Leading With Values

Not too long ago I was searching around the Internet for the text of MindSpring’s Core Values and Beliefs. If you do that and include the guy, Charles Brewer, who wrote them in the search string you are sure to come across an article by Kyle Porter. Charles Brewer & the CV&B’s, which to be […]

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August 5, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management

Working Remotely

Based on my position on the matter in the past readers of FoG will be quite surprised that I have joined the growing number of Americans working from home for the moment. It's interesting situation. I was given a project that required my undivided attention. None of the team that I am working with is […]

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June 12, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Personal

Give Them A Way To Tell You Something Bad

So last week I attended the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy Change Makers breakfast at the invite of a friend. As promised it was a moving and informative event. The keynote speaker was Dave Moody whose firm, C.D. Moody Construction Co., is the second-largest minority contractor in Georgia (after H.J. Russell & Co.) and No. […]

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May 1, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Presentations

More Americans Working From Home

Timely article in The Wall Street Journal today. Seems like there has been a big jump in people working from home in the U.S according to the Census Bureau.  Some 13.4 million people work from home at least one day a week. Surprised that management leads the way. Favoriate quote "home-based workers are more likely to […]

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March 6, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management

Working From Home

Last week All Things D broke the news that Yahoo's Marissa Mayers was banning remote working. The move was widely panned. Wired called it "stupid". Forbes an "epic fail." I disagree. Mayers has been raked over the coals with comparisons to Facebook and Google. Yet Google's CFO, Patrick Pichette, has said that working at home […]

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March 1, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management

Remember Where You Came From

So about a week ago I posted an article about the eight qualities of remarkable employees. It was inspired by an article by Jeff Haden and he is back at it again with the five qualities of remarkable bosses. I try to live by some of the qualities that Jeff points out like never asking an employee […]

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March 12, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management