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It’s a NO EXCUSES Moment For Management

Follow QBQ! on Periscope and Twitter using @QBQGuy The subject line in the email from Mandy’s manager said “Whereabouts?” and abruptly began with, “Where are you?”

Who REALLY Is Accountable for Training?

I finally got this concrete out of the Colorado earth—using every tool I own. But at least I had the tools. This image provides us a clear message: People can

All That Glitters Is Not Effective

As we wind down this year and look toward the next, let’s keep in mind this thought from the QBQ! book: The old stuff is

The Cafeteria COO: How to Lead

“Hello, how are ‘ya?” “Good to see you!” “Hey, it’s been a while.” That’s how lunch went in the dining establishment that was so fancy,

Man in Hammock Loves QBQ!

People sometimes ask, “Why did you write the QBQ! book, John, and where’d you get the material for it?” Well, here’s where I got it: You. I

JUST99WORDS: Know Any Controlling People?

QBQ! reader: My friend quit his job because his supervisor was so controlling. Several more employees left, too. The supervisor’s still there. Controlling people—at work and

JUST99WORDS: “I learned a lot!” You sure?

I love those conflicting two-word phrases called oxymorons … “pretty ugly” “legal brief” “old news” “committee decision” And, “country music.” 🙂 Another: Adult learning We’re

Never Hear These 3 Dangerous Words Again …

Like little boys everywhere, our 4-year-old grandson, Joshua, can be loud. When my wife, Karen—aka “Grandma Nonnie”—was driving our van recently with Josh and his

#CHANGE: 6 C’s and 1 Secret

Got #CHANGE? If so, let’s explore the “6 C’s of Change.” Every change process in every organization contains these components. It’s good to name them so