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Archive for April, 2007

Bring Yourself to Work Day

Posted by Mike on 14th April 2007

David Schmaltz has suggested a day, modeled after the Bring Your Daughter to Work Day, called Bring Yourself to Work Day. He sets it on the fourth Friday of April, April 27, 2007. I think it is a great idea. It actually might work, rather than wreck havok!

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Posted by Mike on 11th April 2007

I remember one particular health department inspection when I was a store manager for Walgreens. Early that morning, I used the restroom and when I washed my hands, I used the last paper towel.  I was in a hurry to get a few things done before the store opened, so I told myself, “I can fill the towel dispenser later.”  (Procrastination – doesn’t it always get you?)  Shortly after opening, the health inspector showed up. Guess what?  I had a perfect report, except for one warning.  You guessed it!  No paper towels in the men’s restroom.  I failed to be a leader in my store.

Today, I noticed a garbage can blocking a fire exit in the building where I work.  How it got there, I do not know.  I do know where the garbage can belongs.  It took me all of two seconds to move it.  That is leadership. Do what needs to be done, even in the small things.  Don’t put it off or wait for someone else to take care of it.

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The New Constitution?

Posted by Mike on 2nd April 2007

Ed Foster posted an interesting blog entry on Sunday.  It is appropriate for April Fools Day.  He has written a “new” constitution, patterned after software end user license agreements.  Read about it here.  Sadly, it sounds a lot like how our government operates today.  Is the Constitution of the United States really that hard to understand?

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