Not much of an ability, in all reality. To err is human, after all. EVERYONE you have ever known or will know is wrong seemingly countless times in the course of their lives. I won’t get into the specifics of what “wrong” is as that’s a long philosophical journey which I haven’t seen the end of yet. [...]
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In all my work as a marketing professional, hindsight always shows the errors. The goofs, blunders and odd thinking that led to a piece of collateral, communication, meeting or pitch gone wrong. And they will continue to be.What causes all these follies?What causes otherwise rational folks to make what in retrospect seem like such implausible [...]
As of late I’ve been opting to have walking meetings to catch up with folks. I work in St. Paul with quick access to the skyway, walking outside in winter isn’t really that enjoyable, honestly, so doing a loop or two in doors is the norm.
I have to say that the walking meeting seems [...]
Meetings are a big deal in business. Some people really dislike them and see them as a waste of time. Some people spend most of their days in them. They can be collaborative environments of brainstorms, managerial discussions on decision making, tactical executions of pressing needs and more.
The meeting is the quintessential [...]
The last few days it’s been ever more clear to me how the need for leadership and fundamental execution of projects is so sorely needed in most organizations. When I say leadership, I mean taking charge of organization and meetings and getting everyone on the same page moving in one direction. Or even getting the [...]
In a recent review, I remarked how previously I’d always thought I was more of a visual person. The other person remarked how my style was more predicated on writing and words. It wasn’t to say that my visual ability was inhibited or anything of that sort, but that my propensity is naturally to [...]
As a continuation on the “Being the Best” post from a few days ago, I’d like to look briefly at internal competition. Internal competition is healthy to a certain extent as it can bring out the best in people who like competition or that want to perform given their surroundings, but it’s important to remember [...]
In the last few months I’ve been seeing a few questions about whether companies should embrace the idea of drastically fewer bosses, or even going without bosses altogether. I think Valve is a really great example here, though there technically is a “boss” in Gabe Newell, they are purposefully designed to be as flat as [...]
There’s an adage in business, whatever or wherever you work, your job is to make your boss look good. Or make your boss happy. I’ve heard both.If you’re not in business that might sound really odd. And it is. ”Make your boss look good” is almost never in a job description or how you’re actually [...]
Read a very interesting article on tech company obsolescence today. The basic gist of it is that web based companies are not “master of their own domain” due to the typical infrastructure that sprouts at the time of their start. The author then points out that these companies are part of three generations: web 1.0 companies [...]