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The right amount of confidence

The Right Amount of Confidence


https://www.smallfish.us/the-right-amount-of-confidence/

You’re the boss, so you have all the answers. Right? Yeah, not so much. I sure try to show confidence in my leadership roles, but that only works up to a point. Inside, I feel a variety of emotions, both positive and negative. Occasionally even cluelessness. You know what? The people I’m with...

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The Tiny Details

The Tiny Details


https://www.smallfish.us/the-tiny-details/

I’ve noticed that beauty often comes in attention to the details. The kitchen utensil that does its job perfectly every time. The keyboard that I use constantly. The location of the shift lever in my car. The layout of the website that just makes sense. It’s kind of crazy, yes, but...

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Recognition


https://www.smallfish.us/recognition/

This has been a heady time for Small Fish. And I appreciate the honor, really. But if the major incentive to recognize people is merely to make them feel good, there’s not going to be much lasting impact. We’ve seen that with round-robin “employee of the month” programs where folks get...

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love and passion

Love and Passion


https://www.smallfish.us/love-and-passion/

Today I’m speaking from my heart to your heart. Because we’re all more focused and productive when we bring our heart into our work. But we struggle to describe how that works. We tend to more strongly relate to the logical, unemotional part of business: income, job tasks, and so on....

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You have my word

You Have My Word!


https://www.smallfish.us/you-have-my-word/

How much do you trust those you do business with? I’ve talked a lot about delivering to expectations, but this is something different. This is about trust and integrity. The fact is that society only functions well when people are able to trust each other. Not only on a transactional level,...

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Everyone should think like me!

Everyone should think like me!


https://www.smallfish.us/everyone-should-think-like-me/

I’ve been taking some training recently on a tool which helps distinguish the different types of thinking and action we all have. There are a lot of different assessment models out there in the coaching world, and this one uses a model of five archetypes. In our discussion today, I was...

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Being of service

Being of Service


https://www.smallfish.us/being-of-service/

We usually talk about selling products to customers. We deliver something of value, they give us money in return, and everyone’s happy. But it’s not ever that simple, because we’re human. The exchange of value is actually pretty complicated, and doesn’t happen all at once. That’s why I’ve been using the...

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