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Leadership…in the making! Incredible perspective.

Two-Minute Tune-Up

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If you want a kick in the entitled pants, this documentary will do it for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIsQ0B43Q9Y

If you think this is just another, “eat-your-vegetables-kids-are-starving-in-Africa” post, maybe it is, but it sure helps me with perspective.

Complaints about family, school, work, or your country club? Call the third-world-country hotline or 1-800-get-a-clue.

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Whether in business or your personal life, speak for intended as well as unintended audiences.

Two-Minute Tune-Up

So many hurt feelings, betrayals, and communication issues occur because we expect other people to have the same sensitivities, preferences, and communication language that we do. Before we judge another’s motives, it might be helpful to review the following list:

  • Have you ever said something unflattering behind someone’s back…primarily because you thought you couldn’t say it to their face?
  • Have you ever been accused of being insensitive about something that seemed so innocuous to you?
  • Have your motives ever been misunderstood?
  • Have you ever avoided someone to prevent a confrontation?

We are all trying to get around the block with the least amount of pain. The growth challenge is to learn about perspective differences before we judge.

Give peace a chance.

photo courtesy of lucacix.diviantart.com

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Seek first to understand…

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Even if you have been thinking it for a long time. Especially if you have been thinking it for a long time.

Ever run into a brick wall trying to reason with someone? So frickin’ frustrating!

Ever notice that sometimes you are the brick wall? Especially when someone dares to have a contrary opinion to yours?

It’s taken a while, but I am learning to say, Tell me more about that, or That’s interesting before I start my reBUTtle. Consequently, I have found out I am wrong more often than I thought; improving, only because I was willing to peek over my brick wall and discover an overestimation.

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