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Christmas Countdown I

It’s going to be quiet Christmas here, as Angie went back east to visit her parents for the holidays.When she returns, we’ll head to Hawaii to celebrate the New Year with The Bangles. In the meantime, I’ll be hanging out in San Jose, working on some projects. At work, I’m

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It’s Venntastic I

I am unabashedly stealing from Jessica Hagy, so see go her site, Indexed… That said, Venn diagrams are a great visual communication tool, so I sat down a couple of weeks ago and exercised my brain by creating some. I love the saying, “Every villain is the hero of their

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Learning with the Primacy-Recency Curve

People who remember things aren’t just lucky.  They usually have strategies that help them remember. So carrying around a horseshoe probably won’t help you remember, unless it reminds you of the Primacy-Recency Curve. Like a horseshoe, the Primacy-Recency Curve is ‘U-shaped’. The Primacy-Recency Curve maps our retention of information over

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Five Finger Facilitation

Here’s one of my favorite facilitation strategies. It’s called “Five Finger Facilitation”. Trying to reach consensus with a team? I hang this image on a poster or draw it on a white board. And ask everyone to raise their hand and show their feelings. Sometimes, folks are arguing, when they

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Three Ways to Make Your Resume Get My Attention

Are you stressing over your resume? If you are, I have one tip for you.  Your resume should be a list of achievements – not a job description. Too often, I see bullet points that read:  Repaired High-Tech Equipment Led Project to Repair Broken Stuff Maintained Optimal Alignment of Customer

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Where Am I?

It’s one of my pet peeves of travel: ‘International’ hotel design. While I think it’s supposed to convey sophistication, it only implies a lack of imagination.When I wake up, I like to have some visual cues as to where the hell I am… but most hotels don’t give me those

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One Must Tear Off One’s Own Head..

It’s a doll revolution… Elvis Costello + The Bangles is a good thing.I’m rocking to “Doll Revolution” right now. We’re heading over to Honolulu right after Christmas to celebrate the New Year with Susanna and the Peterson Sisters – a little Manic Monday and Walking like an Egyptian while we

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Every Day a Surprise

I’m often asked, “What was the best part of living in Japan for 8 years?” I can’t possibly pick just one thing – so my stock answer is this: Every single day that we lived in Japan, we saw something – sometimes small, sometimes big – that we’d never seen

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Sales versus Purchasing – The PICOS Battleground

The last, but certainly not least, of hues values is “Offerings, not Products”.Sometimes, I jokingly refer to this value as “Selling Sucks” – sometimes, it’s not a joke. To be fair to salespeople, though, there are also times when purchasing sucks.Last night, I attended a short seminar on the PICOS

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Points of Power

Here’s another commonly used tool from my toolbox.Points of Power comes from Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler, and Laurence Hawkins’ “Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager“. It’s a useful concept and an exercise that I often use in my coaching sessions. This model defines five points of power: Position Power

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Pictures from Mexico

Angie at Playa Santa Maria The best of my photos from 10 days in Cabo San Lucas are now posted on my photo site at hues.smugmug.com. Click here to go straight to the Cabo photos. You’ll find surf, sand, sunsets, some skin, pelicans, turtles, a mission, ceviche, margaritas, turkey legs,

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Slow? No kidding…

Given the standards that people set each day, it’s pretty hard to do something so stupid as to impress me. However, one of my neighbors has managed to do so. As I drive home from work today, in heavy commuting traffic, the sun sets. I pull into our housing complex

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Let’s Stop Meeting Like This – Information vs. Action

I’ve been keeping a list of activities that strengthen me and activities that weaken me. At the top of the list of things that weaken me is the word “meetings“. I did a quick thesaurus check for ‘meeting’ and found: conference, assembly, summit, seminar, consultation, get-together, gathering, convention, and board (bored)

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Losing Flow…

from www.ebl.org/flow_original.gif I’m auditing a sales course today and learning a lot. Unfortunately, I’m not learning about sales. Instead, I’m learning about flow… and how to lose it. Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi identified ‘Flow’ as the happy place where challenge and skill reach an equilibrium. As your skills grow, the challenge should

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Five Great Quotes about Presenting

Here are some of my favorites: “It’s not about having a ‘good story’, there is no such thing – stories are simply good or bad in the telling.”~ that presentation sensation by martin conradi and richard hall “The only reason to give a speech is to change the world”~ John

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals follows Mickey, a new employee, on his journey from SMART to SMART as Hell. In this fast paced comic book by award-winning author Glenn Hughes, you’ll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss Amy, by getting clarity around his

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Do your goals lack punch? Are you struggling for the motivation to realize your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could get a nice pat on the back AND a good kick in the butt? SMART as Hell Advice is your antidote. In this book, award-winning goal expert Glenn Hughes gathers

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Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation?  Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants

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