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To Push, or to Pull

Feb 15, 2018

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)

Feb 12, 2018

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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Communication – Part 11

Jan 16, 2018

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 11 – Non-Face-to-Face Communications My initial reaction to thinking about having difficult conversations through a non-face-to face…

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Communication – Part 10

Jan 12, 2018

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 10 – Make It Memorable             If you need to have the same difficult conversation with the same…

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Communication – Part 9

Jan 9, 2018

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 9 – Words to Use in Uncomfortable Conversations My experience in having successful, albeit difficult, conversations relies…

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Communication – Part 8

Jan 5, 2018

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 8 – Words in Employee Communication I have noticed an increase in articles about the use of…

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Communication – Part 7

Jan 2, 2018

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 7 – Tone in Uncomfortable Conversations Probably in no other conversations is tone more important than when…

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Communication – Part 6

Dec 29, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 6 – Tone in Employee Communication When learning to use the Bible as a tool in managing…

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Communication – Part 5

Dec 26, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 5 – Body Language in Uncomfortable Conversations I’ve elected to discuss the use of body language in…

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Communication – Part 4

Dec 22, 2017

Author’s note: this is part of a long blog series on our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Feel free to look back on previous blogs and explore previous material on communicating and how you can communicate better. Part 4 – Body Language in Employee Communication Who would have guessed the Bible to be a fantastic…

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