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08/18/16

When it comes to recession mentality, don’t always listen to the voices in your head

This is an old story with a powerful message.

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07/21/16

Want to make better business connections? Remember names

I recently did a weekend retreat for a professional services firm. Prior to the event there was a considerable amount of pre-work with the organizers to make sure that we hit the targets that needed to be addressed. In addition, I made the extra effort to go on their website and look at the bios and pictures of those who would be in attendance. By the time of the event, I knew each person’s name and a little bit about him or her. Needless to say, the ability to connect on a personal level with each individual in attendance got us off and running in a very positive way.

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06/23/16

The dangers of ‘business as usual’ (Don’t be a monkey!)

The most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review dedicated a great deal of space to “innovation.” It is an area that is more critical than ever to the success of a growing business in today’s rapidly changing, extremely competitive environment.

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05/25/16

How leaders should show employee appreciation

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” — William James, the “father” of American psychology You will note that William James did not speak of “desire” or “wish.” He said “craving.” Even though his words were spoken many years ago, they hold as true today as ever.

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04/21/16

Principle number one: ‘Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.’

The title quote is the first principle out of 30 from Dale Carnegie’s classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People. All of the other principles are positive: be a good listener; give honest appreciation; make the other person feel important; try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view — the list goes on. It’s interesting to note that the only principle that says, “DON’T,” also happens to be the first one.

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