Power v. Force II

Power v. Force II

3 Ways to Respond to a Perceived Threat with Power versus Force, Part 1 1.  Depersonalize the Attack When people judge, criticize, blame, or attack you, it’s more about their insecurities than it is about your identity.  The specifics of the attack...
Power v. Force II

Power v Force I

Power v. Force: The Introduction “Force always creates counterforce, its effect is to polarize rather than to unify.  Polarization always implies conflict…inevitably it produces a win-lose dichotomy and because somebody always loses, enemies are always...
10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 6-10

10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 6-10

Practices #6 – 10 6. Focusing too much on yourself. Attain insight into your level of egocentrism by going back through your emails to see how many times you use “I.” Expressing that “The report looks good” instead of “I think the report looks good” takes the focus...
10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 1-5

10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 1-5

Do you ever receive very lengthy emails that only needed a few bullet points?  Have you ever become emotionally triggered by something someone said in an email?  Do you find yourself drowning in a sea of cc’s all day long?  Everyone has a bad email...
Overcoming Self-Doubt

Overcoming Self-Doubt

How do I know if I’m doing a good job at work? People often compare themselves with others in order to gauge their own successes and achievements.  This is a trap because they’re making up a story with very limited information about someone else’s performance....