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Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.






Simple Wisdom Tip #81: Checklists are the Key!

We are just finishing up our annual vacation at Cape Cod.  Preparing and packing for this 10-day annual getaway is simple since we operate from checklists.  I use two, Travel – Cape Cod and Packing – Cape Cod.  On the travel list are items such as arrange lodging and make down payment, develop budget, cancel newspapers during absence from home, find reading material, take notes from previous years, alert neighbor re: our absence, etc.  Of course, the packing checklist is simply of list of what and how many to pack.  With it, I can pack in 20 minutes and rarely if ever forget anything.  My wife has her own packing list.  Preparing via checklists enables us to enjoy our time without the hassle of forgetting to bring or do something.  


I’ve used checklists for years – including checklists for friends’ birthdays, packing, client obligations, travel, preparing for Christmas, things to buy, year-end to do’s, etc. – and they have saved me so much time and angst.  You should try checklists if you don’t use them already.



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Simple Wisdom Tip #80: Be a Reader!

We recently visited the Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO.  It is extremely well done.  I saw a wonderful Truman quote, to wit:


“Readers of good books, particularly books of biography and history, are preparing themselves for leadership.  Not all readers become leaders but all leaders must be readers.”


Now I’m sure there are some leaders who are not avid readers but they are in a small minority.  Brian Tracy says that we’ll all be the same person we are today except for the people we meet and the books we read.  Reading opens to world to us in so many ways.  I would strongly encourage everyone to make a habit of reading good books.  It will better prepare you for your future no matter what you do.


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