How Appreciation Creates Motivation

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Appreciation is the glue that holds relationships and friendships together.  The need to feel appreciated is so strong that the lack of appreciation is often cited as the reason friendships and romances fall apart. When you stop and think of your own relationships – it sounds about right. But what about in the workplace – […]

How To Create Trust In A Low – Trust World

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Do you think people are trustworthy? I like to think so – though there are many cases in my life where that proved NOT to be the case. Stephen M.R. Covey,  (son of Stephen Covey of  7 Habits of Highly Effective People fame) studied trust for his book Smart Trust and he believes people ARE […]

How to Give Criticism and Still Be Friends (Podcast Episode 11)

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           I know I don’t really respond well to criticism. I’m not sure who does. Who wants to be criticized? But taking criticism is necessary if you want to get better – and giving criticism is necessary because it is often part of the job. The word criticism has a negative connotation to it. So […]

The Risks of Not Taking Risks – (Video Podcast 004)

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In this, the fourth podcast (but the FIRST video podcast) I discuss risk taking. It turns out that people near the end of their lives are more likely to regret NOT taking risks than taking them. It is the road NOT taken. What have you thought about doing but worried that it was TOO risky? […]