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Our minds can work in an “either/or” fashion, i.e.: Good/Bad Better/Worse Health/Sickness Richer/Poorer You get it.  I look at such contrasts in a linear fashion.  At one end is the area I aspire to.  At the other is the one I don’t. Chances are we are faced in one direction or the other. So, I […]

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A GREAT STRATEGY FOR GOOD LEADERS: LEARN YOUR LEARNER

I’m reading a book by Pete Carroll. He says one of the great strategies for good leaders is to “learn your learner.” Here’s the concept.  Everyone is different so everyone learns differently.  He teaches his coaching staff to expect differently.  He expects his coaching staff to be flexible in accordance with the styles of their learners. In other […]

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DON’T GO PASSIVELY INTO THIS WEEK – “HAPPEN” TO IT!   

Some people want it to happen.   Some people hope it will happen.   Some people make it happen.  Happen to the world!  Starting your week, have you determined how you intend to “happen to the world?”   A lot of us start our weeks open-minded.  We wait to see what opens up to us.  What situations […]

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ADVICE ON RECEIVING BLUNT FEEDBACK

Jim VandeHei CEO of online media company Axios. VandeHei noted that feedback is essential.  Sometimes it comes out of the blue and is expressed bluntly.  He gives five pieces of advice on receiving “blunt” feedback.  His advice is in bold, and my thoughts follow. 1.  Listen.  The best thing to do with direct feedback is to stay quiet and […]

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