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IMPORTANT THINGS WHICH YOU SHOULD NOT TOLERATE IN BUSINESS OR ELSEWHERE!!!

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Dishonesty, untrustworthiness, and absence of respect are all problems arising out of an absence of integrity or the existence of immorality (lying, stealing, deception, and cheating) on the part of the leader or employee. If a human does not have integrity then you should minimize contact with them as much as possible. Trust or integrity is the bond which makes good relationships possible so if you don’t have the bond then the relationship if any will be dysfunctional.

Boredom and mediocrity often exist together and humans with either trait should be avoided as much as possible because they are stagnating and not making any progress towards selfimprovement and a better life.

Negative or pessimistic and toxic or severely flawed humans mean much trouble and they just create toxic environments to be living under so avoid them or get rid of them as much as possible.

Unhealthy food, drink, relationships, and habits should be excluded or avoided as much as possible, especially if you want improvement in yourself and others.

Undependable, incompetent, and unorganized humans should also be avoided or excluded as much as possible because they will introduce too much chaos in your life.

Angry humans and those filled with regrets should also be avoided or excluded as much as possible unless you want to live with confrontational aggressive drama humans and those who live too much in the past and don’t have useful plans for the future.

Remember that you can’t control humans who are out of control and there are many other things over which you have no control over. So learn to ignore, avoid, or exclude what you can’t control as much as possible.

Learn the basic fact that some humans and circumstances should simply not be tolerated and proceed courageously to avoid or exclude them from your business or life.

 

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CHECK LIST FOR HIRING CONTRACTORS!!!

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Checking for licenses and being wary of low ball bids are just two of the things which are important when wanting to hire a contractor. Moneytalksnews.com gives 11 more important things to check out before you hire a contractor. This is an excellent article for all those interested in improving their home or hiring any professional for that matter.

http://www.moneytalksnews.com/13-steps-hiring-contractor-who-wont-rip-you-off/

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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS!!!

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To be successful in business you basically need to be in almost total control of yourself and that means being emotionally intelligent or being in control of your emotions with an ability to communicate well with humans. Surrounding yourself with confident, competent, talented coworkers and workers and networking with successful humans is vital for business success in the long duration.

Not everyone in business wants to be a leader in management but if you want to manage then there are the important things which you must know about emotions, career, employees, coworkers, communications, and bosses. Geoffrey James gives a pretty comprehensive detailed list of what is important to know under the listed categories. Here is a link to his rather comprehensive article on the “secrets” to business success.

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/37-secrets-only-successful-people-know.html

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MANY WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TOWARDS BUSINESS SUCCESS!!!

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There are internal and external motivators. You are in charge of your internal motivations but it is also very important to have external human motivators who push you in the same basic direction that you want to go.

The best motivator is to surround yourself with competent talented humans who share in your vision of what your company should be. You can’t succeed alone no matter how confident you are or how much you believe in yourself so surrounding yourself with confident, competent, and talented humans is essential for long duration business success.

You must understand what your weaknesses and strengths are and hire personnel who complement your weaknesses and make for an overall strong company. The other approach is to minimize your weaknesses by personal effort but this is time consuming, there is no guarantee that you will succeed in strengthening your weaknesses, and in business time is of the essence so hiring someone with strength in your weak category is often the smartest quickest approach.

Perhaps the second most important motivator is an ability to remain optimistic through some failures which are inevitable in a growing business enterprise. Understanding that failure is an opportunity to learn what not to do is very important in any enterprise. If your vision is clear and functional then most failures will not put your company on the verge of bankruptcy.

Motivating yourself to overcome the fear of failure or pushing yourself into decisively acting in the face of some uncertainty is vital to business success. Remaining confident and decisive in the face of adversity and beyond is essential in any growing business. Believing in yourself and your vision is important to maintain, especially at times when it seems almost everything is conspiring against your success.

If you have emotional intelligence then that is very important but to stay motivated you need good role models to learn from. Read about successful entrepreneurs and imitate their good points and network with other successful entrepreneurs who can give you some important vital advice on what to do and who to further associate with. Business ultimately is a human enterprise and you need relevant input from other successful business humans.

Consuming healthy food and drink, getting enough exercise, and enough sleep is vital to staying in peak optimistic performance mode.

Geoffrey James gives an extensive list of how to stay motivated in a business in this link.

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/57-ways-to-motivate-your-inner-entrepreneur.html

 

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16 IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP TIPS!!!

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Hiding things from your employees leads to uncertainty or suspicion which is an erosion of trust and makes them less respectful. There may be a time to hide the fact that there will be massive staff reductions since revealing this too far ahead of time may lead to some very qualified workers leaving for a new job. Other than this very unusual situation it is never good to hide things from your employees.

