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April 29, 2014
9 Keys to Making Difficult Conversations Easier for Everyone

Difficult conversations are a part of the fabric of life whether with a friend, family member, co-worker, employer, employee, spouse, or your child.  The longer you avoid such conversations the more problematic the issue may become and the potential for a higher emotional charge in the conversation increases.

Since you will have difficult conversations, I think you would want them to be helpful in the end.  Here are 9 keys for having helpful, even productive, difficult conversations.

9 Keys to Making Difficult Conversations Easier for Everyone
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April 1, 2014
A Secret to Staying on Top of Your Day (and it’s not what you think)

We all know that action plans can get hijacked by brush fires, provided we have a plan in the beginning.

Your emotions can also hijack your plans, decrease your engagement significantly, and cut your productivity (consciously or unconsciously).  Emotional issues are created when you allow happenings to “upset” or disappoint you during the day.  If you don’t do some regular emotional cleaning and clearing, these things may build up over time.

A Secret to Staying on Top of Your Day (and it’s not what you think)
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March 11, 2014
12 Secrets for Spring Cleaning Your Approach to Meetings

Get out the brooms and dust pans and clean up your meeting leadership.  Although necessary for communication, meetings are carried out in notoriously messy ways.  They generally have poor return on the time invested and frustrate participants.  As a result, people HATE meetings.

Unless these items are the stated purpose, focus, and agenda, don’t use any meeting time to:

  • Catch up on social issues or world events.
  • Take care of personal business.

Here’s how to do a Spring cleaning on your meetings.

12 Secrets for Spring Cleaning Your Approach to Meetings
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