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Eight Times You MUST Reset Your Strategy

Last week I taught Strategic Thinking & Planning for Leaders at the UCLA Extension’s Technical Management Program, for the 65th time over the last 30+ years. My students were managers, group leaders, technologists, and project managers who kept me on my toes by asking provocative questions. One question was “when and how often should you update your …

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Reflect Back to Move Forward

The end of a calendar year is a natural time for personal reflection. It’s a process I do every year, as a way to celebrate victories, examine lessons learned, and gear up for the year to come. Each year the format varies. This year I journaled the answers to seven questions, perhaps you will do …

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Making 2018 Your Best Year Ever

Mark Twain reminds us that we should take our brains out once in a while and stomp on them up because they get all caked up. I’m a firm believer in the value of asking provocative questions each December to prepare for the next. Since this year is winding down, now is a great time …

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Your Assignment: Get Rejected

“You want us to do what?!” That’s what the forty engineers and IT experts in my Reinvent Yourself and Thrive course at UCLA Extension’s Technical Management Program said when I gave them their out-of-class assignment. Their homework was to make an unusual, strange, or ridiculous request of a total stranger where the odds of rejection were …

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Lets pop the cork – my first blog entry

This is my first post on this new blog, which still has the new car smell.   My commitment is to share my best management insights, lessons learned,  strategies for personal excellence, quirky humor, and more.  I realize that your most important resource is time, so will do my very best to honor you as a reader by …

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