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Pandemic Garage Syndrome.  That’s what we can call it. Have you found yourself drowning in clutter, as we have? It’s not that we bought a ton of items, quite the contrary.  During the pandemic we hunkered down, digging into every little corner of our house, restarting projects we’d meant to do for years, pulling junk from the attic and opening every bin we’d ever stored. Next thing we know, we are swimming in…stuff!  OUR STUFF! To the point of being unable to park in the garage!  (I believe cars are supposed to go in there – at least, that’s what I’ve heard, and seen others do – like some weird kind of envy – suburban parking envy – few things rival this dark Keeping Up With The Jones feeling.) Recently I was looking for the number to call the TV Show “Hoarders” to see if that might embarrass our family…
Posted On Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:00 Written by
Whether it is a global pandemic or everyday disruptions, most of us default to reaction and agility when faced with a crisis. For many, reactionary behavior is all they know; the only option in dealing with disruption is to find the nearest metaphorical fire extinguisher and cauterize the problem immediately. However, in our current COVID-19 world, agility and reactionary behavior is even less productive than it was before. Digital disruptions were already going through the roof and are now accelerated even further as the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G connectivity, and groundbreaking innovation in a multitude of industries debuted as a way to respond to COVID-19 and the subsequent global shutdown. And don’t think for a second that it is only white-collar jobs being digitally disrupted; the trades, manufacturing, and industry are in the hot seat like never before. We’ve seen it happen in robotic arms assembling motorcycles at Harley Davidson, augmented reality…
Posted On Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:00 Written by
With the men’s NCAA basketball March Madness being completed tonight (April 5th) and the NCAA women’s finals now settled, the furor raised by women in terms of equal treatment again became prominent.  One item being discussed: Should the NCAA women’s final four also be termed “March Madness.” The response here is “Why not?” Both men’s and women’s NCAA final fours are played during the month of March, although they both seemingly finish the first week in April. Is this a Title lX issue? “Title lX of the Education Amendments Law of 1972 (yes, it is now one-half century old) is a federal law that states ‘No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” While the law is certainly one of justice, its interpretation has lawyers and courts working overtime. Is an organization…
Posted On Friday, 09 April 2021 00:00 Written by
Jay Niblick is the founder and CEO of Innermetrix Inc, an international consulting firm with offices on five continents specializing in providing full service consulting solutions to professional business consultants and coaches. He is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor to the online coaching company InnerTalent. As one of the world's leading authorities on the application of Formal Axiology in a business environment, Jay is ideally suited to help you understand your own Genius and how to maximize it. He holds multiple technology patents and copyrights on psychometric instruments and methodologies relating to identifying and maximizing human talent, and is the author of the Attribute Index Profile (300,000 copies sold worldwide). He has been a paid keynote speaker and lecturer throughout North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and South Africa in the areas of strategic management, peak performance, executive coaching, leadership development and organizational development. Jay also sits…
Posted On Wednesday, 07 April 2021 00:00 Written by
Have you been to The Strip in Las Vegas?   Unless you’re used to walking down the streets of New York City or Tokyo, The Strip in Las Vegas is a serious shock to the system for anyone. Energy.  Volume.  Lights.  People. Some craziness…or, lots of craziness.  I mean, heck, what is The Signature Move of Las Vegas?  It certainly keeps The Promise in regard to what it is known for! This past week for Spring Break we took our kids to Vegas in the RV for a little break from our normal quiet life, and threw them to the wolves of visual and audible over-stimulation. What do you do for a Home Family or Work Family Retreat? I knew my “little raptors” were in for a treat within the first minute of our arrival, when, after watching the Mickey Mouse guy take a photo with some tourist children, ripped off…
Posted On Wednesday, 07 April 2021 00:00 Written by
While there is a “generational war” between the young and the old in the workplace created by the younger generation’s familiarity with technology and the older generation’s aversion to it, a multigenerational concern that plagues all age groups is that technology will outpace humans, leaving many unemployed. It is an understandable fear, especially if you consider my Hard Trend Methodology. Hard Trends are future certainties that will happen, and digital disruption, which includes and is certainly not limited to artificial intelligence (A.I.), is without question a Hard Trend, further authenticating the fear of losing your job to technology. However, there is great news: humans will always be needed, just in new ways! The Cognitive Domain Let’s first look at Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain, a hierarchy of the cognitive processes of a human being. On the bottom, you have remembering, which involves recall and listing information. Next comes understanding, where comprehension and discussion take…
Posted On Tuesday, 06 April 2021 00:00 Written by
About this time last year (2020) the NCAA basketball selection committee decided to cancel its March Madness basketball tournament due to the wild spike of COVID-19. However, they were bound and determined to hold this event in 2021, which they have done. At this writing, we are in the “Sweet Sixteen” week of this tournament. However, much consideration had to be given to keeping the players, team personnel, game officials, and staff sequestered in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The NBA had set a pattern for that in 2020 by taking all of the same personnel to Orlando, Florida. The NCAA selected Indianapolis, Indiana as their site for their 2021 March Madness, since the NCAA headquarters is located there with the city and surroundings having four stadiums and others close by as well and ample hotel space to house all that personnel. They held their breath hoping…
Posted On Friday, 02 April 2021 00:00 Written by
Your Personal Velocity is about task accomplishment and the creation of positive momentum. High velocity will enable us to achieve more in a defined time frame. We can attain high velocity through focused direction and applied energy. This underlines the premise that it is vital to have your clarified goals in writing. No goals = No Velocity. Our mission today is to talk about how we can increase our velocity in a manner that gets our desired outcome in a timely manner.   In my decades of consulting and training with corporations, I have been amused at the intensity with which high-powered executives make things happen fast. By understanding velocity better we can sort out the derivation of exceptional results.   My friend, Minor Perkins, was the Executive Managing Director at Morgan Keegan Investment Bankers when one of his clients, a hotel company, lured him away to be president of their firm. It…
Posted On Friday, 02 April 2021 00:00 Written by
Allen Salmasi is a pioneer in the wireless industry with over 40 years of experience building leading edge companies. Mr. Salmasi is the Chief Executive Officer of Veea Inc. (“Veea”), a provider of full stack edge computing and communications platform products and solutions, founded in 2014. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NLabs Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of several public and private companies. Prior to founding Veea, Mr. Salmasi was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NextWave Wireless Inc., which he founded in 1995 and was acquired by AT&T in 2013. At NextWave, Mr. Salmasi and his team developed and largely implemented the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (“MVNO”) service on a nationwide basis in the US in partnership with MCI Corp. NextWave also pioneered several major products and technologies, ranging from mixed-signal integrated analog/digital chipsets, multimedia technologies for smartphones,…
Posted On Friday, 02 April 2021 00:00 Written by
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