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Thomas Wooldridge

Understanding your Personal Brand

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Understanding your Personal Brand

It’s important to understand your Personal Brand Most people know what commercial brands are. We are bombarded with advertising since we was little children.  Kids as young as 2 years old knows who Disney or even McDonalds are thanks to brand awareness advertising. But did you know that you yourself is a brand as well? […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Elements of Decision Making | Peter Drucker

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The Elements of Decision Making | Peter Drucker

The 6th chapter of The Effective Executive is about learning  the elements of the decision making process. It’s not an executive position nor a requirement that they make a decision on every issue.  Based on the previous chapters, you figure out how to concentrate only on the important ones. Drucker outlines the elements in the […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Keeping First things first

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Keeping First things first

Drucker says, “There are always more important contributions to be made than there is time to make them.” The previous chapters talked about time being the most precious thing that cannot be replaced.  Then again there are so many things that an executive needs to contribute. Like the old saying goes, so much to do […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Expand your circle of Friends

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Expand your circle of Friends

Are you the smartest person in your circle of friends?  You might think that is a worthy accomplishment.  Actually it could be because of some selfish self satisfaction that you want to be.  This just needs to be temporary because you could be in serious trouble if you keep it this way for a long […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

The Most important word in the English Language that Leaders fail to say

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The Most important word in the English Language that Leaders fail to say

Many leaders fail to say these two important words in the English language.   It is so simple to say but yet why do leaders fail to say this. Leaders do not say this often because they believe that: It’s what they get paid to do Why should I say it if they are just doing […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

Peter Drucker – Making Strengths Productive

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Peter Drucker – Making Strengths Productive

“One feeds the opportunities and starves the problems” I have been on numerous job interviews throughout my career.   What I concluded was that 99% of the hiring managers were basically looking for one thing.  My organization has gap and need someone with the X experience to fill it. This is where I believe failure is […]

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Thomas Wooldridge

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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Thomas Wooldridge

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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