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What’s goin’ on?

Earlier this month I hung out on the patio of a favorite restaurant and noticed a common phenomenon. At one table there were many people talking, few listening. For awhile people were really fired up, yet after time people gave up and sought attention elsewhere. Although this prompted me to watch awhile while it reminded .. read more

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On September 17th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

I Believe

I believe there are people who like to hear themselves talk, and people who would rather they wouldn’t. I believe people are important. Moreso than tasks. I believe leaders are folks who inspire us. I believe we make decisions from our gut rather than from our head. The majority of the human race falls short .. read more

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On August 24th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Who is counting?

I grew up in an old house where we put the bedrooms all on the second floor – 14 steps from the first floor and another 3 steps from the bathroom. Yes, I counted those steps every time I used them. Counting steps improved my vision in the wee hours of the morning when I .. read more

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On August 18th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

5 Strategies of Managing Conflict

I discovered some great information recently after googling “5 Strategies of Managing Conflict”. I knew the strategies yet wanted more perspective on using them. This is what I found from Wright State University. Conflict Management Strategies Taken from Wright State University’s College of BusinessThere is a menu of strategies we can choose from when in .. read more

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On July 20th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

What Style Communicator are You?

There are 4 communication styles prevalent among us. Here is a brief overview of them. See which you can relate to. D – fast paced, demonstrative, the Doer. Likes decisive people, wants people to be confident and direct. Results are important to them. I – fast paced, values feelings, the Interpersonal guru. Very social, wants .. read more

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On July 19th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Productive Networking Comes from Connecting

As with technology, when two business networking sources connect, power is unleashed.Nothing tells this more readily than my networking meetings today. A Columbus LinkedIn connection agreed to have coffee with me after I reached out by saying simply, “Hey, we’re both in the LinkedIn GETDOT group and I don’t think we’ve met. Want to?” Being .. read more

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On July 19th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

There’s Power in New Information

Over the past week I’ve had a hitch in my step. It’s been lifting me out of my seat and into motion. It’s been inciting my attitude toward enthusiastic conversation and bringing me into motivational sharing. All because I’ve been reading. Sure, I have been reading fluently over the past 10 years (ever since I .. read more

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On July 15th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by 2 Comments

Are you good? Yes. Can you improve? Of course.

There is no time like now to improve our communication habits. When so many other things are outside of our control, spiralling downhill and causing us concern, one thing we can manage is our communication habits. Of course it is so positive-sounding to come at this from a What Works perspective. Yet when I do .. read more

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On June 12th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Unexpected Gifts

Eventhough my reactions may vary, I enjoy getting gifts, whether expected or not. When the gift is expected, (birthday, holiday, achievement, formal recognition)there is heightened anticipation of what level of choice the giver has made on my behalf. Is the gift personal, pertinent, whimsical, monetary, extravagant, sensible, etc. So when I encounter the moment, levels .. read more

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On May 5th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

‘Never Feeling Good Enough?’

'Never Feeling Good Enough?'

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On May 4th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by