Being empathetic is a major key of emotional intelligence. If you understand the emotional state of an employee and can address their problem appropriately they will respect you more even if you convey news to them which may not be that pleasant. If you show them that you heard them out and acted accordingly with proper empathy you will not break the bond of trust which should exist and there will be greater acceptance of a circumstance.

The new generation due to technology is rather poor in interpersonal social skills, have bad emotional intelligence, and have an inability to handle interpersonal challenges well. Get them to interact personally with peer groups or communities and network with humans in person as much as possible so that they benefit from older more socially experienced humans.

Face the truth no matter how uncomfortable it may seem to you. It can be the truth about yourself, your workers, your customers, or your product deficiencies. If your product is substandard and your workers are not performing well then try to address the problems and move forward courageously trying to fix things.

Know your own weaknesses and those of your workers. Find or hire workers who will strengthen your deficiencies and those of your workers so that the business moves forward with strengths in all the necessary areas of expertise.

Don’t be emotionally aloof and ignore your worker’s emotional needs. Emotionally intelligent leaders interact with their workers in an empathetic way and express an interest in their personal feelings and interests outside of work. The more that you know about your workers and the more they know about you the more they will admire and respect you and empathize back thus forming a more positive bond of trust with you. It will no longer be an “us” and “them” mentality which is not a cohesive psychological force in the workplace.

You are ultimately responsible for the quality of the work and the esprit de corps of your business. That means hiring competent workers, getting rid of disruptive or incompetent workers, and motivating workers to do their best on the job.

In today’s dynamic and uncertain business environment which is constantly changing the primary objectives or vision of the company should not get lost and should be repeated. Even though the personnel and structure may have to be altered or changed from time to time the primary focus or goals of the company should not change radically. If new software and new products results in customer dissatisfaction then the lines of communication should be open so that appropriate changes can be made in a timely fashion.

The most successful leaders are those who surround themselves with smarter workers than the leader himself. If innovation is a necessity then these smart humans can use their exceptional skills to try new approaches which will keep the company competitive and at the forefront of current practices. The insecure micromanager surrounds himself with workers just like him with limited skill sets which prevent them from contributing much to innovation.

Mentor potential new leaders during relatively long waiting durations for mundane tasks. Using your relatively long periods of inactive free time to mentor young workers is time well spent. Mentor your current workers with leadership potential and hire some workers who will become future leaders. Shaping and molding future company leaders is vital to the overall success of a company in the long duration.

 

Don’t dwell in the past telling new team workers how great your old team was. They will begin to wonder why you chose to leave if it was such a great experience. Motivate new team workers to work towards future goals without emphasizing your past successes too much.

Have a clear vision of the future, communicate it to your workers, and motivate them to work towards or achieve that vision with your guidance. Knowing WHAT workers are working for in unison is a great motivator.

Competent leaders with good character, emotional intelligence, and integrity are knowledgeable, trusted, admired, and respected and don’t have to force compliance to the rules with threats, intimidation, humiliation, and demands or don’t have to micromanage the workforce to get things done properly.

Confident leaders lead through values, vision, and vulnerability and arrogant leaders often lead with fear, threats, blame, and ego. Emotional intelligence evolves gradually with time based primarily on selfawareness and knowing whether you are motivating workers primarily with positive approaches or resorting to too many negative tyrannical or bossy techniques.

Look like a leader with businesslike sharp posture, clothing, and looks and not an overly casual or disheveled laid back posture and looks.

Practicing curiosity which is basically asking relevant questions and getting truthful answers stimulates learning, collaboration, and potential innovation which is becoming more vital in a rapidly changing business environment. Not being curious favors a judgmental, blaming, telling, and shaming approach to leadership which frustrates workers, creates conflict, and impedes collaboration, innovation, and understanding.

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27 THINGS WHICH WILL INCREASE THE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE!!!

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Unless you are a celebrity or the object of some human’s jealousy you will find that most humans don’t really care that much whether you got a new car or promotion. You really shouldn’t let other’s opinions of you guide your behavior, especially if they are lavishing attention on you hoping to get some benefit out of you. We all like to be praised by others but what is most important is how we feel about our situation in life personally and how competent we are in what we are doing.

Family, close friends, and humans in general who really care about you are far more interested in your personality and the quality of the human interaction rather than your accomplishments and possessions.

Arranging your life primarily in the pursuit of money will not make you happy in the long duration because how successfully you spend your time, energy, and money on other humans will really determine your state of happiness in the long duration. Paying attention to the quality of your life experiences and not just a quantity of money is the true source of happiness without any regrets in old age for being too myopically focused on wealth and not having lived a full balanced life.

