Monthly Archives: February 2016

One Trick Others in Your Office Don’t Know

Most of us spend a great deal of time measuring. We keep close tabs on sales, profits, rate of growth, and return on investment. In many ways, part of being an effective leader is setting up systems to measure everything … Continue reading

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Why Being Too Responsive Is Bad

Are you a highly responsive person? Are you so easily triggered that you respond in an uninterrupted A to B sequence that leaves no breathing room for hesitation, reflection and choice? How does a trigger actually work within us? Why … Continue reading

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Two Words that Will Kill Any Conversation

It doesn’t matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you’re in a conversation and you start your sentences with one of these words (or both), the message to your recipient is “You are wrong.” What are these … Continue reading

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Win the Big Ones – Let Go of the Rest!

The most common problem faced by the very successful executives I meet is wanting to win too much. Winning is, of course, not bad thing — quite the opposite. But the desire to win can become a problem, especially when … Continue reading

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Do You Choose Your Arguments Wisely?

The #1 bad habit of successful people is winning too much. It is easily the most common behavioral problem I observe in successful people. You might think this is okay. How can winning too much be a problem? Isn’t winning … Continue reading

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