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Tell the Story First

They say that second place is just the first loser. People soon forget who came in second in any competition. I couldn't tell you very many runner ups in championship games throughout history, but we certainly keep good record of first place as people. Before two years ago when I was laid off, I worked  four years in management for a company just south of Atlanta. I learned a ton from that experience, but the lesson that sticks out the most is what I call "tell your story first". Often a workplace becomes a political rat race with everyone jockeying for position and favorable perceptions from...

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Memory Lane

Whenever I hear the words "memory lane" I have images of a bright sunny day in a dreamy American neighborhood with white picket fences and lemonade stands on every corner. Memory Lane just sounds like a quaint little road that offers no danger or fright down it's blissfully smooth and straight pavement. Sadly, however, for many people memory lane is equivalent to any dark alley you can imaging. For some, given the option to stroll down memory lane or to literally walk down a dark alley in Iraq draped in an American flag, would gladly choose the flag and Iraq. Memory lane boasts of far more dangerous...

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