Tag Archive for Perspective

Monkey Management

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

I recall reading this book early in my corporate career – and a recent comment brought it to mind, so I had to check it out of the library and review it;-)

What do you get when you take one writer whose philosophy is managing people well – in one minute increments, and team him up with another who compares life’s problems and issues with monkeys?

Ken Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr. and Hal Burrows team up to offer an insightful strategy for keeping everyone’s monkeys on their own shoulders.

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Something Lighter for Today

Balancing weighty thoughts

When was the last time you considered your weight?  How about your thoughts?

Is your excess getting in the way?

I’m developing a new program that will clear your head – and it’s just what you need!

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Putting the Pieces Together

A fascination with puzzles…

It might come as no surprise to readers that I’ve put together a fair number of puzzles in my time.

During a run the other week I started forming a “consolidated puzzle theory” of life – that whether we consciously think about it or not, our mind is sifting through all the pieces trying to get a glimpse of the complete picture.

Or rather – our mind ultimately “knows” what the completed picture looks like, and is fitting the individual pieces into their correct spot – to solve the puzzle.

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Connecting With Life

What itches should be scratched…

I have many goals in my life, some are small, some not so small, but I can’t say that I have a single life goal.

I’ve spent some time thinking about this and I’m certain that my main purpose in life is not to earn some money, and own a house and a car – even if I happen to do all three of these.

Do you live life with purpose?

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Last Run

Other people might be tired out…

Out on my skis this morning, I recalled back to times when I was in school, skiing with my brother. You see I wasn’t the fastest skier, or the most technical. But I enjoyed the opportunity to learn, ski, and get out with my older brother.

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