Archive for February 2018

Miscommunication

I struggle to communicate. I’m sure that’s the reason I am always compelled to write about communication issues. I am a poor communicator.  And when I hear stories about communication issues, I’m drawn to them so I can see how I stack up in comparison and to see what I can do to learn to…

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Niche Market

Should you be the best at one thing or good at many things? Personal Commitment I remember as my children were growing up, they all came to the point that they had to make a decision.  They were involved in so many activities that they did not have time to get good at any one…

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Being the Person of Influence

Do you envy the person at a meeting that when she speaks, everyone stops and intently listens? Do you wish when you spoke, everyone would listen to you and act accordingly? I often wonder what it is about certain people who have this remarkable influence over others. It’s not that they are conniving anyone, tricking…

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To Push, or to Pull

Push-Pull In business, you either manage people (push), or you lead people (pull). For an example of which is more effective, a rope is often used as the defining metaphor.  You cannot push a rope, but you can pull it.  Therefore, it is better to lead people (pull) than to manage them (push). This often…

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Just Say Yes (or NO)

In our current culture, many people seem to lose one of their most important, instinctive behaviors. The behavior I am referring to is the use of the word “no.” The Business World In the business world, many fall victim to saying “yes” to unreasonable schedules, agreeing to time-eating committees, and accepting projects for which you…

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