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Quick notes to help you get more done in less time. . . next week. 

In this issue:  

- Techniques for FIT
- Being Human
- Random Stuff

Techniques for FIT

  • Create personal time next week. Time is our non-renewable resource, use some of it for yourself. 
  • Invest in a personal grooming experience and chalk it up as a lesson in how the experts view indulgence. 
  • Schedule a trip. From my Mad Gringo days I can tell you most people talk about trips versus taking them, so get yours on the books. 
  • Visit a great restaurant no matter how out of the way it is, and order the specialty of the house. 

Being Human - Change the mean

Regression to the mean

Big data analysis confirms that performance over time regresses to the mean. You probably see it every day in your organizations. The extraordinary performance of the group one quarter regresses below the average in the next quarter. Things even out over time. 

How does that relate to growth? How can you grow if your group will have to fight the irresistible pull back to their average? 

Invest in your top performers. 


By extending the performance of your top performers, the mean will inch up. 

As James Baldwin notes, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” So it goes with your company. As your top performers go, your bottom performers follow. 

Invest in your top performers. Change the mean. 

Random Stuff

LL Bean is great

I may or may not have mentioned that Greg version 3.0 plans to fly fish. I'm not a fly fisherman by any stretch, but as I reflect on where I've been and what I'd like to do in the future, many elements of fly fishing are appealing. It's my favorite resort activity when they offer it.

Last spring I had a gift card to LL Bean and I decided to make my fantasy a reality by picking up a beginner fly fishing outfit. That's lingo for a rod, reel, and line. (see, I'm learning) Last summer, when I had a moment, I wandered into the backyard with the dog and practiced my casting. Wilson loves it. As things go, I never actually made it out to water for fishing, but that's ok. 

Two weeks ago, I took the rod out to practice, started stringing it up, and *snap*, the rod broke. That led me back to LL Bean.

Service: "I'm sorry to hear that sir. I hope it didn't ruin your fishing trip. Oh, you weren't on a trip? Oh, just in your backyard with the dog? And you haven't actually fly fished in years? I see."

To their credit, they didn't laugh and they replaced the rod. Actually upgraded it for me at no charge. LL Bean is great. Now the pressure's on. This year I am scheduling time to try and catch a fish. 

Let me know if you're going. 

Upcoming Offerings

Booklet  — Amalgamate: Winter 2016  It's here. Ebook available now, the booklet is too.

The FIT Forum — Want to learn more about FIT and how to apply it at your company? The FIT Forum will do just that. More to come. 

Sales and Marketing Momentum Program: 5 openings — If you've been thinking about it, I'll take $500 off during February.

2018, Think Like Your Customer Book Release  — This is changing so fast I hate to even put it on here. 

March 7, 2017 CEO Breakfast — This need to be moved but the topic is still, Talent: Getting, Developing and Keeping it

March 23, 2017 Teleseminar: "Making Complex Lead Generation Simple" — registration to come.

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