Is Someone Shooting Down Your Ideas?

September 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Positive Attitude, Relationships 

ShootingDownIdeas A 300x212 Is Someone Shooting Down Your Ideas?Beware of the four gallingly com­mon strate­gies that peo­ple use to shoot down a person’s ideas. These tac­tics are all the more com­mon against a per­son who’s been iden­ti­fied as a leader within their organization…but why?  In the world we’re in, there are many peo­ple who unfor­tu­nately don’t like to think about how to solve a par­tic­u­lar issue. They’d rather do what is prob­a­bly the sim­plest thing a per­son can do.  Point out what may be wrong with an idea with­out giv­ing an alter­nate solu­tion for the prob­lem the idea is attempt­ing to address. I’m sure you’ve prob­a­bly never wit­nessed such a sce­nario. Read more

Let’s Do Lunch! (…You Call Me)

August 2, 2011 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: Networking, Relationships 

LetsDoLunch Lets Do Lunch! (...You Call Me)Some­times you have to choose between stay­ing in touch with a per­son and rarely ever con­nect­ing. There are many peo­ple I’ve met who will say, “Let’s get together for lunch or cof­fee”. Maybe even meet up on a Fri­day or a Sat­ur­day night at a regional club or restau­rant. What’s funny though about some of these peo­ple is that unless you call them, you never hear from them. Oh, they do respond to an email, text or phone call. But unless you’re the one ini­ti­at­ing the con­nec­tion, a long time will go by with­out an ounce of evi­dence that they even know you. What’s Read more

You Know What They Say About …Assuming

July 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Helpful Insights, Personal Development 

AssumeA You Know What They Say About ...AssumingI’ve been tak­ing a lit­tle bit of time off from the writ­ing to gather some of my thoughts. We all need that time to our­selves every now and again in order to recharge a bit. Recently, a friend of mine shared a poem she found online where the sub­ject was assump­tions and assum­ing things about peo­ple. I’m not sure who wrote it but I wanted to share this poem with you because I thought it was very well writ­ten and it could strike a chord with some­one who reads it. It did for me. Whether I was the per­son assum­ing some­thing about some­one or I was the sub­ject of someone’s assump­tion. Come on, we’ve all been guilty at some point or another of mak­ing an assump­tion about some­thing or some­one that turned out to be com­pletely false. Any­one who say’s they’ve never assumed any­thing about some­one else is either kid­ding around or sim­ply lying. Either to you or to them­selves because we’re sim­ply all just human beings. Please enjoy Read more

So You Think You’re an Expert

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Mentoring 

Some­times it appears as though there are a lot of peo­ple who revel in boast­ing about their exper­tise in what­ever topic they claim to be an expert in. This seems to be the case whether it’s cars, inter­re­la­tion­ship skills, clothes, arts and crafts, or a sport. You name it; there will be an “expert” who can be found for it. Experts who can help oth­ers become bet­ter at that par­tic­u­lar skill or hobby. In today’s world of ultra-competition this can be a bless­ing for those of us who need to develop our­selves in one of those areas. But what does it really mean to be an expert? If a per­son chooses to become bet­ter at some­thing, and even­tu­ally be looked upon as an expert, hav­ing a basic under­stand­ing of what it means to be an expert will cer­tainly be help­ful in achiev­ing that goal. Read more

The Anti-Networking Process of the Five B’s

Networking Wrong 256x300 The Anti Networking Process of the Five B’sNet­work­ing or Anti-Networking, which one should you do? It all depends upon the results you want.  Burn­ing Bridges Before Being Built is also known as the “Anti-networking process of the 5B’s”and it seems to be affect­ing more and more peo­ple today than ever before.  Ok, I don’t have any sci­en­tific study that would sub­stan­ti­ate my last state­ment, but it seems like that recently with some individuals. 

Anti-networking is exactly as it sounds. It’s what peo­ple do when­ever they want to break­down or destroy their net­work. The biggest irony is that most, if not all, peo­ple who do anti-networking are not aware that they are doing it. Some­times they believe they are actu­ally net­work­ing rather than anti-networking. Go Read more

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