Commit To Mutual Support, Double Your Success

I saw the above in a random post this morning.  I’d like to take that 2% and up it to the 20% reminder Pareto’s Law conveys. Shape it how you want to, 20% of the people in your life cause 80% of the problems, 80% of your time goes to 20% of your customers, etc.Continue reading “Commit To Mutual Support, Double Your Success”

No.

“No” is a complete response. I had the great pleasure of spending sometime this week with a friend and colleague, Deborah Siegel, PhD.  While talking with Deborah, she shared something amazing. She said she has a place in her office where she marks down when she says ‘no.’ So why is saying no a bigContinue reading “No.”

What Is Beneath The Surface?

What is beneath the surface of your decisions?  Do you even consider what the motivators might be for deciding and acting the way you do?  While “critical thinking” is a fairly common term and practice, what about “critical awareness”? Critical thinking involves looking into data, etc. when pursuing a decision or outcome.  Critical awareness takesContinue reading “What Is Beneath The Surface?”

Ratty Transgressions

There are all types of very important, official sounding words to describe group/team conflict dynamics. We can talk about proportional or perceptual conflict, but what it all boils down to on most occasions when conflict goes from productive to toxic is what I like to call “rats in a cage conflict.” “Rats in a cageContinue reading “Ratty Transgressions”

The Cost Of Failing To Act

Have you ever found yourself hesitant about making a decision and/or taking action on an item, a plan, or even something you are thinking of saying to someone?  Of course you have.  It is called discernment and it is an excellent tool to utilize.  However, there is a huge difference between discernment and failure toContinue reading “The Cost Of Failing To Act”