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Give It to Get It

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Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Monday, 27 February 2017
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Three men walk into the CIA headquarters and ask to be hired. A man there replies, “OK, but first we have to test your loyalty.”

 

He says to the first man: "Here's a gun to prove your loyalty. We have your wife in the other room. Go shoot her." So this guy goes into the room, and he comes out fifteen minutes later and says: "I tried, but I just can not do it."

 

The next man goes in, and the same thing happens.

 

Then the last guy goes in, and he sees his wife sitting there. The man who is testing him is waiting to hear gunshots. Then it happens. BANG... BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, followed by tons of crashing and smashing.

 

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Snowflakes and Meltdowns

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on Tuesday, 31 January 2017
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Cupcake. Precious. Mama’s Boy.

 

As a Baby Boomer, if you wanted to tease someone who was whining or behaving in a mentally or physically wimpy manner, you picked one of those tags and slapped it on them. And you did it to help the offender recognize that they needed to toughen up, work harder, or move beyond whatever was holding them back because, well…

 

Life ain’t fair.


When the goin’ gets tough, the tough get goin’.

 

And… What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

 

The attitude was that in order to succeed at whatever you do, you needed to persevere through all kinds of challenges. And everyone has challenges. You are no different. You have good days and bad days. Not everyone is going to agree with you. Not everyone is going to like you. Life isn’t for cowards, so you’d better find the grit you need to survive.

 

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What Would You Do?

Posted by Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Wednesday, 21 December 2016
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Imagine it’s Black Friday. You’re on a mission to knock out a sizable chunk of your holiday shopping responsibilities. You’re moving quickly through stores, laser-focused, scoping the sale items in your field of vision so that your brain can process each durable good on a scale of likability and appropriateness for each of the family members, friends and colleagues who need gifts from you.

 

The big box store you’re in is vibrating. People are talking loud, moving with a purpose, and are mostly consumed with accomplishing their retail objectives. And then, you see her.

 

In the midst of everything that is Black Friday, a woman in her 30s is sitting on the corner of some product display, and she’s crying. Actually, her emotion is more raw and unrestrained than that; she is sobbing uncontrollably.

 

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Think Before You Praise, Apologize or Reprimand.

Posted by Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Monday, 05 December 2016
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Here are some actual quotes from real managers at some of the nation’s largest companies:

 

“We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees.”


“This project is so important we can’t let things that are more important interfere with it.”


“Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule.”

 

Sure, we managers say some pretty dumb things on occasion. All of us do. But being a leader means that it doesn’t happen often. With that in mind, here are three times when it really pays dividends to invest some forethought before engaging with an employee: when you praise, when you apologize, and when you reprimand.

 

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Thankful That's OVER.

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Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Saturday, 12 November 2016
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With the Trump-Clinton presidential campaign over and Thanksgiving fast approaching, there’s one thought that’s been echoing in my consciousness over the last few days: “I’m glad that election is done.”

 

Our country just went through a vicious presidential campaign, and no matter your politics, you witnessed the barrage of arrows and rocks that were sent flying from one camp to the other for months: the venom, the anger, the lies, juvenile and thoughtless comments, and leaked insights into the behind-the-scenes sludge of one of our nation’s major political parties. Throw in a mountain of legal, even criminal, issues, and man, it was U-G-L-Y.

 

Yet, it was also amazing… in a way that had many of us asking, “How in the Wide World of Sports did we end up here?”

 

Has it ever been this bad?

 

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