Posts Tagged ‘Attitude’

The Science of Incentivization in the World of 21st Century Work

Icon Written by Alora on February 12, 2010 – 12:39 pm

This is an awesome video, and well worth watching. Very clear outline, and a great example of Information Economy thinking. What is more motivating than traditional ‘incentive’ packages? Autonomy Mastery Purpose The new “operating system” for business.

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A Business for Your Life

Icon Written by Alora on January 20, 2010 – 10:35 am

One of the most compelling reasons for an entrepreneur to strike out on his or her own is lifestyle. For some people it might be health reasons or inability to tolerate a long commute anymore; for some of us it may be a craving to be location independent or it could be the birth of […]

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My Favorite Bloggers

Icon Written by Alora on December 24, 2009 – 1:07 pm

As someone who consumes most of her daily doses of new information through the blogosphere (as opposed to traditional media), there are different bloggers I read for different reasons.  As I’ve been trying to streamline my process for writing more (and better), myself, I’ve been thinking more and more about what I specifically get out […]

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20/20 Hindsight – Getting Your Start in a Startup

Icon Written by Alora on April 23, 2009 – 2:06 pm

People who did not meet me until at or around my 25th birthday would never believe it, but in school, I was the Queen of Slackers. Truly. School was too easy, too routine and I spent too long doing it to be able to breath new life into the experience. I could dodge classes, do […]

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20/20 Hindsight – How Early Career Choices Can Set the Stage

Icon Written by Alora on April 22, 2009 – 11:58 pm

I had a couple of discussions this week that got me thinking back to the early days of my career. Aside from leaving me feeling older than I care to think about, it did spark a pleasant memory or two that I’ve been mulling over since. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how early career choices […]

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Why Agile Isn't Just for Development

Icon Written by Alora on April 21, 2009 – 11:41 am

It’s been years since the evangelism for Agile development started truly gaining momentum. Super sexy buzzphrases phrases like “reduce time to market,” “improved ROI,” and “lower development costs” have all been invoked to support the case for adopting an Agile methodology over the old-school Waterfall approach. The fact is, most experienced professionals have lived through […]

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Qualities of a Great Speaker – Authenticity

Icon Written by Alora on April 17, 2009 – 3:38 pm

In my original blog post on this topic, the second quality I listed as being necessary in a great speaker is authenticity. Authenticity is difficult to quantify, but we know it when we see it. And when it comes to a speaker, it makes a huge difference in how we view what they say. A […]

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Qualities of a Great Speaker

Icon Written by Alora on April 14, 2009 – 3:31 pm

I admit it: I am “an oratorical snob.” I have very high standards when it comes to what I like to hear and see from a speaker at an event or show. Having grown up in a small business-centric environment, public speaking is in my blood and I cut my teeth on motivational and business […]

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Strength, Courage and Wisdom

Icon Written by Alora on March 30, 2009 – 9:27 pm

It’s probably a weird thing for a vocal atheist to quote, but there is something about the famous prayer that has been resonating with me more and more lately. Well, maybe not the “God” part of it, but the recognition part. Grant me strength to accept the things that I can’t change, the courage to […]

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The 1st Birthday of a Unique Corporate Blog – The Connection Cafe

Icon Written by Alora on March 30, 2009 – 9:23 pm

A year ago, Austin-based Convio launched a company blog: Connection Cafe. Unlike so many other company blogs, Convio decided to take a slightly different approach with the hope of gaining slightly different results. While many organizations opt for a CEO blog — particularly companies with in-demand CEO’s, like Convio’s Gene Austin — or a blog […]

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