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Ask for Help

Jan 31, 2021 8:20:20 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Author’s note: For deeper thinkers, as in Harvard Business Review, see this month’s featured article.

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The Liberal Art of Management - Peter Drucker

Dec 31, 2020 10:54:24 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Peter Drucker was a professor and consultant who is often called the inventor of modern management theory. He was an early observer of such widely-accepted management concepts as MBOs (management by objective), knowledge workers, outsourcing (“do what you do best and outsource the rest”) and planned obsolescence (he termed “planned abandonment).

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Inclusion

Nov 29, 2020 12:28:21 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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I worked for fourteen hours at the polls on November 3rd. It was an unforgettable experience.

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This is Not a Dress Rehearsal

Oct 31, 2020 12:13:10 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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About forty times a year, at the end of Vistage (CEO peer group) sessions, I say, “don’t get caught in the dressing room rewriting the script of your life. This is not a dress rehearsal, the curtain is up and this, my friends, is THE show.”

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Zero Sum People

Sep 29, 2020 12:27:50 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Except in sports, it doesn’t seem to me that for one side to win, the other must lose. That’s the concept of zero sum, and I’ve learned to avoid people who practice it.

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Feeding My Head AND My Body

Aug 30, 2020 10:29:49 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Barbara Cartland said, “You become what you think. You are what you eat”. I heard a similar quote in the 1970s and it has come back to me many times since then.

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Reinvention

Jul 27, 2020 6:44:18 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Events in the lives of each of our three children are becoming opportunities for their personal reinvention. Each are facing major life changes and so they must decide who they want to become.

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Our History

Jun 30, 2020 8:55:38 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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After reorganizing my paper clip collections during the lockdown, I decided I would finally attack the thousands of files my sisters and I have set aside over the years regarding my family’s history.  My Mom and Dad kept various clips, photos and writings about their Grandparents on both sides so we can piece together roughly back to the mid-1800s.

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Confirmation Bias

May 30, 2020 1:36:14 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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I have become familiar with the study of heuristics over the years.  If I keep it simple, heuristics are mental shortcuts that help us make decisions and judgments.  I learn a lot from thinking about how I come to decisions particularly when faced with complex issues.

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Pity Parties

Apr 27, 2020 4:53:13 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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A student raised his hand during an MBA guest lecture some years ago and said to me, “Thanks for telling us about the barriers you overcame to succeed, but could you tell us how you overcame them?”

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