Avoid debt as much as possible because debt incurred by profligate spending and investing in a job poor largely useless education in young adulthood will become a terrible financial burden for the rest of your adult life. Of course you can declare bankruptcy and live much of your life with a debit card existence.

Learn how to be more persuasive and learn how to acquire emotional intelligence which will be a great advantage when trying to influence other humans. You will learn how to communicate and change other human minds, instill confidence in others, and sooth their fears. This means being a powerful communicator and the potential to become a human leader in any profession if you also have a good memory for names.

Have integrity, be dependable and competent which means being moral and responsible for your own actions and consequences while treating others with as much respect as they deserve and helping those in need where appropriate. Guard your integrity jealously because trust and respect from others is impossible without it.

Prepare for the unexpected or have a plan B in mind if chaos breaks out. An emergency financial savings is the safety net when loss of a job, loss of spouse, or business failure surfaces to cause chaotic turmoil.

In business success means outperforming or being better than your competitors. If you are at the top then competing with yourself or becoming better at what you are doing is the key to remaining at the top.

Selfawareness or knowing yourself and realizing that others view you the same way is a big advantage when interacting and working with others.

Personal biases or personal opinions and beliefs affect the way that you view the world so it is important to understand that any decision which you make will be dependent on them to a large extent. When confronted with failure it is time to reflect and possibly modify or change those opinions and beliefs to ones that will mean success in future attempts at goal achievement.

Accept that the past can’t be changed. Live in the present courageously making plans for a better future yet to come.

Humans and ideas much different than your own are the source for creativity and possible enrichment of your life. You will learn more and potentially grow faster in your understanding of possibilities yet to be achieved.

Travel more or surf the internet visiting other places and cultures. New perspectives on business and life will refresh you and reveal new possibilities to take advantage of.

The truly successful have a passion for what they are doing and do it well so if you haven’t found anything to be passionate about then keep looking or take risks to find out what that might be.

An impulsive reaction influenced by anger or panic can ruin a lifetime of work in a relatively short duration so don’t let your emotions get the best of you when making important decisions.

Holding grudges consumes much time and energy holding on to hatred so try to forgive a stranger or family member if they have not been immoral.

Recognize that there is much that you don’t know. If you find someone more knowledgeable then try to delegate the relevant task. If you are confronted with a discussion where you lack sufficient knowledge then resist the urge to jump in and contribute and being foolish in the process.

If you are competent and believe in yourself the confidence will encourage others to believe what you say.

Everyone has a fear of failing but the successful ones overcome the fearful anxiety and move forward with action and don’t let fear restrain them that often.

It is good to have good role models or heroes whom you are trying to imitate or learn from. Not all the knowledge that you acquire will be useful in a rapidly changing technological era. Some new useful creativity will be your responsibility to discover and apply to new ever changing circumstances.

Avoiding crippling addictive bad habits like gambling, alcohol, drugs, promiscuity, pornography, and impulsive shopping will optimize your ability to function most effectively and efficiently at work and home.

Take care of your health by eating organic and getting enough exercise and sleep. Nothing will short circuit a successful career faster than failing health in your vital years.

Nothing is perfectly predictable and the good guys don’t always win in the real world. This sometimes means being content or grateful for what you have  so far rather than what you hope to have which doesn’t seem to be materializing for you.

Your happy optimistic attitude starts out as a conscious desire which soon becomes a good habit or the happy optimistic attitude unrelentingly repeats itself in your life as you live it.

You need to be honest with yourself and know your weaknesses as well as your strengths. Knowing your weaknesses you can either try to strengthen them with new knowledge and skills or you can hire humans who are not weak in your area to work for you if it is a business.

An opportunity may arise suddenly and it may seem like unexpected luck. Talent, the right useful education, and hard work is essential which qualifies you for an opportunity when it comes along even though sometimes there may be a desire to give up prematurely because no breaks or good fortune seem to be coming your way.

When you become very successful try to give back by supporting truly worthwhile causes such as wilderness conservation and restoration, sustainable research, and basic medical and biological research. You will be promoting the possibility of a better life for future generations.

 

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THE 10 MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DRIVEN AMBITIOUS SUCCESSFUL HUMANS AND THE REST OF US!!!

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They think outside the box or have a good dose of unconventional or innovative thinking and doing.

They surround themselves with supportive relationships and don’t waste time and energy with toxic or negative humans.

They are resilient in the face of failure and/or rejection.

They are internally motivated, have a vision, and follow it unrelentingly or passion drives them with an authentic belief in what they are doing.

They continue to learn and have learned many useful lessons from mentors and humans that they admire and tend to handle difficult situations similarly.

They have integrity and live by their core values.

They realize that part of what they are doing is swimming against the tide and they derive satisfaction in doing so.

They finish what they start as much as possible.

Fear doesn’t hold them back but are ready to take the necessary calculated risks.

