The Multitasking Minister ~Why Guttenberg Failed

The Financial Times Deutschland reported today that up to two-thirds of German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg‘s doctoral thesis was taken from other, undocumented sources. That level of plagiarism moves beyond the accidental missing footnote. His Website (in German) makes the claim “Committed to Responsibility”. […]

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Companies Going Slow on Travel in 2011

A new CareerBuilder survey conducted among more than 2,400 U.S. employers and more than 3,900 U.S. workers between November 15 and December 2, 2010 revealed that three-in-ten (30 percent) companies said they cut back on business travel in 2010. Of those companies, more than one-third […]

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What Honest Abe Would Think About Email

On this President’s Day, I sit in snowy Bavaria, contemplating the state of our world today. The weekend edition of my sleepy town’s paper reported on a University of South Carolina study that found 92% of the participants lied when communicating via Email (all efforts […]

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What Comedy can Teach Us About Time

W.C. Fields once said, “Comedy is a serious business. A serious business with only one purpose— to make people laugh.” For those who appreciate a good comedy, you will know it is meant to look easy, fresh and spontaneous. And if you’ve ever been on […]

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12 Soul-Killing Work Habits

Baseline magazine makes the best slide shows. The one below, based on Jon Gordon’s new book, Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture really spoke to me. The show points to 12 habits that can be broken if you embrace the power of […]

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