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Lead with Vision AND Heart
September 29th, 2017 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

I’ve read articles lately on how leaders should approach their business decisions.  Most were all business focused, business driven and business implemented.  My suggested three-step approach is different: “Think from the outside in, act from the inside out.”™ What does that mean?  It means as you try to make the best decisions, or act in the best interest of the business and those an outcome will affect,  “Think from the outside in.”  Bring in from outside of yourself all the facts,  subject matter experts’ input and any information that may impact a potential outcome. “Act from the inside out.”  Now that you’ve looked

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How Are Airports Sabotaging Our Relationships?
May 18th, 2017 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

Are we sabotaging effective communication, relationships and taking away needed down time? I recently had business travel that brought me through the Minneapolis airport.  I had heard it had been updated and was wonderful.  I was eager to check it out. When I got there, I was famished and decided to look for a nice place to sit down and eat a relaxing meal.  That’s when it started.  Every restaurant I could find was set up the same way.  No matter how many were in your party, you each sat down having an iPAD right in front of your face. 

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Be the Difference
June 14th, 2016 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

BE the Difference Have you ever felt like every time you attend a workshop it’s because you need to be “fixed?” If so, you’re going to the wrong workshops. Instead of telling you what needs to be fixed, I’m telling you that you already have what it takes inside you. All you need to do is refine it a little, and recognize it to use it more effectively. How many times have we been told we “can’t” do something? As my daughter once said, “What if Helen Keller would’ve believed it when someone told her that she was just another

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Is Forgiveness Effective Communication
June 14th, 2016 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

Forgive and forget? Not as easy as it sounds. Most people have a relationship in their lives, business or personal, that has suffered because of something another person has said or done, or we think they have. Why don’t we talk about it? Some people have already decided that nothing would change, so why bother. They decide to take the easy road … do nothing. The challenge is that while they are doing nothing, the situation really is doing something. It is hurting you emotionally and, what may surprise you, it’s hurting you physically, too. In January of 2014 the

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Lessons for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – Remember, It’s HOW You Say It!®
March 4th, 2016 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

n Leadership, and effective communication in general, it’s not just what you say, It’s HOW You Say It® Politicians have known this for years. So why did both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall so far short? For the first time I can remember, people are complaining loudly about both political party’s candidates. Why? A politician is “supposed to be” of the people, by the people and for the people… all the people. They should aim to instill a sense of confidence, fairness and project a sense of honesty and trust. We should feel they represent our interests, and the

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Make a V.A.S.T. Difference – It’s HOW You Say It
May 31st, 2014 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

Make a V.A.S.T. Difference – It’s HOW You Say It ℠ V. Valued A. Appreciated and Accepted S. Secure T. The way you communicate with someone and the way you’ve treated them has formed the history that they take with them into future interactions with you. What’s happened in the past will impact how they perceive you in the present and future. Has HOW you’ve communicated with someone built the relationship so they feel secure with you? Have you avoided the reasons that make people feel disconnected from you (see previous blogs on this site)? Have you used a supportive

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Make a V.A.S.T. Difference – It’s HOW You Say It®
April 14th, 2014 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

Make a V.A.S.T. Difference in Your Relationships V. – Valued A. – Accepted and Appreciated S. – Secure T. – Trusted In the previous weeks, I’ve described how to make a “V.A.S.T.” diffence in your business relationships. It’s by not only effective business communication itself but also the four approaches mentioned in these blogs. Today, let’s take a look at the last one – TRUSTED. If you don’t have trust in a relationship, business or personal, they will never feel valued. Have you shown that you won’t try to blindside or undermine them? Do you trust them? Can they tell

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It’s not WHO you are, it’s who you ARE that counts
March 31st, 2014 | Blog, Communication, Leadership

Make a V.A.S.T. Difference – It’s HOW You Say It ℠ V. Valued A. Appreciated and Accepted S. Secure T. The way you communicate with someone and the way you’ve treated them has formed the history that they take with them into future interactions with you. What’s happened in the past will impact how they perceive you in the present and future. Has HOW you’ve communicated with someone built the relationship so they feel secure with you? Have you avoided the reasons that make people feel disconnected from you (see previous blogs on this site)? Have you used a supportive

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