, 2013
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itsyourjobthatsucks

It’s Monday again, groan… This is the exasperated refrain that can be heard around the world, in every language at the start of each new work week. In the photo of street graffiti above, we are cheekily chided: “Mondays aren’t so bad, it’s your job that sucks.” In a typical case of “it’s funny because…

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11 Tips for Brand New Senior Managers

March 19, 2013
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Madeittothetop

You’ve finally gotten the promotion you’ve dreamed of. You’re finally in charge. Being the new corporate head, division chief or general manager will be harder than you could have imagined. Here are ten tips to help you negotiate this unknown territory and remain grounded, while achieving the results you can be proud of. 1. Check Your Ego at…

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Love Hurts?

November 19, 2012
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love hurts

Love hurts. Love scars. Love wounds and mars. Ooh ooh. Love hurts. ~Beverley Ross and Neil Fredericks, performed by ‘Nazareth’ Rejected by Cyberspace Many years ago, newly single, I tried to sign up for an online dating service. The television commercial boasted the site’s ability to find “soul mates” for its members based on “29 ……

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Leadership Lessons: Small Things Go A Long Way

September 8, 2012
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value board

Since most of us aren’t independently wealthy, we work in order to pay the bills and make steps toward building a secure financial future. If we are to do truly great work, however, we must feel both inspired and appreciated. That’s the really tough part. As the leader of a company, I spend a great deal of…

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The Battle of The Bulge: Why Carbohydrates Matter

September 2, 2012
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the battle of the bulge

My Story In early 2003, I was in my late twenties. I gained six pounds as a result of the increased appetite that had accompanied a course of medication. At 140 pounds, I was heavier than I had ever been. While I was not officially overweight for my 5’6″ frame, I felt sluggish, had trouble…

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What’s Your Mindset?

August 21, 2012
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success-failure-sign1

“I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures. I divide the world into the learners and non-learners.” -Benjamin Barber August 2012: at the company I worked with, it was the time of year when budgets were being set and financial projections established for the fiscal year…

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Today I’m Inspired by: Alice Herz-Sommer

April 15, 2012
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Alice Herz Sommer

The oldest living Holocaust survivor At 108 years old, Alice Herz-Sommer is both the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor and the world’s oldest concert pianist. She was eight years old when the Titanic sank, saw the start and end of the first world war, survived the atrocities of the Nazi prison camps, outlived her mother, husband…

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Today I Stand In Awe

February 12, 2012
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In Awe of Whitney Houston

In the hours since the breaking news of Whitney Houston‘s passing, I have seen a range of reactions. There have been expressions of shock and genuine grief from her myriad fans. There have also been reactions of a less supportive nature. Some have expressed confusion and disgust at the outpouring of sorrow. Art, music ……

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Nice Smart People Succeed

February 5, 2012
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NSPS - Nice Smart People Succed

In January 2012 at the first weekly team meeting, I sat with my management team to outline plans for the new year ahead. Although this date did not coincide with our fiscal year end, the start of the calendar year always naturally brings with it an opportunity for resolutions and for renewal. I asked them…

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5 Ways to Make Eating Healthier a Habit

January 15, 2012
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Unhealthy Carbohydrates

Half way through the first month of each new year, many of the well-meaning resolutions we make to eat healthier and lose weight have all but faded away. We all want better lives, but changing ourselves requires changing our bad habits, and developing new good ones. Can You Pinch an Inch? Stand in front of…

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