Anonymity Dilutes Accountability

By David Horsager

A major way to increase accountability is to reduce anonymity. There is a reason that crime is less per capita in small towns; people know each other. They know what each other is up to, and they talk. They know who is at the bar and whose car is parked outside of that persons house all night long. While gossip is certainly a negative; small town accountability can promote higher characte

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On Humor...

By Andy Weisberg

On Humor Aside from the occasional sarcastic remark or the passing around of a Dilbert cartoon, humor has not been an important part of the American workplace. But the increasing popularity of comedy clubs, "Humor Consultants" and medical reports suggesting laughter should be more of a priority all make it clear that businesses should get the message. Humor is the great equali

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On Creativity...

By Andy Weisberg

On Creativity Today more than ever we are required to be creative. From solving managerial problems to coming up with new product ideas to inventing yet another process, the demand is real and increasing. Without tools and processes that can help break the restrictive patterns of selective thought well continue to work only with what exists now, and miss the joy of releasing our

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It's Not About the Ping-Pong Table

By Andy Weisberg

Its Not About the Ping-Pong TableSuccessful, progressive companies such as Nike, Rollerblade, and Google are well known for their creative work environments. And many others, in their desire to emulate the success of these companies seek to create fun environments of their own. In the process, however, they make a common mistake: instead of making the real effort to transform the work

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Lead, Follow, AND Get Out of the Way!

By Brad Raney

Title: Lead, Follow, AND Get Out of the Way! How to Build a Great Sales Team!2009 was a trying and difficult year for businesses of any size. Regardless of the industry, product sales suffered greatly last year. This left many companies in the catch 22 of having to downsize even in the sales department just to survive the economic landslide of 09. Organizations were

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Overcoming Awkward Situations In Public

By Dianne Sikel

By: Quita Jackson ABC-Channel 15 Phoenix, Arizona Unless you never leave your house you are bound to deal with an embarrassing, awkward moment in public. So how do you handle it? Dianne Sikel , a Phoenix Consultant & Communication coach, says the bottom line is that these moments are simply little mistakes... that we have to give ourselves a break. Sikel says its important to

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How to write sound bites for your presentations, interviews and speeches

By Benny Morris

How to Create Great Sound BitesBy Dr. Benny MorrisIn our hustle bustle society no one has time to listen for long. You cant tell them your full story up front. People want a capsule of information delivered in a few seconds that is hits their sweet spot or hot button. So if you get the chance, an opening to present, pitch, persuade or cajole someone you better make it good. You

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Peolpe Get an Annual Physical, Why Not Mental and Emotional Check-Ups?

By Benny Morris

Self-Help Equals Self-Analysis? Why? We have been talking about the egoic mind or the false self and the stories we allow it to create about us. I want you to take this weekend and really think about your (soon to be) old story that has limited you, blocked you and robbed you of a future you deserve. Write about it in your journal. Write about the person in the story of which you identify yo

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The Sabotage Test

By Benny Morris

Self Sabotage Test Take my test and check which apply to you.1.__________I worry about appearing stupid so I dont ask questions.2.__________I want to be perfect and if I am not I feel worthless.3.__________I get distracted easily and have trouble focusing on what is important to me.4.__________I get moody and irritable often.5.__________I waste time on unprodu

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Six Ways To Make People Like You

By Ty Bennett

When it comes to books about networking, building relationships or dealing with people, the undisputed classic is How To Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie wrote the book in 1936 and it has been read by millions of people since.One of the great realizations in the book is that although some people are more extroverted or affable, dealing with people is a learned skill that anyone

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