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Auspicious August for Women

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                August was an exciting breakthrough month for women in many areas. Olympics: Every participating country had at least one woman on its team. For the first time in Olympic history, there were … Continue reading

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Preseason 2012: What We Can Learn

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Last year at this time, I wrote a blog called “My Love/Hate Relationship with NFL Preseason Football.”  And it’s that happy time of year again and I still feel pretty much the same way.  Yesterday, I watched my Chicago Bears … Continue reading

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Inspired by Irvin at NFL Rookie Symposium

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                The NFL Hall of Fame Ceremony and Game are less than 30 days away.  These events signal the beginning of the NFL season for me—HOOZAH!  Meanwhile, we have the Rookie Symposium.  The … Continue reading

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Thunder: Always Be Closing

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So I must admit I am loving these NBA Finals—every night!  Immediate gratification—no week of waiting in between.  And I’m fascinated by the Spurs/Thunder match up:  age and experience vs. youth and unpredictability. 3 lessons we can learn from the … Continue reading

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Audiences Going for the Goal

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In the past few days, I have spoken to over 300 women in two different audiences.  They were both annual Women’s Conferences in two parts of the country:  Palm Springs and Chicago.  Yes, the weather is quite different, but the … Continue reading

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Hiring Employees: Assessing Character

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                  In preparation for the Draft, NFL teams are checking out three criteria: Capabilities, Character, and Chemistry.  Last week, I excerpted some of my book content on Capabilities, and how our hiring … Continue reading

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Hiring Employees: Capabilities, Character, and Chemistry

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                  Well, it’s the NFL offseason for sure.   Ever wish WE had an offseason?  Wouldn’t it be nice to get off the merry-go-round of “playing” and really think about the future … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

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                  One more lesson from the Super Bowl. . . On Super Bowl Sunday, the two quarterbacks are known as two of the best in the business.  Besides their athletic qualities, both … Continue reading

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Action Steps From NFL Playoffs

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                Ahhhh, the NFL Playoffs last weekend delivered as usual:  thrills and chills, dramatic plays, even touching moments.  Three lessons for US in the real work world stand out to me: 1. Turnovers … Continue reading

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Thank Your Little Voice for Sharing!

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                    Since everyone else is talking Tebow, let’s talk about the other game:  the one that inspired me to tell a group of California Women Business Owners (the actual name of … Continue reading

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