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Time to Catch Your Second Wind

Athletes and I am guessing most non-athletes are familiar with the concept of second wind. In a nutshell, it is ‘energy’ you rely on when you put your head down and push on against ongoing resistance – both physical and mental.


Yin and Yang: Finding Balance Between Tacit & Explicit Knowledge

It is inherent in the essence of business that for true success, you must be able to leverage the relevant (explicit vs tacit) knowledge based on research and trial and error with the subtleties that are learned only as you hold on to a cat’s tail. In other words, you are best served with complimentary skills/experience – a combination of both – and not the exclusion of either.


Something to Chew On?!

“We use four metaphors a minute, one for every 25 words or so.” – Katy Waldman. Obviously, something being used so often is important – likely in more than one way and it seems for quite some while: The word originates from the Greek word metaphorá, meaning to transfer, to carry over.


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A Smile is Not Just a Smile. Nonverbal: Part Four

Sept. 28, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner This is the final installment of our series on nonverbal communication. So far, here is what I have covered: “Part One: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Show It” (what to look for) “Part Two: When a Burp is a Thumbs Up: Culturing Your...


What do your Mother, a Car Salesman and a Hare Krishna devotee have in Common

November 20, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner Answer: They all know more about aspects of the Business Brain Model than you do! Is this possible given your years in business and/or your higher education? Simply put – yes. “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” ~ Thomas Sowell...


Lessons Learned from Street People

November 14, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” ~ Peter Drucker As I sit here in a reflective mood that accompanies transition (I am just finishing my Chopin martini and about to start my Borolo wine) I am...


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Storytelling: It’s Not Just for Bedtime Anymore. Rapport: Part Four

October 29, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman Just to repeat a couple points I’ve made along the way: (1) This is not a “by the manual” Dale Carnegie course. Business (in my opinion) becomes such...