Author Archive | Matt Hopkins

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The Farmer’s Creed

There’s a lot written in blogs and in books about Values – both corporate and personal. Zappos, for example, created its 10 core values as the foundation for the entire company – their culture, their self-image, the benchmark against which each employee is measured.   Values become the collective morale compass for a business.  But […]

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Speed Listening Audiobooks

I posted last July that I like to listen to AudioBooks and how the iPhone Audible apps is oh so spectacular. My preference is to listen to non-fiction books – business, personal development, etc – and read fiction.  One of the reasons for this is that non-fiction can be delivered in a scientific or somewhat […]

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Reactive vs Responsive

It may seem to you like nothing more than semantics, but there is a significant difference between these two words – reactive and responsive. Reactive is in the heat of the moment. It is knee-jerk. It is emotional. Fight or flight. When you react you are typically using your “lizard brain”. You lash out. You […]

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People. Work. Alphabet soup.

  A likes B too much and B leaves. C and D like each other and think no one knows, they do. C and E like each other and gang up against F. I leaves when G is promoted. H is great at their job which makes J and K jealous. No one likes L. […]

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Journaling for Business and Better Management

Journaling is a technique used for personal development and self-improvement.  It involves keeping a daily diary / journal to record your thoughts and feelings about your life at that particular moment in time. These are not necessarily “dear diary” moments, but they can be.  The main point is that it provides an opportunity to let rip. […]

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