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Grading My 2010 Resolutions

How did I do with my 2010 tongue-in-cheek New Year’s resolutions?  A report card:   10.Less BlackBerry reading; more blackberry eating Fail.  I read more BlackBerry emails than I ate blackberries.   9.    Avoid 2010 meaning that I traveled to 20 cities on 10 airlines Partial credit.  16 cities on 6 airlines.   8.    Leverage…

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Speedlinking, Jan 2010

Speedlinking on management styles and 2010 predictions: New research from The Work Foundation suggests that outstanding performance comes from people-centric leadership rather than target-driven, micro-management.  The authors observe that “outstanding leaders are focused on performance but they see people as the means of achieving great performance and themselves as enablers. They don’t seek out the limelight for…

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2010 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions as the once-per-year goal settings usually come with unrealistic targets.  Without reasonable goals, resolutions take a back seat to day-to-day realities.  In fact, a recent Marist poll shows that, while nearly 50% of Americans are likely to make resolutions, 35% of them don’t keep them…

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Halloween Metrics

Halloween statistics can be scary.  According to a survey of 8,526 people conducted by BIGresearch for the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers spent an average of $56.31 on Halloween in 2009, down 15% from $66.54 last year.  The survey blames the economy, citing that nearly a third of consumers said the economy negatively impacted their Halloween…

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