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Use a Pizza Analogy. Really.

One of the most common challenges of any project is bringing disparate parties up to speed on a concept. Colleagues with varying backgrounds often struggle…

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Recommended Books on Financial Literacy

Here’s a running list of books that I think do a great job in teaching basic financial literacy knowledge. They cover a few different topics…

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Dominate the Seconds

Look to adopt any skills or tips that shave seconds off of common tasks. Most every knowledge worker spends their day in front of some…

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Dry Runs: Batting Practice for Presentations

The best way to practice a presentation or meeting is a dry run.  Dry runs take the guessing out of game day, and the give…

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Using Next Actions to Overcome the Overwhelming

Making progress on longer term goals can seem daunting. Heck, short term goals seem that way too. Try not to think in terms of bigger…

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Essential Books on Writing

Write well. There is no industry or role that wouldn’t benefit from a deluge of better writers.  Writers communicate thoughts coherently. They figure out what…

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Act Like an Owner

I heard this phrase early on in my consulting career, and it’s stuck with me probably more than any phrase on how to approach work. …

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