The Common Sense Guy

Friday, November 3, 2006

More on Common Sense Day

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 4, is Use Your Common Sense Day. As I’ve said here before, I chose November 4 as Use Your Common Sense Day because it is Will Rogers’ birthday. One of his most famous sayings is “common sense ain’t all that common”. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I am on a crusade... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Common Sense Day, part 2

Arun, from www.RentaBlogger.com posted this comment to my post on Use Your Common Sense Day. Hi Bud You are doing a cool thing:) Listening to your common sense on even one day can make a small change in your life - and if repeated a few times, it can snowball into a huge impact. My best wishes to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Saturday is Use Your Common Sense Day

Today is November 1 – only three more days until November 4, Will Rogers’ birthday – and more importantly, Use Your Common Sense Day. I created Use Your Common Sense Day as a way of getting people to use their common sense. I chose Will Rogers’ birthday because of his famous saying “common sense... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

When Life Gives You Lemons -- Sell Rugs

In a way, this is a continuation of my post on resilience. A while back I did a post on the founding of McIlheny Company, the makers of Tabasco entitled “When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Hot Sauce”. Yesterday’s Denver Post had another example of resilience and entrepreneurship that arose from a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Resiliency -- a Key to Success

Today’s topic is resiliency. I saw a quote by William Feather on the business 21 website the other day: “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” This quote was helpful to me after my week last week. I live in Denver. I had business in central New Jersey on... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Successful leaders "sponsor" -- not "support" -- organizational change

Skillful execution of the things that matter is one of the secrets in my book 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizatio ns. Last week, USA Today did a series on health care in America. On Friday, October 20, an article entitled Hallmark of Quality Care: Efficiency – NJ Hospital Leads the Way to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More on Sweating the Small Stuff

Gary Ryan Blair, The Goals Guy, read my post on sweating the small stuff and sent me a piece on quality from his book, Everything Counts. It’s great common sense advice. I’ve included it in its entirety here. A Passion for Quality – Gary Ryan Blair Quality is about love; it’s a passionate obsession... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Lessons in Loyalty

Committed and engaged employees is one of the secrets in my book, 4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations. The other day, I read an excellent book on commitment entitled Lessons in Loyalty: How Southwest Airlines Does It – An Insider’s View. The author is Lorraine Grubbs-West, a former senior... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Innovation

A short post today – just a link to a foghound blog post that had some great thoughts on innovation: http://blog.foghound.com/71/. Enjoy your weekend. That’s it for today. Thanks for reading. Log on to my website www.BudBilanich.com for more common sense. Check out my other blogs:... Sign in to see full entry.

Bertice Berry's Recipe for Success

The October 2006 issue of Professional Speaker, the official magazine of the National Speakers Association, has a very interesting article by Dr. Bertice Berry. It’s called Getting Back to Substance. Dr. Berry says “our substance or essence rests in who we be”. Her “recipe” for substance has four... Sign in to see full entry.

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