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That elusive balance

That elusive balance


https://www.smallfish.us/that-elusive-balance/

The Great Resignation, or Great Reshuffling, or whatever you call it. I’m talking to a whole bunch of people who are re-prioritizing, re-examining, and re-thinking what their work is about. It’s a major factor in how employees are making decisions right now. Part of the problem is that everyone has their...

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calm down

Calm down!


https://www.smallfish.us/calm-down/

We live in a very anxious time. Some of the stress is justified, I guess, but when I look at what’s happened for the last decade, or two, or three … a lot of what I felt at the time didn’t really make anything better. So I try to maintain a...

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nurturing-hope

Nurturing hope


https://www.smallfish.us/nurturing-hope/

The world has become a rather depressing place in the last decade. That has resulted in a whole lot of people who are disconnected, disenfranchised, and uninspired. This might be you some days, or your employees, or friends. But you can become the ray of hope for others. It’s not about...

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forgiveness

Forgiveness


https://www.smallfish.us/be-forgiving/

We all screw up. Well, maybe not you, but the rest of us sure aren’t perfect. It’s called being human. The problem is that we also get very judgemental and unforgiving. So this creates general internal stress, exacerbated by lack of sleep and other things going on in our lives. And...

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Your communities

Your communities


https://www.smallfish.us/your-communities/

A lot of us want to improve the state of where we live. It’s a way to make life worth living, and attract great employees, customers, and partners. Which is all fantastic. But community isn’t limited to your city or town. I’ve learned that you can think of many kinds of...

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The hiring mistake

The hiring mistake


https://www.smallfish.us/the-hiring-mistake/

I don’t know if you’ve ever made a mistake when hiring someone. If you haven’t, then you must be smarter and luckier than I am. Because it does happen, despite your best preparations. And when you’re dealing with employees, it’s much trickier than if you purchase the wrong product. But there...

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Bit by bit

Bit by bit


https://www.smallfish.us/bit-by-bit/

There are times when progress is just … S O   S L O W. It seems like I’m getting nowhere and wasting time. Most of the time, that’s all in my head. The pressure is coming from wanting something Right Now. But most things take some time to develop. So...

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