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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Is your effort worth the outcome? Is the juice worth the squeeze? I am not sure when I first heard that phrase. I am sure it was in some conference room working through a new process or related to a project. But the phrase has always stuck with me. Is the effort worth...

Win the battle.  Win the War.

Win the battle. Win the War.

My son is home this week. He is on the coaching staff of a Division 1 men’s basketball team. Sadly they lost during this past weekend’s playoff tourney in the third round but they had an incredible season. I asked him at dinner what the head coach says to the team at...

The Art of Saying Thank You

The Art of Saying Thank You

Another tidbit from the “I learned it from my parents” category is the word thank you. Good ole Merriam-Webster’s definition is “a polite expression of one’s gratitude” or “something that you give or do to show thanks.” My mother has made saying thank you an art form....

How to Move Your Career Forward After a Layoff

How to Move Your Career Forward After a Layoff

You’ve been laid off, furloughed, down-sized, right-sized or terminated. It doesn’t matter what the word is as it all feels the same…devastating. We've been there and it is no fun. Even those furloughed are not guaranteed to walk back into the door of their employer....

First Impressions

First Impressions

I had my own aha moment today. My parents instilled in me early on that first impressions are important and certainly critical in the business world. We’ve all heard this, right? Teachers and career counselors all preach this. My father, along with a very stern...