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Conflict Resolution Mistakes: Stating Opinions As Facts | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Stating opinions as facts can be a subtle and insidious conflict conversation practice. It can sneak into your communication patterns in little ways

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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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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

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

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.

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An easy-to-use framework for strategy

Talent Technologies

Deciding on an effective strategy can be a challenging task for even the best of management teams. Disagreements are always likely to happen, yet there are few things more infuriating than when team members are all of different pages

The Personal Strength of Perseverance - Art That Will Amaze and Inspire You.

Building Personal Strength

It's important that you scroll, and continue to scroll, as you witness ten of the most amazing sketches ever produced by an artist. Scroll slowly, take the time to enjoy them all. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The a man who sketches with his mouth.


Is simplicity still an important theme?


Simplicity is still an vital theme as we look around we still see marketers touting “simple” as a theme. Considering our book “Leadership Made Simple”, that is gratifying and, perhaps, validating. In rising leadership skills

It's About Customer Amazement

Chris Brady

Question: What do a 1984 Kawasaki KX125, a 1996 Mercedes Benz C 220, MonaVie fruit blends, and Apple iPhones all have in common? Answer: They are the four best products I have ever purchased in my life. KX 125 First the Kawasaki

What About Me?

Tony Mayo

Mesmerizing and provocative meditation to modern music from “The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, one of Tibet's highest and most respected incarnate lamas.” Share it

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - Jim Rohn's Greatest Message

Building Personal Strength

I really miss Jim Rohn and his reality-based messages. This 3-minute video contains the core essence of Jim Rohn's philosophy about success. It's inspiring to hear it. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., , Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength. Personal development Jim Rohn Success Videos

Celebrating Women Leaders! and develop your leadership skills at.


My colleague Eileen McDargh has just launched a new website with a very worthy purpose – to celebrate women leaders! Listen to her two minute explanation for why she built this site. The part about her Mom is exciting

Trust and credibility

Lead on Purpose

How do you effectively develop trust in your organization? Trust is built over time as you follow through with the promises you make. Your credibility — the quality or power of inspiring belief — grows in much the same way

Clever Solution to a Corrupt Choice

Tony Mayo

Pebble Problem A merchant owed a large sum of money to a lender. The old, ugly moneylender fancied the merchant's beautiful daughter. He proposed that he would forget the debt if he could marry the merchant's daughter

My Guilty Pleasure - A Steak Sandwich

Building Personal Strength

Recently I treated myself to a guilty pleasure that I allow myself only once or twice a year: a Steak Sandwich. It's not particularly healthy; but man is it delicious! Nothing fancy. I just slice some grilled steak and add thinly sliced onions, tomato and lettuce.

Path-goal Theory


Path-goal theory is half leadership, half motivational theory. It was developed to explain how leaders motivate their followers toward a determined end. It is derived from expectancy theory, which argued that employees will be motivated if they believe that a) putting in more effort will yield better job performance b) better job performance will lead to rewards, such as an increase in salary or benefits and c) these rewards are valued by the employee in question.

The Secret To A Lifetime Of Productivity – And Five Ways To Find It

Terry Starbucker

j0387742. It's not the “doing”. It's not how fast, or how well. Nope, it's none of these. The secret to a lifetime of productivity is simply this: Making the best selection of WHAT to do at any given moment

You assume more than you know

Tony Mayo

Two minute video to remind us of how much we assume. Your point-of-view determines what you see and what you can ask


Chartered Management Institute

Pamela Craig writing in this week cited recent research carried out by Accenture among 3600 professionals which found that only 13% had turned to a mentor to assist their professional development. The mutual development benefits of properly structured mentoring for both mentees and mentors are well known and can contribute significantly to both personal and organisational growth.

Book Review: Switch


Theorists may be familiar with Lewin’s Unfreeze-Change-Refreeze model. Those fortunate enough to hold an IVY-league MBA may be familiar with Kotter’s eight-stage model (Reviewed Here). However, more people will eventually be familiar with the Heath brothers Switch model. The creative minds behind Made to Stick recently released their sophomore effort, Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard. The Heath brothers compile into a three-principle model for change.

Puzzles vs. Mysteries

Crossderry Blog

My in-laws just gave me the latest Malcolm Gladwell book – What the Dog Saw — and I've been grazing in it the last few days. The book is a collection of his New Yorker pieces; he also includes a few key updates and notes that bring the

Ravi Pratap Singh: Never Give Up

Ravi Pratap Singh


A Round Up of My Writing in February 2010


February was an amazing month for me personally – lot of new exploration, new experiences (good and bad, bad left me with some good lessons) and new ideas. January and February have been months of deliberate blogging for me where I

Your Best People are Updating Their Resumes Right Now

Survive Your Promotion

Times were tough – they still are. So you cut back on your training budget and you backed off your employee development programs because let's face it, it was that or layoffs. Your employees understood – they all nodded their heads in

Stop. Look. Listen.

Crossderry Blog

I don't get over to John Agno's Coaching Tip blog often enough, though I did make it over the other day and found this timely post: In Stressful Encounters, Rewire Yourself to Listen. He points out that: In a stressful encounter

Why The Health Care Reform Debate Makes Me Sick

The Recovering Engineer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled Why You Shouldn't Take Conflict Resolution Lessons From Politicians. In that post, I listed a number of things common to the political process that are terrible examples of how to behave when you


Be A Leader Outside The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

While I volunteered at this past weekend's "Million Meals For Haiti" event in Kansas City, I was reminded of the importance and power of leaders outside the workplace. Here's what inspired me: It took 10,000 volunteers to pack up 1,091,228 meals for earthquake victims in Haiti at this past weekend's event, organized by Numana and the Salvation Army.

The 15 Minute Drill

Survive Your Promotion

Every management job, regardless of your industry or department carries with it some tedious tasks. If you are lucky enough to have an administrative assistant to do your filing or open your mail, that's great, but I'll bet you still

Another pitfall of the Golden Rule

Crossderry Blog

Long-time Crossderry readers may remember my concerns about the Golden Rule. Michelle at Mission Minded Management — a blog I just found via The Daily Reviewer — re-states the pitfall of the Rule well here

Why The Health Care Reform Debate Makes Me Sick

The Recovering Engineer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled Why You Shouldn't Take Conflict Resolution Lessons From Politicians. In that post, I listed a number of things common to the political process that are terrible examples of how to behave when you

Use This Six-Step Approach For Discussing Poor Performance

Eric Jacobson

As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Let the discussion sink in. Set expectations of performance improvement and timeframe, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

Emotion and Management – How Much is Too Much? | Survive Your.

Survive Your Promotion

Last week I posted an article about team building in which I said that leaders should limit their emotional volatility. I was recently asked if I meant that managers should avoid showing emotion entirely, and of course I didn't mean

10 Signs You Are Happy At Work

Utpal Writes

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

View from the corner cubicle: leadership lessons from Tomer.

Roundtable Talk

TorStar Digital is one of Canada's fastest growing, most innovative media companies. On March 3, a small group of members of the Executive Roundtable had the opportunity to sit down with TSD President, Tomer Strolight, the passionate