2021

My Definition of Entrepreneurship

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-11-21

A famous, but false, anecdote about entrepreneurship is when George W. Bush told Tony Blair that the problem with the French economy is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneurs. This would have been funnier if it were true, but this French word has grown in popularity over the

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The Future of Work, and the Workplace, Post-Covid

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-05-21

The future of work post-pandemic has been much anticipated and has caused legitimate concern for many. Working conditions for some have been improved, for others, it has been stressful. As for many, working conditions have been impossible as the unemployment numbers for women while kids learn remotely have demonstrated. Companies

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4 Steps for Small Daily Investments [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-04-21

What do you do when one of those little fires pops up? It’s not a big deal, it’s just a small problem. Put the fire out, move on to what’s next. After all, there are many important projects to complete. But of course, before you get to them, another fire

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Setting Goals, and the One Minute Leadership Lesson [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-13-21

How do you set goals? Think about it. If you actually had to describe it, how do you do it? Most people that set them don’t really know. Something goes in both inside and outside their brain, and goals come out the other side. Last week I posted on Forget the

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Lean Whiskey [Episode #26]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-26-21

Episode26: The accidental St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and exploring new CEO appointments Carol Tomé, Rosalind Brewer, and Jane Fraser   In Episode 26, we accidentally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some Irish whiskey, lightly mourn some NCAA March Madness losses, and Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban welcome guest co-host Adam

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Metrics: It’s about more than measurements [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-23-21

We often hear “we cannot manage what we cannot measure”.  I think the better way to say it and approach improvement is that you cannot manage or improve what you cannot evaluate. As you are looking to improve something you need to ask how you are going to understand what

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Lean Whiskey Episode 25

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-26-21

Episode25: Peaty Scotch, Working from Home, and Misunderstood Lean phrases In Episode 25, Jamie and Mark welcome a guest to our show, Jim Benson.  Jim has been a long-time collaborator of Mark’s and certainly enjoys a dram or two of whiskey. We begin by getting the backstory on Jim’s Twitter

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Discard Angst and Worry (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on

Episode 8 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Daily measurements (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-19-21

Episode 7 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Inbox = 0 (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-12-21

Episode 6 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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