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April 18, 2013


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And my own self made phrase... perception is a lazy man’s reality, but laziness is not exceptional, be mindful of the conversation you leave people with.......

I may have borrowed the last part 

Have a great weekend


What an interesting and timely post - Anand and I were just discussing today another book by Covey called "The Third Alternative -Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems."

Per book description, 'In any conflict, the 1st Alternative is my way and the 2nd Alternative is your way. The 3rd Alternative transcends traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option, a 3rd Alternative that moves beyond your way or my way to a higher and better way—one that allows both parties to emerge from debate or even heated conflict in a far better place than either had envisioned."

I am half way through this big book, and it's especially intriguing that you can also view your own child as The Third Alternative, not yours, and not your SO's. Enjoy!

Mark Dennen

I worked on a homebuilding project for charity. There was a house manager who made all the decisions, even though two other qualified house managers worked on this job. The problem was it could paralyze the operation waiting for a decision. Yes, the house manager was responsible, was very smart, very detailed but proper delegation could have sped the project along to completion. I think we see this in business every day.

In my woodworking group, I get to observe other approaches to design and construction which I would likely have never considered. There is much to be said for quietly listening and observing. That said, people have various levels of skill and unless you are completely sure they are competent, they need be kept away from dangerous work. In business, we also see people taking risks every day in areas where they are not qualified resulting in harm to many.

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