They want their coworkers and followers to succeed too and do a fair share of mentoring.

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4 LAST MINUTE BUYING NEGOTIATING TRICKS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM!!!

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A deal is almost consummated and out of the blue the customer pretends to have cold feet, makes an unreasonable request, requests a last minute discount, and tries to delay finalization of the deal. These could be considered to be unfair tricks trying to squeeze out an even better deal at the last moment.

Some pretend that they are uncertain that it is still not the right time or right cost. This can be countered or reinforced with an argument that the return on investment or ROI makes timely cost effective sense to go ahead with the deal right away and at the estimated cost.

An unreasonable request should be answered with “That’s not going to happen.” followed up with the question “I guess you are not really interested in buying. Is that the case?”

Suggesting a last minute discount should be answered by stating that you don’t play games like your competitors do and your first offer is the best that can be expected.

Trying to delay a deal by a month or so can be combated by stating that the price will probably go up in a month’s time so it is advisable to act promptly.

***Last minute objections are basically countered with an honest statement that this is a business deal and not an auction with the deal going to the lowest bidder. We don’t play bidding games and try our best to give a customer the best deal for the money in a timely way and based on firm business principles considering a good return on investment or ROI.

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16 POSSIBLE SOURCES OF UNHAPPINESS AT WORK!!!

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The basic sources for unhappiness are a difficult job, bad management, bad coworkers, and bad personal work and coping skills. Here in more detail I outline things which can cause you to be unhappy.

Comparing yourself to others.

If you compare yourself to coworkers and find out that they are smarter than you, get more work done, have a better relationship with the boss, have a happier family life, do more exciting or interesting things away from work, have a new car or bigger house, and travel a lot then you might begin to feel inadequate and the comparison can begin to become a source of dissatisfaction and unhappiness for you.

If you try to imitate them then you may get into debt up to your neck and then you will really have a reason to be unhappy. Comparisons can be a source for happiness and pride in oneself if you are better than your coworkers but if not then comparisons are very frustrating and can cause much unhappiness.

Obsessing over things which you can’t control.

If you worry too much about a failing company because of outdated practices or bad management or worry too much about bad coworkers making your life miserable then you will be unhappy. You can’t control company policy nor bad workers so don’t obsess about it and make your life unhappy. Instead start preparing or looking for a better job elsewhere.

Overcommiting yourself or your team.

Making promises above and beyond the call of duty which you or your team can’t fulfill will often result in failure and disappointment which will definitely be a source of unhappiness.

Making excuses for mistakes and failure.

You may blame a mistake or failure on insufficient time, too hard a task, bad advice or interference from coworkers, and problems at home and not try to avoid making the mistake or failing again a second time. Trying to avoid responsibility for your own failed actions will be a source of ongoing unhappiness.

Hating others.

A boss or coworker may greatly offend you with insults, put downs, name calling, humiliation, and ridicule once in a while. If you can change this then take action and if not it is best to try and forgive and forget instead of wallowing in hatred wasting time, energy, and health while feeling unhappy.

Wallowing in past mistakes and wrongs.

Spending too much time thinking about past mistakes and wrongs inflicted on you will make you unhappy. Instead try to learn from your mistakes and wrongs inflicted on you and move forward with courageous optimism trying to avoid a repetition of a bad past.

Trying to “win” every argument.

Trying to win every argument is unrealistically trying to show that you are never wrong. It is best not to argue in the first place which is a primitive way of forcing your opinion on someone. Give in sometimes and concentrate on what is to be done next rather than doggedly standing your ground and both feeling unhappy about the circumstance.

Wasting precious time and energy on malice and gossip.

Sometimes unkind and untrue rumors are spread about a human. Ask yourself how you would feel if the same gossip was spread about you. More importantly find out if the doubtful rumor is true before you spread it further because your honest reputation will suffer and it will be a source of future unhappiness if it is not true.

Worrying what others think of you.

If you have integrity then there is no reason why you should worry if others think less of you and feel unhappy about it. You can’t change their thoughts and frankly it is not your business to read other human minds in the first place.

Blaming others or your job for your unhappiness.

If you feel you have a bad job and/or bad coworkers who are making you unhappy then make the best of it and start preparing for or looking for a better job. Ultimately you are making yourself unhappy because you should be in charge of your emotions. Dissatisfaction with a working environment need not make you unhappy if you don’t let it.

A messy work area.

A messy work area means less efficient work ability causing wasted time looking for misplaced paperwork and objects which can be a source for some unhappiness.

Not taking time to daydream, relax, exercise in place, snack, or meditate on the job.

Nothing is more stressful on the mind and body with possible premature burnout than working feverishly without taking any breaks. The bad emotional and physical effects of overworking can make you very unhappy.

