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The E-Myth Revisited – Business Book Review

By Nick Leffler | February 10, 2021 |
Professional reading a business book.

I just recently finished reading a business book in my alternating schedule of fun and business reading. This one was The E-Myth Revisited (and on Amazon) which overall was a worthwhile read. There were a few areas where the book veered a bit from reality. And, as the author might put it, the reality is…

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Read More Books – What’s Your Reading Style?

By Nick Leffler | February 8, 2021 |
Woman reading a book by water

Nearly two years ago I drastically changed my relationship with books. Prior to about February 2018 I read very few books in my life. I’d be lucky if I averaged about 2 a year. I read the usual books such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (who hasn’t!?) but beyond that, I was…

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What’s The Most Important Part Of Working From Home?

By Nick Leffler | February 4, 2021 |
The Most Important Part Of Working From Home

I’d like to think I was a pro in the work from home field (if it was a field). I’ve been doing it since 2013 and even before that I was averse to any office environment. All the distractions, the pointless conversation in the name of “team building,” and the discomfort of every aspect of…

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Where have I been all these *years*?

By Nick Leffler | January 29, 2021 |
Camera Lense

Yes, I have been completely absent from this blog for many years. Somewhere in early 2016 I think I just had a few too many things going on and it led to this website and my blog falling off. No more! I’m salvaging what I can from this blog and moving in a different direction…

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Who Is The Real Project Stakeholder?

By Nick Leffler | March 23, 2016 |
Don't forget about the real project stakeholder

When you start a new project, are you asking the following questions: Who is the real project stakeholder? Who holds the biggest stake in your project? The answer to these questions probably isn’t who you think it is. Common Answers There are two simple answers to the second question. The problem with the common answers is that…

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Transitioning Responsibility to Managers, T&D Becomes a Curation Resource

By Nick Leffler | February 23, 2016 |
Stepping up the stairs, transitioning responsibility from T&D to Managers managing learning .

Without managers being fully invested in training, there is no chance it will have an effect on people. Just as with everything else in an organization, training relies on its importance being exemplified by leaders. That means leaders should not dictate employees take training, but rather be an example of how it’s important. If a…

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Move Forward

By Nick Leffler | January 27, 2016 |
Move Forward

Progress can seem like a scary thing sometimes. It can mean that the things we’re comfortable with are suddenly pulled out from under us. A world which everything is familiar can suddenly become a world we look around in and don’t recognize anything. Of course we all feel like this about something, but often not…

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Looking Back On 2015

By Nick Leffler | December 30, 2015 |
Reflecting on Life

This is my obligatory end of the year post reflecting on my year in 2015. It’s not really obligatory of course, but it’s fun to look back at all my posts and reflect. Some of my posts from earlier in the year seem so old by the time the end of the year rolls around…

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Great Minds Think Alike

By Nick Leffler | December 21, 2015 |
Great Minds Think Alike

Everybody’s heard this phrase right? I know I hear it on almost a daily basis. Every time I hear this statement I can’t help but thing how great minds absolutely do not think alike. Everybody is different, including in their thoughts. There are so many subtleties in the way we think and exactly what our beliefs are,…

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Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

By Nick Leffler | December 8, 2015 |
Training Culture vs Learning Culture

There are some common terminology issues in training and staff development departments in many organizations. Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. I’m always thinking about the difference between training and learning and the importance it has to how we do our…

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