Category Archives: organization

Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group: “Ten Pretty Good Rules”

A list of “Ten Pretty Good Rules” from the Fellows of the Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. Never argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference! Observe everything; admire nothing! It’s easier to obtain forgiveness … Continue reading

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Remember the Telephone?

Remember that great work place tool called the telephone? You know, that thing with the the handle and buttons you speak into? Email is a wonderful tool and Instant Messaging (IM) is also a nice way to communicate, yet there is something … Continue reading

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“The Official Sponsor of Birthdays”

The American Cancer Society has branded its self, in part, as “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays.”  Here at the National Home Office in Atlanta, Georgia we’ve known this was coming since December 2008 and many of us have anxiously awaited … Continue reading

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Be a Tent Post in Your World

When a tent post is put in place everything rises. Be a tent post in your world. As you rise to do your duty, to be your best, everything and everyone around you is blessed. Choose to put forth the … Continue reading

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Enabling Perception of Control (Part I)

Back in the 20th century I worked retail for Franklin Quest (Now FranklinCovey) and I was given “frontline authority.” This meant I was enabled to call the shots with our customers. If a discount seemed appropriate I could give a discount.  If a return seemed … Continue reading

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