Friday, July 17, 2009

useful info

HOW TO STAY AWAKE AT MEETINGS

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square. 5”x 5” is a good size. Divide the card into columns, five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.
2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

· synergy * strategic fit * core competencies * best practice * bottom line * revisit * take that off-line * 24/7 * out of the loop * benchmark * value-added * pro-active * win-win * think outside the box * fast track * result-driven * empower (or empowerment) * knowledge base * at the end of the day * touch base * mind-set * client focus(ed) * paradigm * game plan * leverage and last but not least ...... * MOVING FORWARD

3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout, “BULLSHIT!”


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for my part in carrying out Step 7

that I'm unique. Just like everyone else.

that I was reminded (from reading Boston's blog) that my thinking is so often flawed and that few things in life are as bad or as dangerous or as uncomfortable as I think they will be

that I am recognizing the fact that I just don't know how to be successful in a relationship; but I keep on trying

that I get to be a judge in a sober talent show this weekend @ Lambda Center

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- Christopher Robin to Pooh

12 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Hot Friday Dave!!

Syd said...

I think that being successful in a relationship takes a lot of trying and perhaps that trying doesn't end. But I'm certainly no expert on that. Have a good one Dave.

Mary Christine said...

I guess you will be sober as a judge.

Lou said...

Ugh..I hate, hate paradigm.
It does seem to be fading away however.

Scott W said...

Be the paradigm you wish to see in the world.

Tall Karen said...

I was warned early on, not to be terminally unique. I have to work on my 'un'uniqueness everyday. I like the way you said it here. TGIF

Bill said...

That last quotation - actually, I think Stuart Smalley said that to Al Franken.

Patrick said...

I wonder if I could those words in one of those Friday Flash 55s...

Zanejabbers said...

Bill took the words right off my keyboard. DITTO.

Boston said...

thanks, dave. you're very important to me.

Steve E. said...

dAAve, your "uniqueness" reminds me of....well, ME!

And that's not BULLSHIT!

Steve E. said...

That DANCE was unique....