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9:12 am

The Aligned Strength of a Human Tower

I recently saw a piece on television about a human tower building competition in Barcelona. From the image here, you can see how a solid base and distribution of gravitational forces is critical to success. There's more to it, however.Spain-Catalonia-Human-Towers-Castellers

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3:27 pm

Millennial Management - An Examination of a recent Gallup Report

I recently got connected via Twitter to Mark C. Crowley and started reading some of his posts. One in particular discusses a recent Gallup report on what Millennials are really looking for in the workplace. Read it and come back here. I'll be going over it with some of my own context.

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8:00 am

Why Trees Grow on all Sides and how that Translates to Business

I was taking a walk recently recovering from back surgery and I was taken aback while looking at some spruce trees in the park.

Why do spruce trees, and shade trees in general, grow needles and leaves on all sides even though it would be able to do more of its job if it concentrated its needles and leaves to the south side so it can get more sun?

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2:57 pm

What's Love got to do with Work?

The workplace has always seemed to be a place where regular human needs and interactions have been suppressed for fear of what might happen - risk mitigation.

Love is paramount on the list of feelings and actions that is shied away from. However, I would contend it is the most important aspect for making one’s job and customer interactions as fruitful and successful as possible.Read More


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3:33 pm

How do we connect with Millennials to give them a better chance at Success?

In our last Afila Group meeting, we talked about management of Millennials. This topic has been brought up many times in the group and a has been difficult topic. Our members have had varying levels of success with millennial hires.

The word on the street is that they're lazy, don't care about work, can't communicate, etc. Is this really different than previous generations? Does this mean they won't/can't be successful?

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1:42 pm

Could Kobe Bryant's Last Season be Considered 'Successful'?

Kobe Bryant completed his 20th season in the NBA last night in spectacular fashion. His 60 points, including 17 in a row in the 4th quarter, were the most scored by a player in his final game.

Has Kobe's final season been a 'success'? Given what I consider the best definition of success in sportsKobe Bryant and in leadership, the answer is definitely YES. Read More


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