Monthly Archives: January 2013

Negotiations Can Be Fun

Late Friday afternoon, I scheduled a last-minute meeting with a supplier to negotiate pricing before our in-person meeting on Monday morning.  After the 45 minute phone call, I was feeling great; negotiating with suppliers is fun for me.  Not everyone … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (Part 2)

In my last post I mentioned that Sections 4 and 5 of “The Last Lecture” resonated with me. My desire to become a college professor was reinforced when reading about Pausch’s teaching experience.  And although Section 5 is about life … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (Part 1)

From time to time I’ll be posting book summaries and reviews.  These may or may not relate specifically to leadership, but is some form of knowledge worth putting into practice that (I hope) can enrich interactions. During my trip to … Continue reading

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The Head-Fake

I received a meeting invite from the diversity manager to sit down and discuss how to communicate diversity to our executives more formally.  Apparently the VP of HR I previously met with suggested I be included in the brainstorming session, … Continue reading

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