If you suck at time management (too)…

Although I used to claim I was tech savvy, given I can't type on my iPhone with my thumbs, I've pulled that claim from media résumé.  Having said that, I have a technology recommendation for you. It's a "smart calendar." The app is Timeful. To-Do List to Nowhere I've looked at lots of tools to help me be more organized and productive.  That includes to-do lists, outline tools, mind managers, mind maps and on and on.  With each I get a way of creating a list yet none has managed to get me ..

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Good Enough may be Good Enough

You've probably heard some version of how important it is to "get the right people on the bus" as in hiring the right people.  Who are the "right people?"  They are "A" players.  They are brilliant, hard-working, honest and friendly.  They're close to perfect.  Guess what:  you might be better off replacing your duds and jerks with people who are "good enough" and save the process of finding superstars for another day. Read on as I share more of what I learned in the academic paper Bad Is ..

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One jerk cuts team performance up to 40%

Last week I introduced a couple of clients to each other because one knew something the other needed to know. It was a spectacular conversation. Along the way one friend said something about how important it was to get rid of employees who were both bad performers and bad for the culture.  That conversation created a ripple in my mind that bumped against a podcast (below) which bumped me into an article (further below).  In this post, I'll share the bumps and insights. Make that ..

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