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Think Like An Explorer

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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 need to challenge your mental […]

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Who are your 20-percenters?

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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 = mastery.”  Without mastery, an […]

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You Negotiate How?

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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 negotiator and Leader B is […]

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You Negotiate What?

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“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 it is how you use […]