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  • Professional Development - A Recipe for Success

    Originally appearing at My friend Joe Webb's father-in-law spent most of his adult life as a cardiologist. That's a highly specialized and highly technical area in the field of medicine that deals with the heart. Not every physician can claim to be a cardiologist. It requires rigorous training under the close supervision ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 6, 2015
  • Professional Development - What a Difference 60 Years Makes

    Originally appearing at In 1957, the Soviet-made Sputnik streaked across the sky in low earth orbit. It was clearly visible to millions of concerned Americans. The Soviet government had leapfrogged America technologically. The dot that traversed the nighttime sky marked a change in international politics and fueled the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 30, 2015
  • Professional Development - Set the Bar High

    Originally appearing at Henry Ford is reported to have once said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t - you’re right.”That’s great insight. Too often people place self-imposed and artificial limitations on themselves. They tell themselves that they cannot accomplish something because they aren’t smart enough or ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 23, 2015
  • Professional Development - Interviews are a Two-way Street

    Originally appearing at I was recently chatting with a friend who was seeking advice about difficulties in their job. This was a job which, a year ago, she described as her dream job. It quickly became evident to her that it was actually a nightmare job. The company, her coworkers, and her boss were all dysfunctional in ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 16, 2015
  • Professional Development - The Stradivarius of Teams

    Originally appearing at A world-class violinist was on campus for an artist-in-residence program. While at lunch he was discussing what he perceived to be the similarities between management and great music. Said the violinist, “I have glorious music, a splendid instrument, and an exquisite bow. All I need to do is bring ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 9, 2015
  • Professional Developement - Digging for Gold

    Andrew Carnegie, once the wealthiest man on earth, came from humble beginnings. As a young boy, he worked a number of odd jobs. His hard work, industrious nature, and persistence eventually led him to become the largest steel manufacturer in the United States.Once, during an interview, Carnegie was asked how he had hired 43 millionaires. At ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 2, 2015
  • The Year that was - 2011

    Looking back on 2011, I'm surprised by two occurances. First, I got a lot of work done, despite myself. My biggest obstacles to high-performance are all self-derived; procrastination, disorganization, and plain ol' laziness. Second, I'm surprised I survived my personal travails. I've had my fill of frowns this year, from wayward children to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 6, 2012
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