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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

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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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.

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The Importance of Being Purposeful | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

When I first came to Vancouver to take up my new role as a Human Resources Consultant with a major bank, my boss and I agreed that I should go on a road trip and meet with as many corporate banking employees as possible

Forums Are Everywhere and Here to Stay, So Skip the Tools Discussion and Focus on Your Objectives

Managing Communities

photo credit: jcfrog One question I get asked a lot goes something along the lines of “how will forums keep up with [something]?&# or “forums are old hat, why would people use them over [something]?&# or “why use forums when you can use [something]?&# However will forums survive? Let’s talk about it. This is Limited Thinking Forums [.]. Thinking

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Customer Experience Management | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth You can either create great customer experiences and leverage the benefits thereof, or you can watch poor

Leadership Q&A: The 7 Virtues of the 21st Century Organization

Weekly Leader

Last year I came across a report by Deloitte called The Shift Index. It provides a new way of assessing the economic condition of the contemporary corporation. Here's a portion of the blog post where I found the report

The Personal Strength of Tolerance - The Over-the-Top Extrovert

Building Personal Strength

I was at the grocery store, minding my own business as I moved down the dairy aisle, looking for my favorite organic yogurt, when my consciousness was penetrated by a stern voice that said, "Why aren't you watching the game?"

Brazil and the MORE Project

Chris Brady

IMG_0530 Just getting back from a whirl-wind tour of the MORE Project in Brazil. I have posted a new photo album in the margin for anyone interested. From the Amazon River and Acai berry harvesting, to a processing facility

The SOBCon Manifesto

Terry Starbucker

SOBCon2010sm I am one of the founders of SOBCon, a venture that started in 2007. My partner is Liz Strauss, author of Successful Blog. I've written elsewhere on the history of this annual Chicago conference, and how Liz has been a

Women's History Month: Acknowledging Six Women Named Alice

Women's Leadership Exchange

Recently I went to see Tim Burton?s s film ?Alice Alice In Wonderland.? Much has been written about the Johnny Depp ? Tim Burton collaboration, the film?s s record-breaking $116 million debut, and its 3D presentation. But little has been written about Alice, After all, isn?t Alice in Wonderland? all about Alice? Linda Wooverton wrote an inspired screenplay that glorifies Alice?s s independence, her adventurous nature, courage and what the script calls her muchness.

The Personal Strength of Responsibility - Three Principles

Building Personal Strength

The other day a neighbor and I were talking about some conflicts that were troubling our property owners association. You should run for office,” he said. I let that thought sink in. I shouldn’t. I already have a full plate.

First Impression = Best Impression?

Ravi Pratap Singh


Mantras R Us: The Pocket Guide to Effective Zen Leadership

Terry Starbucker

j0438885 I'ma great believer in injecting a little Zen into our day-to-day leadership style, because I've found it to be very, very effective. More specifically, I'ma proponent of using mantras. Mantras are defined as a sound, syllable

Communicating at All Levels of the Organization | Survive Your.

Survive Your Promotion

When you launch a new initiative with your team, do you use the same presentation you used when you talked to the management team? Don't! Different levels of the organization want and need different information so be sure you are

The Personal Strength of Excellence - My Friendship with John Cheever

Building Personal Strength

In 1972, while in graduate school at Duke University. I decided to write my dissertation on John Cheever, who in his own lifetime was considered America’s most celebrated storyteller. The author agreed to an interview, and we became friends.

Employee Motivation: Interesting Ideas to Consider | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

Dan Pink offers interesting insights on employee motivation in this TED talk video

Do Exit Interviews

Eric Jacobson

Knowing why an employee leaves your company can help you to reduce your employee turnover rate. That's because you can use the reasons a departing employee provides to gather information about processes, people and departments that

Adam Giambrone: Above the law?

Roundtable Talk

As Adam Giambrone, chair of Toronto's Transit Commission, plays coy on whether he's running for re-election in his ward or not, he continues to host his live tv show on CP24. Election rules forbid candidates from using city funds for

The White House Fellowship, Lady Bird Johnson and Texas Bluebonnets

Building Personal Strength

In 1979, I applied for a White House Fellowship. I thought to myself, I'm not your average Army officer. So I tackled the 20-page application, which itself screens out thousands of potential applicants. I was surprised when I was selected to be a regional finalist.

The America We Lost - Dr. Mario Pei

Orrin Woodward

The following article was written in 1952 by an immigrant who came to America to experience the taste of freedom! Dr. Mario Pei writes a powerful article expressing his thoughts on the difference between America and his homeland

Read Good To Great

Eric Jacobson

Near the top of virtually every list you'll see of the best leadership books, you'll find Good To Great, by Jim Collins. The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good

Are you still faking it AFTER you've made it?

Roundtable Talk

I had an interesting conversation recently with a highly successful senior executive. I was sharing a personal feeling I had early in my career about being “found out” that I really wasn't capable of handling the position I was promoted

Fire You Up on Monday Morning - Rock Classic "Takin' Care of Business"

Building Personal Strength

Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry Them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing. This'll be the day that I die. Back in 1973, a pop tune called "American Pie," written and sung by Don McLean, dominated the charts for over a year. The lyrics were symbolic and obscure. Nobody knew what they meant. Maybe that's why the song was so popular. People listened to the song over and over, and they could never agree on what McLean was singing about.

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: An Elephant Charge or Ant Nest?

Orrin Woodward

All across the Network Marketing, people are waking up to the truth that success in Networking is more about the size of your dream than any other factor. Some people work hard, but working hard without a dream is just another

What Many #Sales Focused Organizations Sometimes Forget (And How.

Utpal Writes

I've observed organizations keeping no stones unturned to sell their stuff. From hiring (so called) intelligent management grads from top B-schools to making wild number of on site visits to making a local veteran (with 40 years of

Do You Give Yourself Full Credit?

Your Voice of Encouragement

The dentist had just finished replacing an old filling for me. After finishing, he remarked, “Gosh, you were so calm and relaxed during the procedure. Most people tense up and get very agitated when I'm working on them

The new social glue

Chartered Management Institute

Nowadays we might ‘Twitter’, e-mail or use Facebook, but whether face-to-face or in the virtual world, we all like to gossip. It’s what holds many organisations together, whether we approve of it or not. Report by Dr Sandi Mann. You are not watching this post, click to start watching. Dr SAndi Mann; Gossip

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7 Spectacular Beliefs Which Will Lead You Towards The Best Side Of.

Utpal Writes

What's the best side of life? It's something you'd like to be in. its something that you'd like to hold forever. Its something you've had always dreamt about. Photo Credit: Search Engine People Blog's Flickr photostream

Managers - Do Your Actions Add Up?

Management Craft

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