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  In the days of digital music, downloadable tunes and streaming options, today’s savvy listener no longer has to fiddle with the dials on stereos to find the right station or sound quality. Today’s astute listener has an ear for well-mixed tracks and sophisticated audio beds. Taking the Oscar this year for best sound mixing was the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Regardless of your taste in music, the appreciation of the effort, talent, and genius of ...
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  Recently, I was asked,  “What are the essential ingredients that make a successful team?"   Whether it was the word “ingredients” or the fact that my stomach was growling, the analogy to making the perfect dish seemed obvious. Start Strong's Recipe for a 5 Star Team: Talent = meat. This is our main course. The lack of talent is like the absence of meat in the main dish. (I don’t know how you vegetarians do it!) Just ...
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  We all could hear Jerry Jones utter these words around October. All of us, at one time or another, has. Once you realize you have a problem is the first step to overcoming it they say. I’ve found that when I’m not intentional about who and what I need to help solve a problem, I’m not very good at fixing it. Analyzing the situation and taking stock of what’s around you could go further ...
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  Spin classes are tough. The varying speeds and resistance coupled with a heart rate of 160 BPM and screaming muscles all tell you to stop – and, you’re not even going anywhere. It’s all stationary. Seriously. We are working this hard and literally going nowhere. What is also equally interesting is there is a brand of stationary bikes called “Life Cycle” used at YMCA’s spin classes I’ve attended. Which, as the name implies, you ...
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  When I first started my career, in 2000, the tide was just starting to change. Women were taking more leadership positions, the workplace was starting to fully embrace technology and Gen X was rising in the ranks. Just recently I noticed how my degree at my alma mater has changed since the time I earned it. It now has incorporated human resources, entrepreneurship and e-commerce classes that were not part of the curriculum in ...
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