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Resolving Conflict – Part 2

Resolving Conflict – Part 2

12 STEPS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT  7. SPEAK THE TRUTH RESPECTFULLY Speak truth, but with love (Velvet brick). 8.  ATTACK THE PROBLEM, NOT THE PERSON Don’t use “you” statements; use “I” statements. 9. DEAL WITH SPECIFIC AREAS, NOT GENERALIZATIONS Specifics will help the...

Resolving Conflict – Part 1

Resolving Conflict – Part 1

12 STEPS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT  1.  LEARN TO EMBRACE AND RESOLVE CONFLICT Not by flight or fight; be proactive. 2.  ADDRESS YOUR ANGER APPROPRIATELY Don’t make it worse by your actions. 3.  SEEK UNDERSTANDING, NOT VICTORY Learn to listen. Your goal is not to win. 4. ...

Before You Enter The Shark Tank

Before You Enter The Shark Tank

Examples of everyday Shark Tanks Board Meetings, Sales or Bank Loan Presentations, Potential Investors, Book Publishers, etc.   1. BE PASSIONATE Passion is contagious.    2.  BE PREPARED If you shoot from the hip, you might shoot off your foot.    3.  KNOW THE NUMBERS...

Sizing Up Leaders; 5 Questions to Ask

Sizing Up Leaders; 5 Questions to Ask

What determines whether a leader is strong or weak? Asking these questions may give you the answer!   1.  Does the leader have growth potential? A.  Are they the real deal? You can’t reach your potential trying to be someone else. B.  Do they play to their strengths?...

13 Behaviors of Excellent Leaders

13 Behaviors of Excellent Leaders

IF YOU ARE A LEADER; LEAD WITH EXCELLENCE!   1. Talk Straight. Let people know where they stand.   2.  Demonstrate Respect. Treat everyone with respect.   3.  Create Transparency. Err on the side of disclosure.    4.  Right Wrongs. Make things right when you are...

The G.O.A.T.

The G.O.A.T.

I have always been a huge Saints fan, and last night I was excited to celebrate my favorite player. Drew Brees, the Saints quarterback, broke the record for career passing yards which makes him the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). Not only is Drew Brees one of the best...

Vulnerability Cures

Vulnerability Cures

Do you struggle with being transparent and authentic?  Try these vulnerability cures to strengthen your relationships. 1 Admit when you are wrong 2 Ask for forgiveness 3 Don’t be a know it all 4 Ask questions if you need clarity 5 Share your weaknesses 6 Ask for...

THREE MAIN CAUSES OF RELATIONSHIP CRASHES

THREE MAIN CAUSES OF RELATIONSHIP CRASHES

As a leader with people reporting to you, your day revolves around relationships.  I want to share with you what I believe are the three main causes of relationship crashes in the workplace. FAILURE TO HONOR AND RESPECT OTHERS Everyone deserves honor and respect. ...

10 LESSONS I WISH I KNEW 20 YEARS AGO

10 LESSONS I WISH I KNEW 20 YEARS AGO

If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?  A recent study showed that people wished they had risked more, reflected more, and done more things of significance; things that would live on after their death.  On a recent vacation, I took time...

Five E’s For Execution

Five E’s For Execution

  Working with many organizations throughout the years, I have found they struggle with executions; getting things completed and done on time.  Here are five things to help you execute at an expert level. ENGAGEMENT  You must bring passion to any project in which you...