Not getting enough revitalizing sleep.

If you don’t get enough sleep at night your tiredness will adversely affect your work performance the next day and can cause much unhappiness with more mistakes and failure than usual.

Procrastination or wasting time.

Procrastination may mean not meeting a deadline or making mistakes and failing trying to rush a task in the last few hours or minutes. Bad work results can mean much unhappiness and being labeled as being lazy.

Not setting priorities.

Some tasks are more important than others and should be done first. Not properly prioritizing tasks means less efficient working resulting in bad performance and much complaining from management which will make you unhappy.

Being rude, arrogant, mean, deceitful, and disrespectful.

These are just some of the many personality flaws which you may have which will destroy good relationships with coworkers and may eventually get you fired by management causing great unhappiness either way.

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18 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING INTO OR OPENING YOUR OWN FRANCHISE!!!

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Love of a franchise idea is not enough.

You may love the idea of indoor potted plants but think of how many humans in your town would love the idea and be willing to pay much money to get some which need periodic responsible care with watering, fertilizing, and proper lighting to survive. Buy or start a franchise with a proven track record of success as a viable business.

Never settle for low profit margins.

Double digit profitability returns are desirable but don’t go to the other extreme and expect 30% or greater profit margins.

Try to appeal to the affluent middle class.

The relatively poor patronize severely discounted products and services and you don’t want a franchise sensitive to economic downturns. Don’t try to compete with Amazon, Walmart, or fast food franchises who have the advantage of buying wholesale.

Your franchise should have growth potential both internally and region wise.

Your franchise should have relevance to more than just your immediate territory and be able to expand nationally and even internationally and an ability to expand or grow internally with new periodic offerings.

Owning your own commercial property is ideal.

Leasing can become expensive if it is not a very small property and can severely affect your profitability. Own your own commercial property if possible but don’t lose sight of the importance of the location of it.

Provide a unique experience for your customers.

If the experience is not unique and memorable it is just a commodity which will not be greatly prized by your customers and you will have plenty of local competitors.

An effective internet presence is mandatory.

TV and mail advertisements for small businesses are a thing of the past and an effective internet presence is vital so you will have to find a knowledgeable software expert to set up your website so it can be easily found by your customers and potential customers.

Your franchise will be a small business so be aware of these 11 basic drawbacks which have to be overcome.

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14 VALUABLE LEADERSHIP SKILLS OR CHARACTERISTICS!!!

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The essence of great leadership is an ability to set relevant goals, have excellent communication skills, and to be able to motivate or inspire workers to do their best with what they have. That being said here are 14 characteristics of a great leader:

They keep good communications going by encouraging workers to speak to them, asking questions, noting complaints, and creating a safe, secure, approachable atmosphere where workers are not afraid to speak up when they feel it is necessary.

They communicate expectations or set realistic challenges or goals for workers to follow and place the responsibility of performing the details on workers and make them accountable for their work.

They prioritize goals based on an estimate of their urgency, potential impact on profitability of the company if it is a business, and cost of personnel and resources needed to achieve the desired goals.

They estimate the approximate time it will take to achieve the goals and when  members of the staff will start on them.

They have an ongoing thirst for new relevant knowledge, do research, ask relevant questions, and seek counsel from others as needed.

They know how to confidently make relatively quick impulsive decisions based on years of experience and are seldom confronted with lengthy periods of doubt and uncertainty.

They evaluate or assess worker performance and give appropriate privileges and rewards or give credit where credit is due.

They are trustworthy and provide accurate, continuous, motivating, and supportive feedback to workers as they perform their tasks but don’t micro manage them.

They are good at assigning appropriately talented individuals to relevant tasks or know which workers will do a better job at given tasks and allocate and deploy accordingly.

They don’t procrastinate and are good at analyzing problems and assigning appropriate resources and personnel to solve them.

They are competent, energetic, likable, respected, and strong willed with an ability to motivate and inspire workers despite some inevitable failures along the way.

They openly share their knowledge and teach appropriately even mentoring some with leadership potential.

They network with leaders in similar positions and try to form relationships with humans who may not only be able to help them but also help some of their workers in the present and future.

They know that the strategic business plan should always be a satisfied repeat customer which is the only ultimate strategic consideration. The means to that end is making the company more competitive with more and better information, goods, or services and a more efficient organizational structure.

They genuinely enjoy their leadership responsibilities and the work that that entails.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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Emotional intelligence: n. the ability to accurately assess a human’s emotional circumstance and to proceed to communicate appropriately and/or to motivate samer human to achieve a goal(s)

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to impulsively control your impulsive desires to express intense anger, fear, hatred, jealousy, frustration and not offend or greatly threaten the human whom you are communicating with and not stimulate them into defensive intense emotional reactions. It is the ability to communicate these “negative” emotions where appropriate in a calm controlled way.  

