written by Mick Ukleja

MULTITASKING – Part II

What Does Science Say? The concept of multitasking has grown in concert with the rapid increase in technology. For me on a personal level, this has blurred stopping points, boundaries, and finish lines. You’ve experienced this. No matter where we retreat, our work follows us closely. Like a bad rash, we know that scratching the […]

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06.12.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

MULTITASKING

Is Multi-focusing Possible? When we hear admonitions like, “eat less”, “floss your teeth”, “exercise more”, we know intuitively that we should.  Yet we often live as though it’s not true.  In a similar way, deep down inside we have this sneaking suspicion that ricocheting from one thing to another is not as productive as we […]

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06.05.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

SIMPLICITY: It’s Not That Simple!

Albert Einstein once said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not too simple.” Of course we know that he did this in the realm of science.  E = MC² is an example of taking a complex idea and simplifying it for us mere mortals—but not so simple that it loses it’s accuracy. […]

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05.23.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Innovation: Learning From the Best

Which Companies Are Soaring Above The Rest, And Why?

This year’s twenty best companies have been identified¹.  What are these organization’s best leadership practices, and what can we learn from them? One thing is for sure.  All great companies put a premium on innovation.  And the insight that sparks innovation seems to occur randomly to the average observer.  Even the icon we use for […]

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05.15.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKET VALIDATED?

To Validate = (1) to confirm the truth; (2) to register formally; (3) to make legal; (4) to make somebody feel valued. Validation is a part of life. It starts in the home with our caregivers. It continues as we go to school. We are validated to various degrees with test scores and feedback from […]

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05.09.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

WHO IS YOUR CCO (Chief Caring Officer)?

Are you as smart as a 5th grader? New York’s Conference Board, a century-old research firm, began studying employee satisfaction and engagement 25 years ago. Their work shows that worker happiness has fallen every year since–in good economic times and bad. Today, over half of American workers effectively hate their jobs. What has become clear […]

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05.01.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

DESIRE IS THE FIRE WITHIN

Measuring Your Desire Meter If I want to get an idea of a person’s desire to grow and develop I ask a simple question.  “Are you satisfied with your life right now?”  If the answer is, “I’m very satisfied, very content with where I am”, I come to the conclusion that there is very little […]

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04.25.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE UP FOR THE INTERNET?

[Email Insanity and Other Neurotic Behaviors] The Boston Consulting Group (www.bcg.com)  gives some interesting trends.  By 2016 there will be 3 billion internet users globally—almost half the world’s population.  The internet economy will reach $4.2 Trillion in the G-20 economies.  As a national economy it would rank in the world’s top five, only behind the U.S., […]

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03.27.2012
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