A Santa with a Cause

A Santa with a Cause

A Santa with a Cause Santa Clause is a great example of the importance of having a cause. His whole existence is for others and one day; Christmas. Without a cause bigger than yourself, you will either be self-absorbed or lack direction for your life. How to Embrace...
41:  What Greatness Looks Like

41: What Greatness Looks Like

  Last week, President George Hubert Walker Bush “41” passed away. Hearing all the tributes to this man inspired me to write this article. 41: What Greatness Looks Like:   UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY • He married his high school sweetheart and took...
Three Types of People

Three Types of People

THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE GIVERS- TAKERS- MATCHERS   1. MATCHERS Most people are matchers; they are willing to share as long as others do the same.   2. TAKERS These people automatically think of themselves first. They consider their interests ahead of others...
What To Do When You Are Confronted

What To Do When You Are Confronted

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED (A Good Follow-Up on Resolving Conflict) Five Rules to Follow:   1. Don’t Get Defensive We tend to defend ourselves.   2. Thank the Person For Coming Directly To You Yes, thank them! They could have complained to others...
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. ...