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How To Survive Meaningless Metrics

How To Survive Meaningless Metrics

We all take part in a form of employee monitoring, as we have experienced the dawn of the digital age. Whether you are recording keystrokes, reviewing chat records, monitoring calls or reviewing conversion rates, you’ve derived meaning and based decisions on data points. You’ve likely constructed a quantifiable assessment of your personnel, but could your metrics…

My Lawn Boy VS. The Average Sales Team

My Lawn Boy VS. The Average Sales Team

As the day grew bright on the morning of my little boy’s birthday, I spent an extra twenty minutes drinking coffee in bed and sampling gluten-free coffee cakes with a serene sense of peace about the party. I had hired Martha Stewart to hand craft custom party favors, banners and table settings. A local farm was…

The Job I Will Always Have

The Job I Will Always Have

This was originally posted on my blog about 6 years ago. Things have changed a lot since I wrote this, but I will share it anyway in case it helps someone living a life similar to what mine was at this time. Sending my love to all the parents doing the best they can to…

Mona Lisa, more paparazzi than Kim K…
Do we have anything in common?

Do we have anything in common?

When you put your hair in a ponytail and leave your house wearing gym clothes, you can pass as health conscious. You might even pass as productive if you can really sell the idea that you went running. Running? Darn it, I’m not sweaty and I’m wearing flip flops… Yoga, I meant I did TONS…

Business in Black Rock City: Best Practices of the Playa

Business in Black Rock City: Best Practices of the Playa

At first there were wild horses, then there were Indian tribes…but beyond the last turn, loosely marked by a dusty sign there was nothing but sand and sky.  The horizon line was low.  Most of the view was blue, then amber and finally black. This night was void of stars, void of warmth and void…

5 Fears to Consider and Conquer as Your Business Grows

5 Fears to Consider and Conquer as Your Business Grows

Experiencing your efforts morph from big dreams to big rewards and finally equate to success, is something more satisfying than a beach-side sunset.  If you are a company experiencing rapid growth, it means you’ve been working incredibly hard.  You have a likable product or service and you are likely a step ahead of your competitors…

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