March, 2010

The DISC Model of Human Behavior – A Quick Overview | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

As a teenager and young adult, I thought people were totally irrational and unpredictable. In my thirties, I learned about patterns of behavior that people tend to follow in many areas of their lives and in many situations

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How to Conduct a “Customer Listening Session” | Top Executive.

Tony Mayo

Top executive coach Tony Mayo explains how to conduct a Customer Listening Session

A Rule for Relationships: Forgive the Small Things

Building Personal Strength

Yesterday, as we prepared to go the gym for our morning workout, my wife discovered that she had misplaced her car keys. We searched for ten minutes and finally found them in the car, still in the ignition.

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First Impressions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Do first impressions really matter? While they shouldn't, the reality is that they most certainly do.

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As Promised – Very Long Post on Managing Remote Teams | Survive.

Survive Your Promotion

As Promised – Very Long Post on Managing Remote Teams. Posted on March 31, 2010 by Katy. Sometimes I feel like Wilma Flintstone when I talk about the remote access options I had when I started working, and it wasn't even that long ago

The Personal Strength of Compassion - The Dalai Lama Speaks on Happiness, God and Money

Building Personal Strength

Have you heard the Dalai Lama speak? In this one-minute clip from the film, "Dalai Lama Renaissance," he expresses his core philosophy, putting religion, happiness, and wealth in perspective. Truth has a way of resonating.

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Is the Customer Always Right? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Is the customer really always right? How far should a company go to satisfy their clientele or customer base

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Define, Learn, Do - 3 Keys to.

Orrin Woodward

In a home too cramped for our growing family, in a relationship where neither of us understood the other, in a time of increasing responsibilities and decreasing hope, in a desperate move to keep my baseball cards, Laurie and I started

Effective Communication Skills: You Don't Know Until You Ask | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

You never know another person's intentions until you ask. A story about how assumptions can escalate conflict

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What a Stroke Victim Taught Me about Life

Your Voice of Encouragement

Sometimes a single experience, lasting but a few moments, can alter your perspective for the rest of your life. While visiting my mother-in-law in her nursing home, my husband and I met two of her best friends, a couple married 63 years

The Personal Strength of Initiative - Overcoming Procrastination and Writer's Block

Building Personal Strength

A lot of people ask, "How do you overcome procrastination?" People know what they have to do. They sit down to do it. But instead, they do something else. Something urgent. Something interesting. Something else. Anything else.

Business Continuity Planning

Chartered Management Institute

You’ve just had a call from the Fire Commander telling you that he and his team have managed to extinguish the fire at your offices. Fortunately, it only took a few thousand gallons of water to douse the flames. Unfortunately, the building’s now full of water; your IT and communications equipment is destroyed; your furniture is unsalvageable. You’re bleary eyed as it’s 0230hrs on Monday morning and you should be opening for business in a few hours.

Ben Stein - Expelled - Is American Education Free?

Orrin Woodward

Laurie and I sat down and reviewed the movie Expelled, featuring Ben Stein, a couple of nights ago. Tonight, we plan on having our four children watch the show with us, hoping to teach through a rational discussion on the importance of

Effective Communication: Begin With The End In Mind | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

A story about someone who took responsibility for her communications and got great results

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Commitment - Follow Through to Achieve Your Goals

Your Voice of Encouragement

You don't want to back out when the going gets rough. Before you agree to do something, make sure you're willing to invest what it will take to succeed – whether it's as simple as meeting a friend for lunch or a bigger commitment like

Muscle Memory - The Truth Revealed

Building Personal Strength

"I know it's been a while. But it's like riding a bike. It'll all come back to you." And it of course it does! This common observation refers to something people like to call "muscle memory." Would you believe me if I told you that most people don't know what muscle memory is?


Lead on Purpose

The recent theme at Lead on Purpose is trust. This focus has come primarily from reading The Speed of Trust by Stephen MR Covey. He discusses the concept of building a trust account, which is similar to a bank account

Hiding from Destiny

Chris Brady

Do you believe in destiny? I do. I believe that each one of us was given special talents and a calling all our own. We all know it deep inside. It's there when we are quiet enough to listen, when we shut off the media, the noise

“It's cold in here” and Other Fighting Words | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

This post continues the thought I introduced in my last post – stating opinions as facts. I have noticed that people often state their ideas in a factual way when they are actually only opinions or perceptions

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Rationality - Use Reason to Balance Your Emotions

Your Voice of Encouragement

When you're facing a difficult situation, do you rely more on your right brain or your left brain? Balance your passion and creativity with logic and sound judgment, and you'll find the best solutions. Applying these ideas will help you

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Love and Sex - Still a Mystery to Many

Building Personal Strength

I remember when a friend told me, “Last week I met this guy. The chemistry was so wild we made love the first night. I feel something special with him. I think this is serious.” She isn’t a naive teenager. She has an amazing amount of life experience. I gave her a friendly smile.

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Transformational Leadership Theory


Transformational leadership is a relatively new approach to leadership that focuses on how leaders can create valuable and positive change in their followers. James MacGregor Burns first introduced the concepts of transformational leadership when studying political leaders, but this term is now used when studying organizations as well. Burns described two leadership styles: transactional and transformational.

10 Signs You Are Happy At Work

Self Help Zen

You never drag your feet but ready to run in pace with your goals. You are ready to attack the job each Monday after a refreshing and peaceful weekend where you had gotten great time to spend with family and friends. You don’t focus on in and out time at the office whenever you think you need to get a specific task accomplished, you just do it and never look at the clock. You are happy to help your colleagues – always just because it gives you sense of accomplishment. You’re in a good mood.

How To Irritate Others With The DISC Model | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

Using the DISC model to label, judge, or change another person is a sure-fire way to irritate them

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What makes companies successful?

Talent Technologies

What makes companies successful? Submitted by admin on Monday, 29 March 2010One Comment. Through our experience it's clear that companies driven with an overwhelming focus on short-term profits invariably meet one of three fates

Never Give Up, Part II - The NC State Wolfpack's 1983 National Championship

Building Personal Strength

The 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has begun. March Madness! Sixty-five of the best teams in the country were selected to compete, including so-called "Cinderella" teams that earned the right to play by virtue of winning their conference tournament championships.

Is There No One?

Chris Brady

Is there no one to read. These words that I write. Though I wrench each from thought, and. Arrange with all my might? *. Is there no one to hear. This song that I sing. Though I tug at each note, and. Harmonize voice with string

Quick Thoughts on Differentiation


Fin 093 Fin 041. How are you different?” – an important question that your prospective customer will first ask. Your prospective employer too. Your boss will. So will your team members. Here are some quick thoughts on differentiation

5 Reasons to Share Your Calendar Today

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Diaries hold many secrets, whether accessible or not… Here are 5 reasons to share your calendar today! From all demands placed on Executives today, Peter Drucker identified the biggest one is on their Time and so before you can manage others, you must manage yourself and your own time. Your diary or calendar is one of [.] No related posts. Developer of People