• Are You Taking Notes? - Focus

    by David Schneider | Oct 20, 2014
    FOCUS - fo·cus/ˈfōkəs/ Noun: The center of interest or activity. Verb:  To bring to a focus or into focus; to concentrate; to adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly; to become focused. One thing is common to all failed operations: a lack of focus on the inherent simplicity of the problem. The problem is not that people are stupid. I myself have overlooked the inherent simplicity of many problems, tied up in unnecessarily complex operations, the...
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  • Are You Taking Notes? - Focus

    by David Schneider | Oct 20, 2014
    FOCUS - fo·cus/ˈfōkəs/ Noun: The center of interest or activity. Verb:  To bring to a focus or into focus; to concentrate; to adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly; to become focused. One thing is common to all failed operations: a lack of focus on the inherent simplicity of the problem. The problem is not that people are stupid. I myself have overlooked the inherent simplicity of many problems, tied up in unnecessarily complex operations, the...
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  • Escape Velocity: No Steps Skipped…in either Direction…EVER!

    by Pasquale Scopelliti | Oct 17, 2014
    A clean, fluid sweep of mind both forward and backward – with NO steps skipped – is the basis of all true performance power. There’s a map we can build, slightly zooming out from the picture above.  To our right, just a bit, there’s one bank of the River Wharfe.  That’s where our umbrella carrying hero was.  We’ll call that The Before-side.  To our left, hopefully not too very far away, is the other bank, and that’s where our hero...
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  • Throwback Thursday - The Gemba Beyond the Window, Part 2 of 3

    by Joseph Paris | Oct 16, 2014
    I once went to a manufacturer of computer cabinets and racks—the kind you see in pictures of server farms. The owner was very proud of his facility, and on the surface it looked like there was a proper degree of order. But when I looked on the floor, I saw parts lying about—and parts is inventory. I also saw hand tools such as screwdrivers and drill-bits on the floor. When I questioned the owner, he didn’t seem to think it was a big deal. I began to take a tally of the...
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  • The World's Best Interview Preparation Method: SOAR

    by Nico Scopelliti | Oct 15, 2014
    In August 2010, I met Dave Schneider and commenced a fascinating and challenging journey of learning and new experiences in a world I barely knew existed until Dave introduced it to me. Long before that, at the age of 16, I joined the family business, and the industry I've lived and breathed since then is Executive Recruiting. That's right, I'm a Headhunter; a business talent scout; an "ethical mercenary" in the War for Talent, as I like to put it. So, in light of a response to my post last...
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  • Are you taking notes? Using the Pocket Notebook - Being Effective

    by David Schneider | Oct 14, 2014
    On Monday I wrote about how I learned to carry a notebook early in my career, and provided some insight into how I took notes. Most people think that taking notes is simple, easy—something that does not require a lot of thought. Then why don’t more people take notes? Theories abound. Opinionated as I am, I think it is simply because we do not teach people how to take notes. Think about it; do you remember being taught how to take notes in school? If you went to Cornell, you may have...
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  • Are you taking notes? The Pocket Notebook

    by David Schneider | Oct 13, 2014
    Could the pocket notebook be the effective manager’s most useful tool? It might not surprise many of my readers to learn that journalism was my first career. I worked as a photographer first, and a writer second. My writing skills earned me assignments that I would not otherwise have gotten, because the attitude in many newsrooms was that the writers were the real journalists. That I could do both gave me an advantage over other photographers—and other writers—both in getting...
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  • Escape Velocity: Smooth Flow Backward – Part 2 of 2

    by Pasquale Scopelliti | Oct 10, 2014
    Without sufficient learning, your dream is impossible.  One by one, you must master each necessary cause of victory.  As you do, you will attain sufficient power to predict all victories in advance with perfect confidence. I love the picture above.  It’s not the most stunningly beautiful oak tree you’ll ever see, nor the most dramatically impressive.  It is lovely, but the thing that grabs me so powerfully is the simple idea of the cut out showing where the oak...
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