Posts Tagged "Travel"

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Traveling Like A Pro

Life on the road is never easy. It always seems glamorous on TV or in the movies. Probably because people are always stepping off private planes into waiting limos, which whisk them away to 4 star hotels in Manhattan, Paris or Los…

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Better Days (part 1)

The great thing about life is that if you stick around long enough, you will see everything. Many years ago, a company I worked for was acquired by a larger competitor looking to break into industries in which we already…

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photo credit: Deb Achak Photography

Thankful

After a couple days of business travel, the happiest moment is always arriving home. I have traveled for business quite a bit throughout my career, and it is never easy. It only works if you have a wonderfully patient and understanding spouse….

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photo credit: Deb Achak Photography

Run To Think

  A brief running thought today. I like to run when I am stressed out, overwhelmed or just need to think. Not far, maybe just a few miles, but enough to get my heart-rate up. It has to be outside…

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Technology That Makes Me Smile

I am a pushover for really cool, innovative, disruptive companies and ideas. I can’t help it. I fall head over heels for the latest and greatest gadgets and can’t stop talking about them. There is nothing more exciting to me…

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Random Thoughts Thursday

Spring is coming to Seattle. The weather is getting nicer out here and with the late light starting, people seem to be in noticeably better moods. Unfortunately, March and April are typically wet months so we have some slogging still…

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Deflecting Praise

One of the hardest things to do in life is to deflect praise to others; and yet praise deflection is one of the most important assets a leader can possess. I’ve watched many managers fail to take the next step…

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Socially-Conscious Outsourcing

                                                  We can’t be alone. I come back to this again and again when considering our…

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Why Teamwork is Like Taco Night

  There is no “i” in Teamwork. But there is one in Taco Night. I have 2 small boys: Henry (8) and Lewis (5). Unfortunately we suffer similar challenges that most parents do with young children: Fussy eater syndrome. Both…

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The Importance of Travel Preparation

  I consider myself a reasonably well prepared person when it comes to business travel. 20 years of it has given me the unique opportunity to visit almost every state in the US. But not all trips are the same…

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