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Feedback: The Fuel of Champions

Warning: This is a “put on your big-boy pants” blog. Ahead are ego-challenging, non-sugar-coated statements. Many people are challenged to take feedback even in a business setting: “I try to do the right thing and…

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Tips to Tame E-Mail

– Read and respond only to those messages directed to you. – If you are only copied, the message is informational only. If you are…

First IQ, Then EQ, and Now PQ

IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, measures our basic mathematical and verbal intelligence. EQ, or Emotional Quotient, measures our emotional awareness, both of ourselves and others, as…

In Memorium, Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey, Herald of Good Habits, Dies at 79 By DOUGLAS MARTIN As appeared in The New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Stephen…

Triage: Can You Walk The Line?

Triage is a medical term for the process, in an emergency or disaster, of separating the injured into three groups:  1. The hopeless or those…

You’ve Got to Lose Sleep at Night

“If you don’t take losses (errors) seriously, if it doesn’t really bother you, I don’t think you are going to be a great leader. You’ve…

Six Powerful Principles of Persuasion

1. The Rule of Reciprocation: “We try to repay in kind what another person has provided us.” People tend to return a favor, thus free…

Peter Drucker on Leadership

Often at night I will read for a few minutes to quiet my mind, to fill my subconscious with productive or inspirational thoughts for the…

Myers-Briggs Doesn’t Lie, I’m an Introvert

Do you have to be an extrovert to be a leader? Jack Welch, famed former CEO of General Electric, once said to be a CEO,…

Opportunity Meetings

Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. “All one can hope to get by solving a problem is to restore normality. All…