Your Explanatory Style Explains Your Success: The Choice is Yours

The assumption is that our workplaces, our schools and our winning sports teams operate on the conventional belief that success results from a combination of talent and desire.  When failure occurs, it is because either talent or desire is missing.  What we are discovering is that there is another important factor that influences our behavior.  You can get more of what you want from life by turning to a power that is available to...

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Taking Inventory–Teach You About Yourself

“….being let go from a company I’d been with for 10 years, took a big bite of my dignity.  The assessment package did truly validate my capabilities and competencies.  I was wary at first, but the findings admittedly were a big boost to my ego and bolstered my confidence at every stage of the job hunting process.” Engineering Manager He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.  Anon In much the same manner that climbers of...

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Making Connections: What is Your Profile?

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. Gail Godwin No greater burden can be born by an individual than to know none who care or understand. Arthur Stainback After the young manager was seated in my office, I asked him why he was referred for coaching. He paused and responded defensively, “I can answer questions at work even if my back is turned….I don’t need to be facing the...

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As a Boss, How Do You Measure Up?

People don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses!! “I am requesting coaching for one of my department heads.  Four of his eight subordinates are ready to quit.  Do I replace four people or one?   I don’t want to replace four.”   Division Head of International Satellite Corporation “….to assume, as I once did, that advanced degrees or high IQ scores automatically equal “business smarts” has often proven an expensive error in judgment… I do not...

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