EQ is also the ability to confidently communicate loving, caring, empathetic, praising, or inspiring emotions which motivate a human to do their best at achieving a goal(s).

Emotional intelligence can be used to do good and/or bad things and to some extent it is also the ability to manipulate other humans to achieve desired goal(s). That is why managers with high emotional intelligence are sought after in business and institutional enterprises.

Sociopaths are sometimes also good at manipulating gullible humans and they could also be said to have a high degree of EQ but they lack integrity so they are severely handicapped socially and they are usually never admired and respected by others with integrity.

Propagandists, dictators like Hitler, and politicians in general have high EQ and the more unscrupulous kind name call or stereotype and associate ideas and humans with angry, fearful, and hateful reactions motivating humans into action with these “negative” emotions. They optimize human motivation with both “positive” and “negative” emotions and are still idolized by brainwashed devoted followers. Hitler was an evil genius with a high EQ who motivated vast populations into obedient behaviors with anger, fear, hatred, pride, and love of the “fatherland”. He optimized the motivation in his Aryan hoards totally devoted to the conquest of the world.

Parents with high emotional intelligence usually have offspring with high emotional intelligence because it is learned from parental role models and personal experience with other good role models. Emotional intelligence can be acquired through extensive interactions and experience with a variety of humans throughout a lifetime and those who mostly learn from personal human experience and not much from parents or school role models are usually mature experienced middle aged and older humans who only acquire EQ late in life.

 

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8 PRINCIPLES OF NEGOTIATION OR COMPROMISE!!!

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Some things are nonnegotiable:

First of all it is important to realize that some things are just not negotiable and if you must or want to impose your will then force or withdrawal of a privilege is the only possible solution although often a temporary one.

Try to compromise or negotiate with a terrorist or a religious fanatic who thinks your requests are those of the devil incarnate and you will fail miserably. Fanatical dogmatic beliefs are frankly nonnegotiable and you are delusional if you think that communication will lead to any changes in those beliefs unless you are in a superior military and monetary situation and can threaten or scare someone into submission with the fear of death or financial bankruptcy.

You rarely know ahead of time but sometimes there are nonnegotiable points or demands which the human will not change under any circumstances. You may prepare to give in to the nonnegotiable demand but get a concession in return or a promise to do something which you need or want and the human can provide you with. This too is a win win situation because you are still both getting something which you need or want.

I don’t intend to give pointers on international negotiations but the principles involved in individual negotiations or compromise also apply to some extent in international ones too.

Negotiations or compromises are statistical probabilities:

Another basic truth is that negotiations are a scientific statistical probability and not an absolute certainty. You can increase the probability of a successful negotiation but you can’t always guarantee it. You may use every trick, tip, or negotiation principle and still fail at reaching a compromise.

It greatly helps to have integrity, respect, and expertise:

One of the most important negotiation principles is being liked and/or respected by the humans with whom you are trying to negotiate. Military, economic, and moral strength are respected by national leaders but integrity and expertise are respected and sometimes even admired by common humans.

Integrity is something which should not be compromised and if you are asked to sacrifice your morality for some short duration goal then your reputation will be affected adversely. Lie, steal, commit adultery, or murder someone and you have lost your integrity as well as your good social reputation.

Exclude intense and not so intense emotions as much as possible:

Emotional outbursts or communicating with much emotion can doom a negotiation because any strong indication of anger or arrogance will cause impulsive defensive actions or basically saying no to everything. Stay as cool, calm, and collected as possible in total discussion mode. Also don’t come in with a strong emotional attitude of arrogance or superiority with cockiness, overconfidence, bluster, offensive personal attacks such as insults, put downs, name calling, humiliation, and ridicule. No deal will be the result.

Know your adversary as much as possible:

This means finding out all that you can about your adversary before the negotiation. What they believe, what they think, what they do and who their associates or friends are will give you an idea whether they are negotiating from weakness or from strength. If you don’t know all the vital details ahead of time then the negotiation itself is a time to ask smart questions which will reveal important beliefs, opinions, and relationships.

Use time to your advantage:

Sometimes you can yield to or refuse a demand for a day, week, month, or years after which you either agree to renegotiate or switch to getting your demand for another duration. Time has an interesting way of changing minds because sometimes during duration ongoing circumstances almost force one to compromise.

Decrease and/or increase the frequency and/or length of a behavior or activity:

Sometimes a family compromise is merely decreasing the frequency and/or length of a behavior or doing it less often and not so long. Both spouses may feel that one is spending too much time on a behavior or activity which is causing family problems or personal dissatisfaction. The compromise is to promise to exchange behavior reductions and to shop less or spend less time on sports.

