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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Foot Loose!

Like many of you, I belong to a number of social networks. I logged into my Linked-in account this morning and saw that one of my connections is directly linked to Kevin Bacon. I am as skeptical as the next guy so when I saw this I thought, “Oh, this must be a computer programmer […]

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Practice Management

That's it. I'm done. I can no longer deal with my physician's office. He may be a great Doctor, but that still doesn't justify how poorly he manages his practice. It's one thing never to answer your phones. It is another to keep your patients waiting unnecessarily, while people who have come in after you […]

Posted in Customer satisfaction

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Read this Only if you are Interested in Interested in Increasing Productivity Exponentially

In an earlier post I wrote about Face Time at work. I received comments telling me this idea won’t work for most employers. Some of you still believe people work best with structure. I respectfully disagree. If a retail organization can figure out how to make this work http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2008/05/21/no-schedules-no-meetings-enter-best-buys-rowe-part-1/ then surely firms composed of Harvard […]

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There is More to Life Than Millennials

You wouldn't know it, but there are other workers in organizations besides the millennials. BNET just released an entire report on this subject.  http://www.bnet.com/2436-13059_23-202082.html?tag=homeCar . I am all for education and awareness, but not at the expense of the other workers in the workplace. The group I feel most sorry for are the Gen X-ers. They […]

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Our People are Our Most Important Asset…Not!

If your people were really your most important asset you wouldn’t have to keep telling everyone. "Our people are our most important asset" is probably one of the most overused phrases I have ever heard. I just did a Google search and this phrase came up 17,100 times! Can you even name 10 companies where […]

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Now That’s What I Call an Internship!

This morning’s Boston Globe has an article on "CEO Intern." Article on summer interns taking over. CEO Pete Paulin of Decatur, Ill. based 300 Below Inc., a private industrial cryogenics processing firm is turning over the reigns of his company to five interns for eight weeks this summer. The experiment is supposed to be for […]

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Praying for grass to grow

Okay. I will admit it. For years I have ignored our lawn. This year our lawn has decided to strike back.  Blades of grass have been replaced with mounds of dirt. I’m told that I can get my old lawn back by watering my newly seeded lawn twice daily. I will believe it when I […]

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“Take Your Parents to Work Day”

Remember when "Take your Daughter to Work Day was all the big rage?"  Now it is so nineties.  The trend today is "Take Your Parents to Work Day."  Before you dismiss this idea as a passing trend, consider the following: The Millennials are connected generation in more ways than one.  Many still live under their […]

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Why Face Time Should be Eliminated

I had the most productive day today, even though I was in my office for a very brief period of time. I organized my time so that I could accomplish key items on my to-do-list. I then rewarded myself with permission to take time to smell my newly seeded lawn. I recall many a day, […]

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If We Are in a Recession Then Why all the Help Wanted Signs?

The headlines everyday includes another company laying off half of it’s staff. If you believe all the doom and gloom then you may be one of the many people who have simply stopped looking for work. Are we really in a recession or is this simply a way to sell newspapers? I was in Schenectedy, […]

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