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Who Says You Can’t Get People to Change?

Even though all progress is the result of change, very few people like change. It rocks the boat. It upsets the apple cart. And it feels uncomfortable. So most people spend most of their lives chasing after “security.” They’re chasing after emotional, relational, financial, or occupational security, but they never seem to get enough. Of course, they never will. General …

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Giving and Taking – 5 Keys to Better Relationships

In a Wichita State University survey, employees rated a manager’s “thanks” as THE MOST motivational incentive of all. Unfortunately, 58% of the employees said they rarely received a personal thank you. From the employees’ points of view, their managers were takers. They took their employee’s efforts but didn’t give much recognition in return. Author Dr. J. Allan Peterson discovered that …

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Judgement Versus Understanding

For years I taught an intensive five-day, fifty-hour course in Interpersonal Communication. It would start on a Wednesday run every day, from 2pm until midnight, until the following Sunday. It was a powerful experience and I would put my whole heart and soul into teaching it – doing everything I could to help the participants make quantum leaps forward in …