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Monthly Archives: June 2012

How to Fail

A guaranteed way to increase your odds of failing, to reduce your productivity, to rein in your creativity, to curb your innovation, is to try too hard not to fail. Yep, focusing too much on what you don’t want is, strangely enough, a sure-fire way to get more of it. Hunkering down, thinking defensively all […]

The Importance of Sitzfleisch

Do you have sufficient sitzfleisch? Sitzfleisch is stamina, the power to endure or persevere in an activity. The word is German in origin from sitzen “sit” + fleisch “flesh.” It is a measure of self-discipline, of motivation, and task-oriented drive. “Literally, the ability to sit, to spend serious time at something, devote your sustained attention […]

How to Get Ahead in Business

These quotations are taken from a May 18, 2012, Wall Street Journal article by John Bussey, “How Women Can Get Ahead: Advice from Female CEOs,” but they apply universally. Jack Welch, the famed former CEO of GE, recently sparked controversy when speaking at The Journal’s Women in the Economy conference. Welch said that the key […]

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