Spending more time on a behavior or activity may also be a compromise. One spouse may promise to spend more time interacting with offspring and the other may promise to spend more time researching recipes for tasty new home meals.

The third form of compromise is one spouse promising to increase an activity or behavior and the other promising to decrease an activity or behavior.

Stop or promise to never do that behavior or activity again is another possibility in a compromise.

A good behavior or activity can be increased or decreased in frequency and duration during a compromise but a bad behavior or activity should only be decreased in frequency and duration in a compromise. Immoral behavior or activity should be stopped.

Using the herd instinct or desire to belong to a group:

Sometimes compromise is more successful if you can point to many humans who are doing what you need or want to be done by a human. Peer or group pressure is sometimes a disadvantage in parental negotiations but if peers or groups are doing something right or it is something that you approve of then you can try to use peer or group pressure in a negotiation.

Stay focused on your goal(s):

Some aggressive negotiators, especially high pressure saleshumans, will try to intimidate, ignore, or cleverly change the subject to get you to say yes so try not to lose your focus on the goal(s) which you actually need or want and not those which you don’t want or need.

During a negotiation I had to repeat myself four times or ask one car salesman what was my yearly interest on a car loan based on a $3000 down payment. He ignored me or changed the subject four times before he finally came up with a printout in writing.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT STATISTICS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH!!!

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Statistics is a statement about the possible correlation between two facts and not a statement of causation or that one fact absolutely causes another. The relationship between two facts may vary in degree based on changing circumstances and the correlation may also be a function of time so that one fact may only significantly affect another many years after its impact.

The correlation between debt and economic growth intuitively and statistically seems to be valid. The more a nation is burdened by debt the less real growth it is capable of.

However, there are many other variables which affect growth such as an increase in the efficiency of infrastructure which promotes growth in the long duration.

Investment in useful technological education skills can also promote eventual greater productivity and economic growth in the long duration.

Decrease in taxes frees up more money to be invested in the economy more efficiently in the long duration because automatic decreases can increase the national debt which does not stimulate growth.

Laws which handicap the growth of small businesses which increase the net income of workers and expand GDP reverse economic growth. These same laws which promote the growth of big business reduces employment of workers thus decreasing net income and resulting in a lower GDP.

A growth in the size of government also decreases a growth in the GDP because government workers are not as productive as private business workers and make the economic growth pie smaller since it is a parasite on the economy.

Business cycles also affect economic growth and during times of recession or depression growth is either slowed down considerably or stopped or it is even reversed in a depression.

An increase in the rate of natural resource usage also increases GDP growth since more goods are produced and sold.

Cheaper energy also stimulates economic growth because more goods are produced more cheaply increasing the net amount of goods in circulation.

Free trade can decrease economic growth because of worldwide competition which causes many workers to go on unemployment or welfare and add to the burden of national debt.

Summarizing the 10 most important intuitive causes of national economic growth they are- laws which promote small businesses, less debt, decrease in government size, decrease in taxes, increase in the use of natural resources, cheaper energy, more efficient infrastructure, more useful technological education, business cycle high, and Fed and bank money investment in the economy from a lending high in the business cycle which unfortunately mostly causes inflation if it is not an investment in small businesses.

No amount of statistical data will verify the correlation of all these 10 variables to economic growth because these variables change and depend on the given point in time that you are talking about which is impossible to correlate accurately or statistically. Statistics just give you rather vague ballpark approximations and they are just a little better than smart intuitive thinking in economics which is still largely intuitive art and not a science which it will never be because there are too many impacting variables.

***Realistically it is debatable whether economic growth is desirable in a finite planet with finite natural resources, especially wilderness, and an ever increasing human population which is threatening the very survival of this precious endangered planet. The real emphasis should be on no inflation very efficient sustainable living and not trying to crazily try and grow indefinitely.

The true goal of all nations should be to function more efficiently with more sustainable living, no inflation or a constant value in money, balancing the budget, and conserving and even expanding wilderness throughout the world.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 421!!!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SCOURGE

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Scourge: v. to cause great trouble and/or suffering

Scourgen: n. causing great trouble and/or suffering

Medieval plagues scourged cities and towns causing much trouble and suffering including death. Today fatal diseases causing massive death are fewer in number although perhaps cancer can be considered to still be a social scourgen.

Unemployment after a massive recession scourges many individuals and less noticeable are the many unjust laws which scourge small businesses in the United States and favor big business.

Lying can be considered to be a social scourgen because it breaks down trust between individuals, and between individuals and leaders, politicians, and deceptive businesses and causes much human trouble and suffering.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 408!!!

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17 THINGS GOOD BOSSES SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DO!!!

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Essentially after a qualified and competent worker is hired a boss’ job is to motivate and support or help the worker to do the job well and with enthusiasm.

