Everyone wants to win the praise and admiration of others. It’s only natural. That includes securing a solid reputation, being singled out for a job promotion, or earning the respect of folks “who matter.” But some people go to such great lengths to look good that they don’t realize what they’re compromising in the process…. [Read More]
Archives for May 2022
Do You Know Your Blind Spots?
Compliments Are Not Always Helpful
People like compliments. I get it. But what if you send the message that you only want good news and positive feedback? In fact, you want folks to tell you that your ideas are brilliant, your actions are flawless, and you’re as perfect as perfect can be, thank you. Unfortunately, fishing for compliments is not… [Read More]
What Works Better — Obedience or Commitment?
It’s an age-old question: How do you motivate people to do what’s right? For instance, you want your employees to be industrious and effective contributors to your business and your kids to be thoughtful and productive members of society. But what’s the best way to achieve that goal — control or empowerment? In other words,… [Read More]
Put on Your Big-Boy Pants and Deal with It
Everyone’s asked to do things they disdain. It may be attending a function with folks you don’t like, standing in for someone who’s on vacation, or eating food that you despise. But because you’re a grown-up, it comes with the territory. So, put on your big-boy pants and deal with it. The reality is everyone… [Read More]