Don’t forget to Network at Work!

  Networking at Work!   There has been quite a bit written about the value of networking. I have material and coach on a very specific area I call “Surgical Networking”. There is also another niche to your networking that some do not pay enough attention to.  That is networking and relationships at work. Again, it should be a conscious activity and a bit broader then what is the case with surgical networking. In networking at work you also want to be seen by others as a willing engaging person willing to help. It is still a two way street. Benefits to relationship networking at...

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Networking value from master – Harvey Mackay

  Tip of the week – Networking - A reminder from Harvey Mackay Every week I follow Harvey Mackay’s email newslettter. It always has something in it for me to ponder and use. This week is no exception…here is what he had to say this week… “If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts. A network replaces the weakness of the individual with the strength of your network. You don’t have to know everything as...

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Be in the Moment and be Present! – Tip 201

  Be in the Moment   Ok, you got me hear, this one at first glance is a leap of faith but it really works! I am going to play with our minds for a moment. There are a lot of mind games we play or that are played on us. Some are negative and some that are positive. Brian Tracy in his book “Goals” talks about “we are what we think about” in his discussion about goal setting and in making real sustained change in our lives. What we think about should be a conscious proactive thought and we need to be present or in the moment. In work he speaks about thinking...

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Tip 199 – The Awesome Power of Pause

  The Power of Pause For years I have maintained that when you use the pause in your communication a number of things happen and usually all at the same time. Finally there are a number of resources available that speak to the power of the pause. In his book  “Pause Principle” Kevin Cashman asserts truly effective listening and therefore powerful communication requires one to utilize the pause before speaking. In real time when you pause you look attentive, like you really are listening. You look professional and genuinely interested in the conversation because you are...

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Facts about Listening

    Little known Facts about communication: It might surprize you to know that the most commonly used skill in communication is listening. Some studies put listening as high as high as 50% of the overall communication. If that is true then why are we only now starting to see material written about listening. The answer, as simple as it sounds listening is not easy to master and up to now teaching effective listening has not been the “sexy” thing to teach. More importantly, as simple as it sounds effective listening is not as easy as one might think. aUntil recently you...

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Good Karma Reduces Stress – Tip 185

  Create good karma for yourself, which is simply thinking differently about you, those around you and your life. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s…respect yourself, respect for others, and responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Don’t let a little dispute injure and loose a great relationship. When you realize you’ve made a...

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