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With Gratitude Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 255

nov22-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr I want to thank YOU, my: Parents, for bringing me to this world, for raising me and giving me your unconditional love and encouragements to overcome adversities. Wife, for your love, friendship, support, humor, wit, talent, inspiration and for being an amazing mother, Bubbe, wife and friend. Daughter, Son and Son-in-Law, for teaching me patience and the many things I never …

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Heads Up Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 254

nov15-2017

Planning a brainstorming meeting with colleagues or masterminds? Here’s the checklist: Peruse your calendar to find an open day/time. Prepare list of topics and ideas to discuss. Prepare questions and format. Contact colleagues. Confirm date, time and place. Gather all pertinent materials. Meet colleagues at agreed upon date and time. Be seated. Pull out cellphone. What???? Unfortunately, the incredible technology available on our smartphones today …

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Are You Strengthening Your Thought Leadership? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 253

nov8-2017

I just conducted a successful strategy session day in my office with one of my clients. One of the concepts we discussed was what we need to do to strengthen our thought leadership. Here are my thoughts and shared insights: PROMOTE THE FOLLOWING:   Mindset: Work on your consistent positive mindset Think bigger Act as a leader Allocate daily think and plan time Network (online …

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Beware of What You Share Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 252

nov1-2017

While checking out the profiles of individuals on various social media platforms, I’ve concluded that many of these people are either naïve or clueless about the impact of their digital identities and the lifestyle they reveal. I see silly photos of wild parties, drunken moments, images of injured body parts, pontification on subjects of which they are ignorant, boasting of the places they’ve visited, constantly …

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Are You Creating Something You Never Imagined Possible? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 251

oct25-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr Many years ago, I had the opportunity to see the incredible glass exhibition of the famed glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly, at the King David citadel in Jerusalem. An awesome display, the likes of which I had never witnessed before, left a lasting impression on me. The amazing intricacy of each piece, some comprised of hundreds or thousands of twisted, shard like …

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There IS Something New Under The Sun Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 249

oct11-2017

I’m certain that all of us have heard the phrase, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” And that may very well be true. From the vantage point of my office window, I can see the leaves changing color from green, to red, then orange and yellow until they finally drop from the branches to the ground. My backyard becomes blanketed by a plush carpet of …

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The A through Z of Success Attributes Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 247

sept27-2017

I’m a fan of the use of acronyms as they are fun to create and help us better memorize key concepts. Here are a few I previously published: Cyber Strategy Success Get Noticed Have You Smacked Your Clients Lately? In the spirit of such acronyms, here is The A through Z of Success Attributes: Create Adventures that encourage exploration and future innovation. Take a Bold …

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Shana Tova – Happy New Year Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 246

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I wrote last week’s newsletter as an offshoot of my recent fear and frustration at having my Florida family, especially my little grandkids, huddling for hours in a closet under their stairs to protect them from Irma’s wrath. Though I offered them safe passage to Cleveland, they followed the orders of their municipality to be prepared and stay put. I couldn’t control the situation at …

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