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Book Review: Leadership and Self Deception (getting out of the box), The Arbinger Institute,(Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc) This book promises to change lives and organizations. It works from the idea that we are (often) flawed in our decision making processes because of our past personal exper...
In my efforts to know this beautiful country, I initiate conversations with visitors to Utah. I will ask, like last evening: "So you are from Iowa. What happens there?" "Not much" is the usual reply. However the resulting conversation after friendly chiding usually produces a person who is proud ...
Where in the world would I be without her? Most of us have someone special in our lives. someone who tolerates our lifestyle, supports our occupation, cares for us without real recompense and is there when we need them (oh so often), in good times and in hard. In my case it is my wife Christie. ...
After some doing, with appropriate encouragement, on my ActiveRain blog, I am now tackling the ActiveRain University classes. The classes indicate very quickly where I am short on knowledge - I find them very helpful. Because classes are repeated I will have no excuse for anything but improvement...
In line with my ideal that "sleep is an optional extra" and that if I am awake I may as well be up and doing I offer lines from "The Nightmare Song" (Iolanthe, WS Gilbert) to cheer you along if you happen to aslo be awake this 3:30am (Mountain) You’re a regular wreck, with a crick in your neck, ...
I protect my daily prospecting time. If I do not prospect, then I do not have (potential) business. If I am erratic, I have a long time between paydays. As a male, I have not been noted for multi-tasking, but I am getting better I know that nobody got up this morning thinking "I must ring Larry t...
Expectations of up to 30" snow in the mountains, with significant amounts already, we are expecting snow to reach the Salt Lake Valley floor (4500') overnight. Park City had its streets bladed this morning to clear overnight falls. Two local housefires last night were attributed to uncareful use ...
Smiling commercials on television would have you believe that obtaining vehicular insurance is a swimmingly easy procedure. It may well be so for most: not so for me, as I seem to bring out life's challenges at every turn. My wife's Buick presented no problem,as long as she, not me, is the driver...
Mastery - the keys to success and long term fulfilment by George Leonard, Plume. Mastery is a collection of essays originally published in Esquire in its feature "Ultimate fitness". Leonard writes from the perspective of his journey in the mastery of Aikido. Nevertheless, its comments have a more...