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Peter Drucker Effective Executive – What can I contribute?”

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Peter Drucker Effective Executive – What can I contribute?”

“What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve?”   Chapter 3 of Peter Drucker’s book The effective Executive is “What Can I contribute?” Peter had asked a senior executive ” What do you do that justifies your being on the payroll?” The Senior executive responded […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Donald Trump’s Book review of “The Art of the Deal”

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Donald Trump’s Book review of “The Art of the Deal”

I first gained an interest in Donald Trump while watching the television show The Apprentice. The show gave insight on how Trump runs his business, which caught my interest and prompted me to choose his book “The Art of the Deal.”  Surprisingly, nearly 20 years after the book was written, not much has changed.  This […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Effective Executive – Know Thy Time

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The Effective Executive – Know Thy Time

“Poor Management wastes everyone’s time”   Chapter 2 of Peter Drucker’s Book the Effective Executive is Know thy time. Time is very precious because it is something we can not make up. Once time has passed it is no longer available for us to reuse.  You can not make it up.  Therefore it is important […]

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The Effective Executive – Effectiveness can be learned

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The Effective Executive – Effectiveness can be learned

“The Greatest Wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data” One of my most favorite business books of all time is Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive.  Peter Drucker is an author of more than 30 books and is a Professor who has taught thousands of students.  This book was written in 1967 but […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Using the 6 P’s to maximize your outcome

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Using the 6 P’s to maximize your outcome

The 6 Ps’ are   Prior, Planning, Prevents, Piss, Poor, Performance I learned the 6 Ps’ when while in the US Army.  Now the ARMY or Military in general uses tons of acronyms.  It’s to keep things complicated and make them simple.  The 6 P’s is what was instilled in me since day 1 of my […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

5 Life lessons from the TV Show Westworld

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5 Life lessons from the TV Show Westworld

Westworld has been a runaway hit on HBO, but do you really understand that their are some serious life lessons from it? I heard many rumblings online about the TV show Westworld.  In fact, I heard about this show while filming in one of the entertainment papers.  Apparently there was numerous sex scenes and many of […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Simple 7 steps to do a holiday Detox

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Simple 7 steps to do a holiday Detox

It can be very difficult to get back to healthy living if you overly indulge yourself at the recent holiday family dinner. There were all kinds of fabulous goodies at my Thanksgiving table.  My favorites include, dressing, candied yams, pecan pies, spiral ham, and off course TURKEY.  I like mine drizzled in declious thick gravy. […]

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5 ways of becoming an Authority

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5 ways of becoming an Authority

There is always that one go to person for whatever subject there is.  Whether you need a plumber, electrician, historian, or whatever there is a person that is an authority in that subject. Getting authority doesn’t always happen in an instant.  Sure sometimes a persons mere appearance will grant them authority.  For example Police, Politicians, […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Art of Story Telling

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The Art of Story Telling

Before Television, Radio, Newspapers, and the Internet, There were Storytellers.  The time honored art of the storytellers were told directly from their mouth to the people’s ears. It’s one of those time honored traditions that have been slowly lost.  Before television or radio, there were story tellers.  The people would talk about great stories of […]

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PMI’s Talent Triangle Explained

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PMI’s Talent Triangle Explained

PMI says that Technical skills are the core skill set to project management but there other skill sets that are equally important. In my personal opinion the basic fundamental of project management is actually very easy. Now what separates successful project managers is their canning ability to communicate and develop relationships with various internal/external organizations. Traditionally, […]

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