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How to Win Other People Over

Would you ever stand in the way of a rocket going into space? Do you want to hold your country back, or help it move forward? These are important questions. They’re examples of how the milieu creates the meaning. Milieu is the social conditions and events that provide a.

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7 Tips for a Horrible Holiday

Are you looking forward to the next round of family holidays?  I’m lucky, I like my family, in fact, I love them. Yet as I listen to people complain about their awful in-laws, crazy sister or cheapskate uncle, I realize, not everyone is so lucky.  If you have horrible.

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Dealing with Naysayers

If you get caught in a riptide, the best way to survive is swim with it – go in the direction it’s carrying you. When people try to overpower the tide, they drown.  Instead you should use the tides’ energy to go elsewhere. I was working with a Chief.

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Framing: The secret for improving performance and happiness

Do you ever have one of those days when you wonder, why am I even bothering?  Sometimes work and life can be overwhelming. What if I told you, there was a simple mental technique to improve your attitude and your performance? I call it framing.  It can help you.

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What Can You Learn From a Meerkat

Have you ever tried to eat a live scorpion? I hope not. But if you ever want to try, get a meerkat to train you.  Adult meerkats have to teach their young pups how to dismantle a live venomous scorpion and then eat it. They’re a great model for.

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The View from the Cheap Seats Can Ruin Everything

“Is the view pretty good from the cheap seats AJ? In the 1995 film, The American President, Michael Douglas plays President Andrew Shepherd facing a tough challenger for re-election.  His Chief of Staff and long-time campaign manager, AJ, played by Martin Sheen, advises the President to take on the.

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Telling Isn’t Coaching

Do you ever wish you could simply tell your people what to do and then have them actually do it. We’ve all been there.  Sometimes telling people works.  More often than not, if you want to improve your team, coaching is required. A lot of people in business like.

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The Case for Emotional Decision-making

Do you make big decisions using logic, or emotion? We’ve been taught not to let emotions cloud our decision-making. But there’s a big difference between making an emotional decision and making a rash decision. As humans, it’s impossible to strip emotion from our decision-making. Nor would you want to..

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Are You Wearing Yourself Out in Your Own Business?

If you’re an entrepreneur, odds are, you’re tired. People often become entrepreneurs because they want more freedom. Yet in the quest to make money, many entrepreneurs work longer hours and treat themselves worse than any boss would. As both the doer and the supervisor, the entrepreneur gets two jobs,.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Resilience Muscles

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.” It was inspirational when Winston Churchill said it.  But for most of us, mustering the courage to go on in the face of failure is not easy. My ancestors braved war and famine, but.

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