Archive for June 2010

Ugh!

Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlantawww.breitbart.com http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9GLQJE01&show_article=1 I’ve experienced many gross things on planes but this is definitely one of the worst things I’ve ever heard of!

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Yankees? In Georgia?

I don’t know which is more ridiculous. A woman in a store calling my Southern Belle wife “Yankee” because she asked to get past her blockage of an aisle OR painting an entire region of the USA as rude!

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Reminded of Beauty and Power

Last night I turned the lights out in my St Pete hotel room, threw open the curtains, and enjoyed a wondrous display of beauty and power–an incredibly intense summer thunderstorm. I was mesmerized by the clear expression of God in his creation. Reminded me how great he is and how wonderfully small I am. Very…

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Stuck in Atlanta with You

I haven’t flown much this year but every time I have ventured back into the chaotic and disorganized world of air travel I’ve been messed up. Last week, in a short-notice attempt to get home to my bride I ended up sitting (on two flights) next to people that should have been in air cargo…

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Better or Worse?

Ronald Reagan (who I truly miss!) asked as he challenged Obama–I mean Carter, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The answer was a resounding “NO!” and the Carter economic malaise was thrown out in favor of a free enterprise, pro-business era that lasted from 1980 until 2009 and included Reagan,…

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Knox Rocks

Check out the “talent” of the Knoxville Professional Teams… http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?video_id=JQYg_uf_rsg Any other great videos to share!

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Predictable Results (Part 5)

So far we have seen that to achieve predictable (positive) results in unpredictable times (welcome to the real world!) there are practices and approaches smart companies can take. 1. Execute on a Few Key Priorities with Excellence (vs. trying to do everything with folks who don’t know what they are supposed to do or why…

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Blah..Blah…Leadership?

So as I watch the President talk and talk about the BP Oil Spill, I am more than ever convinced that rhetoric may be a path to political power or corporate position but it should never be confused with real leadership. Leadership is about action not words, about execution not elocution, about deeds not speeches.…

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Stop Doing One Thing

Here’s a tip—next week, stop doing one thing that… You hate doing Brings no value to you or  your customer Gets in the way of efficiency Distracts you from more important things

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