Errors In Discussions

I’ve observed numerous mistakes in Conversations for Accountability while coaching executives. Some of the most common of these include not agreeing upon goals to be held accountable for, not clearly asking for what you really want, and not giving enough specific detail for the other person to recognize what …

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Be Honest With Each Other

Give real trust to other important people. If you really can't trust them, you have to think about breaking them. If he or she says the opposite sex is just a friend, you have to believe that it is true. Understand that he or she will never walk for the …

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Invest In Large Sums Of Money

While dollar cost averaging is the best way to systematically invest your savings, it doesn't address a common situation of deciding how to invest a large sum of cash. Nobody wants to invest at the wrong time, but you must remember that market timing is a game that nobody can …

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Reflect On How You Are Unique

There are many ways to live your life. Each of us is unique, and the life path we choose reflects this uniqueness, amplified for better or worse by luck and circumstance. Stop and think about where you are now at this moment in your life and reflect on the path …

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Where Does Your Time Go?

If you are working long hours, chances are you are not at the peak of your own personal work limit curve. Most people recognize when they’ve fallen into the negative progress area of the curve, but in my experience, very few people notice when they have just fallen into …

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Well-Being

Remote workers tend to be happier. One survey by TINYPulse, an employee-engagement company, found that remote workers scored an 8.10 on a ten-point happiness scale, compared with 7.42 for all workers. Remote workers also take fewer sick days - though that wouldn't automatically mean they’re healthier. If you …

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The Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard, which was created a dozen or so years ago, is probably the most popular system of company operations measurement and performance evaluation. The concept was born at the beginning of the 1990s. The Balanced Scorecard combines financial and nonfinancial measures and gives managers a quick and comprehensive …

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Model for Motivation

There is a traditional model among researchers when it comes to our understanding of self-discipline and self-motivation. So what is the traditional model? Well, you're actually very familiar with it. That model is the one that involves providing incentives to someone so that they will pursue a given course of …

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The Rich and the Poor

In the world’s most affluent society in all of history, very, very few individuals ever achieve a position of being able to live off the resources they have accumulated. The vast majority are dependent on government, relatives, or charity, or they must continue to work in order to have …

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The Hill of Influence

The Hill of Influence is a tool each person can use to notice his or her own level of participation in a meeting and a tool the leader or facilitator can use to reflect it back to the whole team. It’s like a mirror for group dynamics that helps …

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Children Who Come from Hard Places

What do we mean when we say that a child has come from a hard place? A child from a hard place has a history of abuse, neglect, or other trauma. The trauma might have occurred before or during birth, during an early hospitalization or medical experience, in a natural …

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Worthy Of Being Loved

First of all, let’s get the most important thing out of the way: You are most certainly worthy of being loved. I believe every human being is afforded this right. We deserve love—platonic, familial, and romantic love. And more importantly, we deserve a type of love that respects …

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Your Best Partner Is You

The wholeness we are all seeking does exist. Only it’s not where we think it is. It’s not to be found in the outer world. We can only find it in ourselves, in our own inner core. Everybody is born with it, but hardly anybody can remember it …

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Winning Is Contagious

Through their confidence in the team, leaders can set an emotional tone and shape expectations that produce initial wins. Winning certainly puts people in a good mood. Then emotional contagion kicks in to spread that mood and reinforce positive expectations. Winning begets winning.

Moods are catching, especially among people who …

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