Today’s life is at such a fast pace, that we don’t seem to give our full attention to anything. However, those with great people skills always give their full attention to whoever they are talking to at that time. How do you feel when someone gives you their full attention? Valued, special, often eager to [...]
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Sometimes it seems we are on this endless treadmill that just seems to go faster and faster, with more and more happening at work and at home. We hear people say “I just don’t have time to think”. And yet, I have never heard this from a truly successful person. They protect their reflection time [...]
With credit to Mike Dooley… Most of us have tried to control other people… and failed. Of course, you can’t control other people. Not even a little; not a smidge. Every man and woman is their own sailing vessel powered by their own thoughts, emotions, and imagination. You can’t improve their smile, nor even add [...]
Many Olympic athletes have incredible stories of perseverance and overcoming adversity. Here are two quotes from Muhammad Ali that sum this up… I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses [...]
Most people would like to get better at something they do. The first step to the next level of performance is usually gained by addressing what you have been avoiding. So what are you avoiding that means you don’t get the results you want? What barrier seems to be in the way that means you [...]
It’s all well and good telling your employer that you have an O’level in computer studies, but that doesn’t hold much water if you learnt on a Sinclair Spectrum back in 1986.
Often, you will need to set out to achieve a goal without any clear idea of how it will be done.
“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr Seuss
Given the opportunity to understand how his oftentimes painstaking and pedantic ways affect his colleagues, and then given the tools and encouragement to make positive changes, Eeyore could be perceived very differently. With a different communication style alone, his valuable contributions to the team would be recognised as beneficial and potentially indispensible.
The next morning, the tea master did as he had been
advised, and waited. The soldier stopped and stared…
and then bowed and apologised and walked away.
How can this help you with your management?