Category Archives: “The Curmudgeons Corner”

A bi-weekly rant about Toastmasters’ matters

New Officer Leadership Tips

Entry on an employee’s evaluation: “The only reason anyone would follow this manager is morbid curiosity.” Credibility is a major key to effective leadership. If we can’t believe you why should we follow you? If you have the leadership office … Continue reading

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Vegas — or 30 mpg

Getting to Vegas – or getting 30 mpg Is the club’s score on the “Distinguished Club Program” a goal or a measure of effectiveness? When we play baseball or golf the score is the purpose, the endpoint. But when we … Continue reading

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You Can’t Solve the Problem You Don’t Understand

  “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”― Albert Einstein Suppose that, while you’re networking during L.A.C.E., a fellow Toastmaster asks you, “My members are … Continue reading

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