Why It’s Smart to be Direct When Communicating

Why It's Smart to be Direct

Why is it smart to be direct when you communicate?

The answer is simple: Interacting with a person who is not honest and direct can be frustrating. When an individual  states their position in a direct manner, honestly, and with tact and diplomacy is far better. Below are seven reasons why it’s smart to be direct when you communicate and why direct communication should be encouraged in your company.

When You Communicate With Someone Who is Direct  

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On Success – Are YOU Capable of Bringing Home the GOLD?

BringHomeGold

Want to achieve personal and professional success?

Of course you do!  Then take a look at these similarities of Olympic Athletes and a dynamic business professional.  [Read more…]

How to Deal With Negative People — The Princes and Princesses of Pessimism

Negative People

All of us have come across negative people. For them, negativity is the driving force in their lives. When they go home at night, they complain about their customers, their jobs, their bosses, and the traffic. Then they park themselves in front of the TV and tune out the rest of the world. When it comes to making plans for their future they simply don’t because they are stuck wherever they are, which is usually in their own minds. They consider themselves “victims” of whomever or whatever. Sadly, they do not realize that thinking of themselves as victims of their world keeps them feeling oppressed and holds them back from professional accomplishment and personal happiness. [Read more…]

Go After the Big Fish- Three Sales Lessons From a Stingray Experience

 
Stingrays are generally docile and will swim close to divers and snorkelers. I experienced this just last week while on a much needed vacation in the Cayman Islands. I confess, I was really scared of them at first – especially the really big ones like the one below. But when I saw other people enjoying the experience, I overcame my fear. When one swam up to me I  held it in my arms, hoping it wouldn’t react to the pounding of my heart and my shaking hands.

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Avoid Negaholics

Avoid Negaholics

Seems like every time I write about negative people, I get lots of hits on my site, and “forwards” of Monday Morning Motivation. It’s no wonder, there are a lot of really negative grumpy people out there these days. [Read more…]

How to Know you’re On the Right Motivational Path

Guest Post by: Doug Dvorak

Motivational Path

It can be easy to lose your way in life. One day you can be perfectly clear on where you want to go and the next day you suddenly feel lost and lack true motivation. If you want to know you are on the right motivational path that will take you where you want to go, make sure you are doing the following: [Read more…]