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Touch That Snake! –for a better career, life, whatever!

How Mastering Fear Advances Your Career Why Grabbing Snakes Does You Good All Hail Fear! Fear is the underlying drive to everything that you do in life. It’s your emotional brake and accelerator. It stops you (mostly) from doing stupid, dangerous things and it’s why you’re on top of the food chain.  Fear keeps you … Continue reading

Why the Smartest People Say “NO”

by Kevin Ashton   [edited by Duff Watkins] World famous psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Mike C. as he’s known in the trade) once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting things about his project was how many people said “no.”Management writer Peter … Continue reading

How To Control A Conversation

How to Control A Conversation by Alan Weiss In our business, language is everything.  Language controls discussions, discussions control relationships, and relationships control business. Too many consultants (and professional services providers) engage in conversations without any goal or objective, as if merely “chatting up” someone will lead to business.  That’s like sailing out into the ocean … Continue reading

How To Sleep Your Way to the Top

    Ever since I left psychiatry and joined the corporate world, I’ve heard many self-styled, pseudo-macho Corporate Warriors (all males) brag to me about how little sleep they need. Nonsense. Every time you don’t get the sleep you need, your body builds a sleep debt. Your body’s strict accounting tracks your sleep debt hour-for-hour. … Continue reading

Your Organisational Crutch (…and how to get rid of it)

See this chair? It’s an organisational crutch. A makeshift, temporary, poor, pseudo-solution to a real problem. That chair– and things like it– limit your productivity. You’ve probably got one too.  (An organisational crutch, that is.  And possibly a chair too.) This chair is found in the home of productivity expert, Dr. Jason Fox (whom I heartily recommend; www.drjasonfox.com). … Continue reading

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