Archive for September, 2008

The Glass Ceiling…

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read, “Sarah” by Kayleen Johnson, you might want to pick up a copy and read. She is an excellent example of giving back to the community and serving others. Sarah Palin is making a difference in the male-dominated world and went head to head with the previous powerful governor of Alaska over issues having to do with ethics and openness in government. She doesn’t back down from adversity when she knows she is right and that what she is right about is for the betterment of society. What are your thoughts?

Rid Those Negative Feelings…

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Do you have a behavior that you don’t like about yourself? When I wrote “The Art of Managing…, I was talking about our hidden Self…it’s the other side of us that we don’t want others to see. Working on Self as helps you rid those negative thoughts and feelings. “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert supports my belief. She says, “People who want to change behaviors or overcome fears, need only to vividly visualize themselves behaving in the desired way and eventually without conscious effort they will simply begin to behave differently.” I truly believe that when you replace those negative feelings and thoughts with positive, you inevitably end up helping everybody.

The Power & Skill of Negotiating

Monday, September 1st, 2008

This year I met Lorna Hines who is a Real Estate Consultant who teaches and coaches effective and efficient dialogues for buying and selling homes. She said, “The power of negotiating is the ability to walk away; and, the skill of negotiating is never having to.” What a profound concept. I learned long ago that the best negotiators are those who do not damage the relationship between the parties. In August 2007, I had the opportunity to talk with Coach Bill Walsh who told me that his success came from the fact that he maintained relationships throughout his life, even when negotiating with others.