Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dialogue vs. Discussion

By Graeme Nichol

Have you ever sat in a meeting where everyone is busy giving their point of view and trying to prove why they are right? Where no one is actually listening or trying to understand other individuals̢۪ points of view. The alternative meeting format is where everyone listens to and agrees with the meeting leader. No one contributes or adds ideas, they are just compliant.

Breaking Through the Barriers

By Maria Boomhower

You've tried everything, you've listen to the experts, in frustration you shout out, "Why can't I seem to figure this out?" This can be stated for many areas in life, whether you are working on health, finances, business, improved communication skills or relationships. Quite often when we start out on the path to change one or more areas of our lives, we hit stumbling blocks and set backs.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Anger Management Online Book

Anger as an emotion has a significant impact on the lives of so many people. For some, formal anger management programs might be mandated by the courts or other agencies.

Anger Work - a workbook for men (PDF format,  49 pages)

Me, Angry - a resource for women (PDF format, 36 pages)

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Key To Success: Build Those Relationships!

Powerful relationships are the key to effective work environments, and goal attainment. Powerful, healthy relationships are the pulse behind any great endeavor and achievement. It must never be forgotten that every organizational structure, flow chart and arrangement ever conceived, merely represented the relationships which formed these structures. It is said that genius is often found in that which is simple. What can be more simple than treating your people as partners in the creation of business success.

Dissolving Conflict Through Reframing

Reframing is looking at the situation with a new set of eyes. Its asking your self if you have a clear picture of the situation and of what is happening around you.Many people get so caught up in a situation that they take on the other persons issues as their own. When you can remain calm, take a step back, you can ask your self, am I seeing this issue clearly or can I look at it differently?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Career Advice: Career Success Requires Management Of Change

article by - Ramon Greenwood

Change is certain and constant. Benjamin Franklin would have been wise to add "change" to his adage that "death and taxes are the only certainties of life."

We are inundated every day with new relationships, new ways to do things, new expectations and new information. The total of all knowledge doubles every five years. It has been estimated that 75 percent of all current workers will need retraining by the year 2010; today's high school graduates will have to be prepared to change jobs or careers at least 10 times in their lifetimes.

Antagonists And Fear

article by - By Maria Boomhower

It is important to have your own values, beliefs and understanding of the world around you and not let fear take hold of you.

The quote, "My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." By Michel de Montaigne, has been repeated many times by different authors. It drives home the point that sometimes we can be our own worst enemies.

The statistics show, that 80% of our thoughts are negative and most are repeated.