According to the History Channel’s program “The Universe – Light Speed” …. Laura Danly, Griffith Park Observatory Curator in LA: Because it takes time to travel, we’re able to look back in time, the further out we look in distance, … Continue reading
Are members of your staff like oil and water – not mixing well enough to become a team? As a manager, you’ve seen the stress involved, and are not immune to their feelings as well as the pressure from your … Continue reading
Questions are your most powerful tool in gaining rapport. Questions give you control of the conversation and help steer the direction of the conversation. As a presenter, questions can help you improve your presentation. As a boss, they can let … Continue reading
For hours today I was at my computer trying feverishly to clear out my inbox. Some of my ‘unread’ emails I had already taken care of [thank goodness, although there were not nearly enough of those], some had to be … Continue reading
As I was watching my two dogs … a 58 lb. 10-year-old basenji-shepherd-touch-of-lab that is not very assertive. and a 40 lb. 2.5-year-old female corgi-terrier mix. I thought about how well they get along now … and how it was … Continue reading
Think of one specific word that makes you smile — remember to say aloud that word when you feel tension and stress rising in your body.
Next time you feel your defenses rising, ask yourself “why?”,then “which means?” & end with “how does that make me feel?”. Honesty is key!
Do you allow others to influence your decisions by limiting your understanding of conflict source, or ultimate outcome?
Remember this scene from “The Sound of Music” … It’s Maria’s [Julie Andrews] first evening dinner with the Captain and the children. Earlier that day the children placed a frog in her dress pocket. Instead of chastising them, she took … Continue reading
How many times have you been dissatisfied with an outcome, only to have someone else present a totally different perspective? Would you be able to maintain the optimism that this gentleman did under his circumstance? A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and … Continue reading