Direction, or directions?

The best executive is the one who has the sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt 1858 – 1919 Do you want to be a better manager, parent or relationship partner? If your relationships with your employees, co-workers, friends or relatives aren’t what you’d like, here’s a good way to improve: ask yourself this question: “Do I give direction, or directions?” That question may sound too simple or too subtle, but the answer could lead to a huge change in the way …
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Praise or criticism

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Proverbs 9:8 At a networking function a few years ago, the developer of a product related an incident where he was offered feedback. The person giving the feedback asked the developer if he wanted praise or the truth. The implication was both daunting and clear: do you want me to tell you how great the product is, or do you want me to be honest? The developer of the product responded that he wanted the truth. Then, he said, he braced himself for the …
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Listen and Grow Rich

People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share Sounds Of Silence Simon and Garfunkel In 1937, Napoleon Hill wrote the classic Think and Grow Rich. Many people credit Hill’s book with changing their lives. Think and Grow Rich is just as valuable today as when it was first written, because the principles of living a better life don’t change. The tools and techniques change, but the core principles remain the same. I’d like to discuss a simple technique that will greatly enrich anyone who practices it. Employing this technique will help you in …
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