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6 Steps to Keeping your MVP

6 Steps to Keeping your MVP

No one trades an MVP.  This is one of my favorite phrases. I'm no sports buff per se, but it doesn't take a Bob Costas to understand this phrase in a real way.  What makes up a most valuable player? That's what I love about this. Whoever on the team is...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect.  How many times have we heard this?  As the youngest child of five I remember being a kid; I was always so eager to grow up and be independent. One day we were in a hurry (just as always because my parents are trying to get...

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Broken Window Theory

Broken Window Theory

Have you ever heard of the broken windows theory?  It's a criminological concept that suggests that civil discourse is encouraged by the sight of broken windows (and graffiti / excessive litter / etc.). The theory that just by seeing broken windows in buildings,...

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5 Measurable Costs of Hiring the Wrong Person

5 Measurable Costs of Hiring the Wrong Person

We talk a lot about hiring the right person for the job. We know that finding the correct cultural fit for your company is as important as the skills and experience a candidate may possess. What we don't talk about as often is what happens when you don't hire the...

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Why Small Businesses have more Control

Why Small Businesses have more Control

Over my years in experience across the multi facets of private sector as well as in government subcontracted positions, from HR to operations consulting, from team member to team lead, there's one constant: One Size Does Not Fit All. This is not a jeggings situation....

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Processes: In the Kitchen and the Office

Processes: In the Kitchen and the Office

As the youngest of five, my mother was always busy cooking for my four older brothers and I. My poor parents had four teenagers for over a decade. We (the locust, as my father lovingly refers to us) ate them out of house and home.  During this locust swarming...

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Peaches & Preferences

Peaches & Preferences

I think it was originally said by Dita Von Teese, "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world.. and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches". (spoiler alert: my Pop-Pop hates peaches and won't even try one because of the fuzz) I love this phrase...

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“Massive Action” Planning

“Massive Action” Planning

Lately, I've been hearing a lot of 'Massive Action' talk, but what does it all mean?  At the end of the day, massive action simply equates to doing what it takes to get what it is that you want, right?  I'll take it a step further and argue that Massive...

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Binning 101: The “Cheese Grater Theory”

Binning 101: The “Cheese Grater Theory”

Look - I'm not here to man bash, so let's pretend this is hypothetical (ahem - it's not!). I'll often buy cheese in bulk, because, well, we love cheese and I love frugality and cost effectiveness. I also find a sense of comfort in weekly tasks that help me prepare for...

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Visibility

Visibility

Have you ever seen a toddler cover their eyes in attempt to make themselves invisible to their audience? They believe that because they can't see you or the people around them, than the others, as a result, must not be able to see them. We, of course, know this is not...

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Joy in the Mundane

Joy in the Mundane

It's 2019 - life moves FAST. We're all so busy, juggling a million things- between work, home, social lives, family schedule, etc., who has time for the mundane? Unfortunately, the mundane is a necessary evil and fortunately, 2019 has some advantages in streamlining...

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