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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week: September 18, 2017

Don’t forget to sign up for our FREE Webinar, How to Create an Accountable Organization. It’s at Noon this Wednesday, September 20. If you sign up and can’t make it, we’ll send you the replay.

Question: What are you doing TODAY to make sure you paint your masterpiece?

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 15, 2017

The unprecedented damage by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma will leave our fellow citizens in a deep hole for months, if not years to come. We wish them Godspeed and the fastest possible recovery.

Here are some of the highlights in this week’s edition of Getting to the Point:

– Apple fired it up on Tuesday. My summary and observations here.
– A free webinar on September 20: How to Create a Culture of Accountability.
– The Wine Industry Workshop is returning for the sixth year on Tuesday, November 7.
– CEOs take notice: Are You the Source of Workplace Dysfunction?
– Give me Five. How about a Fist Bump? Double High Five? Air Five?
– What wisdom is crumpled on a piece of paper in your wallet?
– One more example of how not to apologize from Equifax.
Does swearing make you more likable?
– What can you learn from the concept of Inbox Zero?
– Are we facing an Alzheimer’s Armageddon?
– Is it possible for friendship to survive our opposing politics?
– A good movie to see, great book to read and a little humor here and there.

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

What Would You Scribble on the Back of an Envelope?

Who hasn’t grabbed a napkin to jot down a note when nothing else was available?

But did you capture memorable lines like these?

On The Back of an Envelope

It’s exciting, isn’t it, when we stumble across crumpled notes that have been lodged in our wallet for years … to discover timeless gems that we may have forgotten?

John Wooden, the famed UCLA basketball coach, always carried a crumpled note which bore the words written by his father on Wooden’s high school graduation:

“Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. Pray for guidance, count and give thanks for your blessings every day.”

Simple. Clear. Unequivocal.

More Life Lessons … Scribbled

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week: September 11, 2017

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 8, 2017

This week, the U.S. braces for another powerful hurricane headed toward South Florida. Our hearts and prayers go out to our friends in Florida … while wishing that Irma would drop dead in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Here are some of the highlights in this week’s edition of Getting to the Point:

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Start Drinking. Coffee First. Then, a Nice Chilled Mug of Amnesia

Have a seat and start sipping on that delicious mug of amnesia.

You can down more than one of these if you need it.

We just concluded a three-day Labor Day weekend and just maybe we had a few too many burgers, dogs and mugs of adult beverages over the holiday?

After all that practice with adult beverages, maybe it’s time to sober up with an even more powerful adult beverage.

How About a Mug of Amnesia?

No calories. Low carbs. Non fat … AND loaded with the protein you need to turbocharge your organization.

Finally, a Hangover That Feels Good

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Monday’s Quote of the Week: September 4, 2017



Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Getting to the Point | The Exkalibur Newsletter | September 1, 2017

First and foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to our fellow citizens in Texas who are experiencing the unprecedented and horrific result of Hurricane Harvey which has devastated so much of the Lone Star State. It’s also refreshing, in an era of rampant partisanship, to see the heart and soul of our fellow citizens reaching out to provide aid to anyone and everyone, a welcome reminder of the goodness of the American people.

This week, we’re Getting to the Point by emphasizing that for leaders, the Special Forces mantra of leave no man or woman behind applies equally in the workplace. To advance our Leadership mission, we’re excited to remind you about the first Leadership Course from Exkalibur University, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect just around the corner and to encourage you to SAVE THE DATE for our 6th annual Wine Industry Workshop on Tuesday, November 7.

In our Business Brief, we’ll see how important attending a top school is for CEOs, we’ll try to advance the ball in understanding blockchains which many believe will change the world, we’ll learn if you can trademark a color and see what Tim Cook of Apple had to do to earn his incentive compensation.

We’ll Geek Out a little and consider some of the changes coming to YouTube and the latest on one of the centurions protecting us from the hackers. We’ll get an update on Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 11 and then move Around the Web to consider the latest report on our eating habits, the end of an annoying Uber feature, how a robot performed in the top 20% of a university entrance exam, and a few places you can live on the cheap. We’ll also peek into the political landscape to check on the likelihood of success in Afghanistan and the latest review of partisan politics run amok in the U.S.

On a lighter note, you’ll enjoy the humor of this historical marker. You’ll also meet the woman who has memorized all 328 pages of the IKEA catalog and see how poorly Hollywood did with their summer releases. You’ll also get the latest on the big money pouring from the biggest fight of the century (so far) between Mayweather and McGregor and catch the latest novel with a gun-toting heroine from the pen of Mike (M.A.) Lawson.

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