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No “One Size Fits All” Rule Exists to Substitute for Critical Thinking Skills

My business is real estate, the ownership and management of apartments. At the highest conceptual level, the business is about creating value in the hearts…

Five Things Happy People Do More Than Others

1. Live an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ Appreciating the many small moments of life, saying ‘thank-you’ on every possible occasion, acknowledging the people in our life and…

Questions for the Chair

1.What differentiates The Collier Companies from the competition? Entrepreneurial Passion Commitment to Principled Profit, Social Contract, and Main Street Values 2.   What qualities make an outstanding…

Dan Pink & The Puzzle of Motivation: The science of human motivation; the dynamics of extrinsic motivators and intrinsic motivators.

www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation/transcript?language=en The following is a summary of Dan Pink’s TED talk and contains extensive quotes and paraphrasing: The THEORY of incentives is that if you want people to…

Self as Instrument II

It is very difficult to observe anything and not impact it. Our mere presence has an impact, our words linger in the psyche of others…

What are your Power Phrases?

Power Phrases are short, snappy, slogan-like sayings that you can use to keep yourself on track, to focus your energy, to quickly connect with your…

Are You a Waiter or a Grabber?

In the famous Marshmallow Test, 4 year olds were given the choice of instant gratification via immediate consumption of a marshmallow or waiting 15 minutes and…

Do You Suffer From Vergaderziekte?

Vergaderziekte is a Dutch word meaning “meeting sickness”. It is estimated businesses waste an average of 20% of their payroll on bad meetings, the equivalent to sending…

Why Affirmations Work

Affirmations work because properly done (present tense, positive, personalized), they bolster our self- concept— the collection of beliefs we hold about ourselves. Affirmations also can…