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“Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.” ~Donald Tubesing I have a friend who loves chili peppers of all kinds. The hotter the better. Nothing makes him happier than to eat a bowl of [...]
Posted: May 13th, 2013 under Job Performance, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: how to handle stress, productive stress, stress junkie, thrive on stress, thrive on stressful situations
There is an expression, “lead, follow or get out of the way”. Unfortunately some leaders have a different version: “lead, confuse your followers and get in the way”. Instead of helping their team members along the road to success, these leaders become the biggest roadblocks to success. These are people who never quite comprehended the [...]
Posted: April 22nd, 2013 under Job Performance, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development, Risk management.
Tags: get out of your way, human roadblock, lead follow or get out of the way, lead follow or move out of the way
There is something that most toddlers do that is a good business practice. They ask “Why?”. At a certain stage they ask why to just about everything. “Johnny put a coat on.” says Mom. “Why?” ask Johnny. “Because it is cold outside.” Mom replies. “Why is it cold outside?” queries little Johnny. And so it [...]
Posted: April 1st, 2013 under Job Performance, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: ask why 5 times, toddlers ask why, toddlers asking why questions, why ask why
Has anyone ever asked you this question? “Hey, do I need to dial it down a bit and be less outgoing to be a good leader?” I have never been asked this question. But I have heard this next question or something similar and I bet you have too. In fact you might even have [...]
Posted: February 26th, 2013 under Job Performance, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: introvert vs extrovert, introverted leader, introverted people, introverted personality
The client was late providing their training materials to the team. Jonathan, the project manager was only mildly alarmed by this delay. The reason he was not more upset about the delay was the fact that he and the team had seen the training materials before and because the requirements called for only minor updates [...]
Posted: January 28th, 2013 under Job Performance, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: on the defensive, pointing fingers, throwing around blame, trapped in finger pointing, victims of unclear communication