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Dealing with Change

Finger pointing and griping rarely solve the challenges of dealing with change, but understanding others’ viewpoints is always a critical consideration. Here are two viewpoints – both right, yet very different!

A Message About Change
From Employees to Managers:

Like you, I’m learning that continuous change and life are one and the same. But some changes are a lot easier to swallow than others. I’m basically okay with doing things differently to keep up with our competitors. But I do reject those changes that are sometimes required because someone screwed up and didn’t think things through. Maybe if you asked my opinion a little more often, that wouldn’t happen.

A Message About Change
From Managers to Employees:

Maybe you see me as the instigator or “perpetrator” of change. If you do, to a degree you’re right. Sponsoring and supporting change is one of my responsibilities – and it’s an absolute necessity in order to keep our organization successful and protect our jobs. But besides being a source of change, I’m also a victim of it. And when it comes “rolling downhill,” I end up having to make as many adjustments as anyone else.


Walk Awhile in My Shoes

 
Today’s perspectives come from the two-books-in-one bestseller: Walk Awhile In MY Shoes

Gut-Level, Real-World Messages
From Employees to Managers
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We Love our Teachers

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Teachers inspire the smallest hearts to grow big enough to change the world.
~Paula J. Fox

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Heart of a Teacher Today’s quote comes to you from: Heart of a Teacher: A Treasury of Inspiration

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Give and Earn Respect in the Workplace

Give and Earn Respect in the Workplace
Everyone wants it, everyone needs it, but not everyone gets or gives it. The “it”
is RESPECT…and it’s something we all need to ratchet up in varying degrees.
And, here is a powerful reminder about R. E. S. P. E. C. T:

Recognize the inherent worth of all human beings.

Eliminate derogatory words and phrases from your vocabulary.

Speak with people – not at them…or about them.

Practice empathy. Walk awhile in others’ shoes.

Earn the respect of your coworkers through your behaviors.

Consider others’ feelings before speaking and acting.

Treat everyone with dignity and courtesy.


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Today’s success tips come from:
Start Right…Stay Right:
Every Employee’s Straight-Talk Guide To Job Success

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Getting Good at Getting Along

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Getting Good at Getting Along

 Let’s face it: In today’s tough economy, we need everyone working together and getting along!  Here are three important things to remember about “getting along”:

1.  Getting along involves action, doing, moving.
How are you getting along with that project? Is it underway? Is it going as planned? Are you stuck or stymied? Do you need to make adjustments? Are you on schedule?

2.  Getting along means relating well to other people.
How is the new guy doing? Does he “play well with others”? How is your team coming together? Is it a high-functioning group? Do you know how to resolve conflict when it arises? Can you collaborate and compromise effectively?

3.  Getting along is making progress toward a goal.
When people are in action and relating well to others it leads naturally and easily to achievement and success.


Passport: Do the Right Thing
Today’s success tips come from: Just in Time Series: Getting Good at Getting Alongby: BJ Gallagher

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Concentrating Your Energies

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Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
~Nido Qubein

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Learning to Dance in the Rain: The Power of Gratitude Today’s quote comes to you from: Secrets of the World Class: Turning Mediocrity into Greatness

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The most successful people

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The most successful people consistently ask themselves, “Is this the best use of my attention at this moment?”  ~David Cottrell

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Learning to Dance in the Rain: The Power of Gratitude Today’s quote comes to you from: Tuesday Morning Coaching: Eight Simple Truths to Boost Your Career and Your Life

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Want to Be a Great Leader Like Santa Claus?

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Want to Be a Great Leader Like Santa Claus?

Well here are a few leadership tips directly from the “big guy” himself:

  • Get your people involved in decision making, strategy setting, procedure development, and problem solving
  • Delegate extensively and avoid “micromanaging” them
  • Celebrate accomplishments and successes
  • Provide your folks with highly specialized training and other career-growth opportunities
  • Show interest in people’s work…and their lives away from work
  • Hold their coworkers accountable for doing their jobs so that your “super stars” don’t have to pick up the slack
  • Avoid punishing people for good performance (“You did such a good job handling that mess, the next time we get one, we’ll give it to you again.”)

Passport: Do the Right Thing

 
Today’s success tips come from: The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus: How to Get Big Things Done in Your Workshop…All Year Long

by: Steve Ventura & K. Kringle

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Change your brain

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As you change your brain, you’ll also change your life, by becoming more connected to your senses and feeling more alive. Your awareness will grow, you’ll be able to make better, more informed choices, and even appreciate the beauty you may have forgotten.
~Sondra Kornblatt

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http://blog.walkthetalk.com/images/better-brain-tn.jpg Today’s quote comes to you from: A Better Brain At Any Age

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How to Ensure Your Success

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How to Ensure Your Success

In order to achieve the levels of success you and your colleagues want and need, you must be focused and committed.  More importantly, you must turn your good intentions into actions; here are a few success tips to consider from 180 Ways to Ensure Your Success…And the Success of Others:

# 77: Record your commitments. 
If you are meeting with an individual or a team, always take notes indicating what you have promised to do.  Include details of your commitment, time frames, and contact information.  Then follow through.

#108: Use the PDCA improvement cycle. 
1) Plan an improvement.
2) Do – implement the change.
3) Check – measure success.
4) Act – make adjustments. 

Then, do it all over again!

#175: Think gray, not black and white.  
Things are not always good or bad, right or wrong – they are often somewhere in between.  Recognizing this fact will help you respond to challenging situations more appropriately – and with a more open mind.


Passport: Do the Right Thing
Today’s tip comes from 180 Ways to Ensure Your Success…
And The Success of Your Organization

by: Donna Long
 

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