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Think Like An Explorer

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Please follow and like us: The key to being an explorer lies in what you do with your creative thinking ability and attitude allowing you to consider different points of view.  You, like the explorer looks for probabilities and possibilities also known as creative thinking skills: having the ability to create something new. Sometimes you […]

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Who are your 20-percenters?

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Please follow and like us: Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline said “learning organizations discover how to tap people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels in an organization, and are continually expanding its capacity to create its future.” Carrie Van Daele, author of 50 One-Minute Tips for Trainers said “knowledge + skill […]

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You Negotiate How?

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Please follow and like us: Leader A and Leader B is working on new job procedures for two departments.  Both Leaders have met several times to make sure implementation of new procedures will be a smooth transition for both departments.  They have been struggling over making this smooth transition happen.  Leader A is a play-it-safe […]

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You Negotiate What?

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Please follow and like us: “Am I comfortable negotiating in this situation?” “Will negotiating meet my need?” “Is the expenditure of energy and time on my part worth the benefits that I can receive?” Almost everything is negotiable.  Therefore, you must develop a negotiator’s mindset.  Look around you and see all you can negotiate because […]

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Stop

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Please follow and like us: Everyone is different. Even within your own culture, you are the only person with your exact outlook on life. Think of someone whose differences are hard for you to accept. What makes that person different? Think about the things that irritate you about that person. Now shift your thought. Imagine […]

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Run Interference For

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Please follow and like us: Interrupt and voice your opinion often, tell others how they should feel, do not listen, do not ask many questions, repeat yourself, and add a few unrelated comments. This list describes how not to promote discussion. An effective facilitator of an interactive meeting is aware of making absolute assumptions like […]