How is Your Get Along IQ?

By Arnold Sanow

How’s Your “Get Along” IQ? Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 5 on the statements below:  1-Never2-Almost never3-Sometimes4-Almost always5-Always How often do you...  ____ Listen to others attentively, even when you disagree?____ Boost good feelings in others?____ Project a positive presence?____ Expres

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Rev Up Your Rapport

By Arnold Sanow

Rev Up Your Rapport  Arnold Sanow, MBA, CSPwww.arnoldsanow.com  Rapport can be defined as “bringing agreement, harmony and accord to a relationship”. Isn’t that what we want in our connections – to discover points of mutual interest or common ground, reach agreements, live and work together in harmony and enjoy interactions along the way- with

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Language, Words and Phrases that Destroy Relationships

By Arnold Sanow

Language, Words, and Phrases that Destroy RelationshipsArnold Sanow, MBA, CSPwww.arnoldsanow.com speaker@arnoldsanow.com    Certain words and phrases block connections cold and at the same time can make people steaming mad  Here are some tips on language, words and phrases to avoid: You – If you tell someone “You did

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10 Ways to Get Along Better with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere .

By Arnold Sanow

It’s not just what is said that is important, it’s what’s not said that derails relationships. Say what’s on your mind. People aren’t mind readers. Before you walk a mile in my shoes, you need to take off yours first. Everyone see things through different lenses. We all came from different backgrounds. Our “rules” are based on what we

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The Servant Leader

By Janice Fortman

Are you a Servant Leader?  Do you want to be considered a Servant Leader? What is a Servant Leader? A Servant Leader is a person who has a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. The servant-leader is servant first.  According to Robert Greenleaf of the Center fo

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10 Ways to Manage Stress When You Visit Your Mom or Adult Daughter

By Janice Fortman

Visualize a relaxing scene when you visitBe well rested before your visitPlan the subject of your conversation beforehandSet a realistic goal for the visitBe well rested before you visitGive and receive a hugWalk away from unnecessary conflictConfront your feelingsBelieve in the power of forgivenessCount your blessings

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Become A Visionary Leader

By Janice Fortman

A visionary can be a person with a vivid imagination. They are usually open minded and have a positive attitude. They are creative, innovative, futuristic, transformational, empowering, and can motivate and inspire.They usually think outside of the box and are not afraid of change. They can come from all walks of life, all races, all ages and either both male and female . Artists, engineers,

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It's All About The Way You Communicate

By Janice Fortman

Have you had a conversation with someone personally or professionally and they misunderstood what you meant? Your verbal communication and your non-verbal communication may not match. The belief is that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice, and 7% is the actual words spoken. People watch your face when you are speaking and take cues about how they sho

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Declan Kisses

By Patti Vasquez

Someone asked me once “What is it like raising a special needs child like Declan?”No one had ever asked me such a direct question about my little boy who was born with a tiny piece of his brain missing. He cannot speak, is physically challenged, intellectually delayed and he will never live independently.Without hesitation, as though I had been waiting for someone to ask me a q

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How Career Change After 40 Brought Me To Costa Rica

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How my husband and I picked Costa Rica for our post-corporate life is a question we get a lot.There are very practical reasons that I have already explained in past blog posts, including why Costa Rica is a good real estate investment, why Costa Rica is good for our gig-based new retirement, and why we love coming to Costa Rica.Costa Rica also builds on key elements we had a

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