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Often the Most Underestimated Skill

Being able to endure like a wildebeest should be one of the most admired and desired skills. The person who wins is often not the fastest or the one who comes in first, but the one who is willing to endure and finish the race. We al…

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Thank you to our loyal readers

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7 Secrets in Becoming a Better Communicator

Communication is hard, very hard – even when you are good at it. So how do you improve become better at communication. Well, it all actually begins before you speak. Start by actively listening and showing respect to the speaker.
How do you do that? Well, focus on the message, sympathize with their feelings, try and really understand the facts being conveyed. Here is how I think you can master the 7 elements of talk:

Listen with total attention to the other person and don’t […]

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The Fine Art of Communication

It’s time to hit the campaign trial!
I am not referring to Ferrell and Galifianakis in the movie “The Campaign” that was released last week, but rather the “other two” that are on their presidential campaign trail. I travel a fair amount (about 165,000 miles a year) but can’t even begin to fathom the millions of miles they must travel. (I do suppose it’s a tad different in Air Force One compared to Southwest Airlines, right?)
OK, so this is not a political post. My Weekly wisdom […]

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7 Steps in Creating a Great Plan

As I started writing this post I had to take a moment to reflect on the passing of highly respected author last week.
Stephen Richards Covey (79) died on Monday July 16th after complications from falling from a bicycle in April. Covey was in my opinion one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership. He was an American educator par excellence, a multiple times New York Times best selling author, and a great motivational speaker. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Among the […]

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What do you do when you are tired?


What happens when your body and mind is exhausted but you know you must push on?
Our physical condition and fitness provides us the bodily energy we need to press ahead while our mental fortitude is the drive that keeps our mind on track when our reserves start running on low.
Therefore, it is vitally important that you develop ways to continuously build and strengthen your mental tenacity. Although it’s hard for most of us to commit to regular exercise, we all know what we should do […]

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A Gracious Supervisor

Supervisors often get a bad rap. Everyone has something to say about why their supervisor isn’t managing the people in their company or group as good as they should. Well, it’s true that not all people make good supervisors, but it’s also true that it’s hard to manage.
So what are the qualities of a great supervisor? Well, adding a dash of thoughtfulness, understanding, and consideration really goes a long way. People tend to feel more comfortable around someone that has a graceful attitude. That is […]

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Learn to Say “No!”

To ensure that you are maintaining a high level of efficiency you need to focus on getting things accomplished by consuming the right amount of resources and energy to get the job done. This usually means you can do everything and therefore you need to get into certain habits that will make you more effective.
Saying “No” is definitely a quick, although not always that stress-free a response. Here are however 10 easy habits anyone can adopt:

Ensure each day is scheduled.
Ensure every task is prioritized with […]

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