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AFTER ACTION REVIEWS

How’d work go? In the military, work involves engaging in the mission.  Soldiers practice for the event of war.  They strap on their equipment, go to the field, and simulate an encounter. The way the military “cements” learning and improvement is by conducting an “after action review.”  A review is a disciplined approach where four questions are asked. […]

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THE BEST WORK HARD

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions, the best players are the hardest workers.” – Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. I spent most of my youth getting by on talent.  I was big for my age.  It helped me athletically.  I could read and do the math, and that helped me get by in school, to […]

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SPEAK UP

I was visiting with a colleague recently who was telling me about some consulting work that he had been doing.  He had come across a firm that studies how ideas are developed and used within an organization.  One thing he shared that I have found to be true: The best ideas have nothing to do […]

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DISTINGUISHING YOURSELF THROUGH HARD WORK

“Focus on building a track record of success, and people will keep betting on you.” I was reading an article by Adam Bryant, a columnist from the New York Times.  For 10 years, he’s written a weekly column where he interviews a CEO and describes what he learns.  He is wrapping up this series and is moving […]

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