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Morgan McLintic
San Francisco, CA
Communications consultant
Interests: running, marketing, food and wine, technology, skiing
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Many of us listen to music when working. Some say it helps concentration by blocking out background noise. Others claim it's a distraction and inhibits performance. So is music good or bad? Well, it's not clear. This article based on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
We're often advised to know our limits. We shouldn't over-reach or over-step the mark, but instead operate comfortably within our capabilities. Then we know we'll deliver and we won't embarrass ourselves with failure. The problem is this leads to entropy.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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You probably like to think you are. Just like we’re all above-average drivers. But generosity comes in many forms. There are three main types that I can see: Financial – this is what most of us associate with generosity. Do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
Agreed, but I get the sense that when the other networks add geo-location, we'll realize that 4SQ's lack of features (user-to-user comms, location customization, check-ins without presence) will become a weakness.
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Yes - I gave it a concerted trial but it fell short. I'm hopeful one of the others, or perhaps FB's, will get the value, features and control right.
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I deleted Foursquare. I know it’s not cool to admit that, but it just didn’t add value for me. Most people don’t lead especially fascinating lives - they go to work, go home, eat in the odd nice restaurant, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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Unless you are a robot, you might not have full control over your emotions at all times. However with some practice and by building emotional awareness, we can learn to select the right emotion for each situation. One way to... Continue reading
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A victim of multitasking is not just our productivity, but the attention we give to those around us. We’ve all been in meetings where people are working merrily on their laptops; been on conference calls as people check their email;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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To be creative at work, you need strong foundations. The act of generating a new idea and seeing it through to fruition requires personal commitment, perseverance, vulnerability, risk and often conflict. Ideas in their early stages are fragile like newborns.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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'A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.' - Elbert Hubbard We've all heard about the lessons you learn from failures. Most of us have failed, some of us on numerous... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi Many of us are too wrapped up in ourselves to notice what's happening. We look at the world through 'me-tinted' glasses. How... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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Many of us struggle with email volume. It's a source of stress, interruption and distraction. Taming your Inbox is important. The first step is to get fewer emails in the first place. Here are a few tips: 1. Send fewer... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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When someone tells you a task needs to be done ASAP, how do you feel? Pressured right? This is a task of such priority it needs to be completed as soon as humanly possible. Which is pretty darn soon. The... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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'The good is the enemy of the great.' - unknown (Voltaire?) You don't stay in a job unless you are good at it. Good is normal. Most people are good. They aren't great. Most people don't achieve anything truly remarkable,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
Thanks Ken. Yes, I'm sure we're all guilty of procrastinating by doing low value tasks, which are easy and make us feel busy. Goals are a must. I also think it takes discipline to recognize when you ate slipping into posteriorities and to force yourself to move up to Must Dos.
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We all know the advice to focus on our priorities. Get the hardest thing done first. But what about the opposite - posteriorities? These are the things you should de-prioritize, focus on the least. Recognizing posteriorities will help you be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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Here are some tips for making a great impression in Week One at your new firm. 1. Tear into it - on Day One, make a difference. Find a quick win on an important project and score some results. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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If you work too hard, you will burn out. The signs of burn out include loss of motivation, inability to focus, lack of creativity, slow progress, a feeling of helplessness and general low energy. From time to time, we all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
Today I celebrate my fourteenth anniversary at my agency, LEWIS PR. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone I've worked with (clients, partners and colleagues) during that time. It's been fun. Continue reading
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"You're making me sad," my son said accusingly last night as I refused him a cookie before dinnertime. With a three-year-old, it's easy to see that I had no intent to upset him, nor could I actually make him sad.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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Mar 15, 2010
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I've interviewed hundreds of job candidates. Going into an interview, I want the interviewee to get the job, to be 'the one'. But the law of averages says that's unlikely. Most candidates make the same mistakes: They just want A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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As a manager you'll have to deal with a wide variety of situations. Here are the words you should find yourself using most often: Well done - give positive feedback often. Be generous with your praise, profligate even. In giving... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Morgan McLintic on PR and Performance
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We hear a lot about following your passion. Doing what you love. And why would you do anything else if you want a satisfying and successful life? At the career-level this is good advice. But within your role, at the... Continue reading
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What's the first thing you do when you sit down at your desk in the morning? If you are like most people, it's fire up your email and get to work on the priorities it dictates. Tomorrow, I'd like to... Continue reading