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Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

May 16, 2014 · No Comments

One of the great things about negative thinking is it fosters innovation. Finding improvements to already useful items is a sure sign of someone who is not satisfied. For example, why would anyone build a better mouse trap? An entirely positive person would be happy simply because they have a mouse trap! If it didn't work, it would be called the “Rat Buffet”. However, no one person is blindly positive. As humans, we always find things that need improvements.

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Are You Earning Loyalty or Demanding Loyalty from Younger Workers?

January 23, 2014 · No Comments

Managers across the business landscape are seeing a new side to corporate loyalty. Gone are the days of fresh faced employees hoping someday to get that clichéd gold watch after decades of service. A new perspective of employees looking out for themselves and letting the company worry about the company is more commonplace. Loyalty to a faceless entity is no longer seen as the logical choice for the new breed of employee.

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Can You Say “No” to “Yes” Men?

August 21, 2013 · No Comments

Last week we talked about no. This week we’ll talk about yes. It’s always good to have at least one person in your group with a negative mindset. At least one, no more than two. The point is to get a person who doesn't always agree with you. Having a dissenting voice allows you to see other sides of a situation. Even if they are wrong 99% of the time, the often will highlight areas where your idea may have problems.

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Do You Know About Saying No?

August 14, 2013 · No Comments

"No" is an important word. It's okay to say "no". For many people, "no" is a hard word to say. We've grown up thinking "no" is a bad thing. We've been conditioned not to say "no".

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