BOSSES MOTIVATE WITH THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES:

They encourage when reluctance or fear of not being able to do the task is felt,

they maintain an atmosphere of trust so that no worker is overly fearful or dissatisfied with the emotional working environment and feels free to communicate with the boss and say anything that they may feel is relevant,

they are decisive and confident thus giving the worker the courage to do even when the task seems hard and difficult,

they accept occasional worker failure, don’t lose their optimism, and don’t use insults, put downs, name calling, and ridicule to belittle the worker,

they clearly communicate the rules and goals of the company giving confidence, clear guidance and understanding, and a sense of purpose to the worker,

they contribute to the work at hand by participating and working along with the workers at least once in a while to maintain an esprit de corps and don’t just isolate themselves in the office all day,

they are effective listeners and make their workers feel important and respected when they communicate,

the best bosses also have a sense of humor and can tell entertaining stories to perk up workers,

they are thankful or show gratitude so that workers feel that their efforts are appreciated,

they are inspirational and optimistic and give earned praise appropriately thus inspiring workers,

they have an ability to energize their workers when the going gets tough or tedious.

they know how to discipline good workers who are starting to goof off or are no longer doing a good job. This can be done with a threatened firing or pointing out role model workers who are doing the job well or better and thus challenging the wayward worker to do better or get back in shape.

SUPPORT OR HELP IS GIVEN WITH THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES:

They acknowledge work well done or give credit where credit is due,

they empower or give the tools and direction necessary to do the job and are good coaches,

they are results oriented and are not out to win a popularity contest if it means a job not well done,

they strengthen the workforce by eliminating bad workers who destroy the incentive to do well and function at optimal efficiency.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMMERCE*

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Commerce: n. buying and/or selling of ingus in relatively large amounts

Ingus: n. information and/or goods and/or services

A garage sale and auctions are usually not considered serious commerce which truly exists when ingus is bought and sold in the hundreds and thousands and even millions.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COLLEAGUE*

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Colleague: n. a human one works with who is usually of the same rank and especially in a profession and/or business

A fellow working lawyer, doctor, or educator can be considered to be a colleague because of the obvious similarity. In a business a cashier and a deli worker can also be considered colleagues because they basically have the same rank or status within the business organization and work towards a common goal of customer satisfaction and company profit.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BONUS*

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Bonus: n. an additional subset(s) which is sometimes unexpected and given as a reward for good and/or outstanding achievement

Some organizations give standardized bonuses for good and/or outstanding performance but the true bonus is one which is unexpected and given for the basic same reasons of good and/or outstanding achievement.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BANKRUPTCY*

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Bankruptcy: n. a human and/or business which is unable to pay back existing debt in a timely way and being unable to get additional credit

Personal and small business bankruptcies are rather terminal and final but big business has bankruptcies which reorganize the business legally and some historical debt is forgiven so that the business can continue to function with a smaller size or footprint.

National bankruptcy is more serious and can result in worldwide depression if a major country suchas the US collapses financially and becomes insolvent.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT APPROACH+

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Approach: v. to move towards a subset(s)

Move towards something and you are approaching it. In relationships approaching humans in a friendly, honest, sincere manner is the best approach to closer relationships in the long duration.

In business the right approach is to help, assist, guide, advise, support, service, and satisfy with quality ingus.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT APPOINTMENT+

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Appointment: n. an agreement to meet and/or be at a certain time and place

Nothing is more disappointing or bad business etiquette than to be late for an appointment. Time, energy, and money are frequently wasted by humans not showing up for appointments on time or at all.

Punctuality is a virtue in business and it should be practiced among good friends and relationships as much as possible because no one likes their time and energy being wasted.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT APPRAISE+

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Appraise: v. to frequently make a document and/or communication by a qualified human which is a judgment of the approximate value of a subset(s)

Appraising a job applicant or a home is basically making a judgment of the approximate value of a subset(s) based on provided information and making a decision to react to the approximation in some manner. Usually expert appraisers or professionals are the ones most accurately making appraisals on a subset(s).

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP+

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Cheap:  adj. a relatively small price for ingus under competitive market conditions

Ingus: n. information and/or goods and/or services

Cheap ingus is bought because the poor can’t afford much else. Cheap prices are very tempting even for the middle class but they are frequently disappointed because the food is not very tasty and not very healthy, the ingus is usually not durable, is not qualitative, and frequently brings disappointment in a relatively short duration.

Slightly more expensive organic food is the answer to cheapness and quality ingus at a reasonable cost determined by word of mouth advertising or determined by reputable independent laboratories or testing agencies is also the best answer to combat inferior cheap ingus.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CHOOSE+

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Choose: v. to do and/or take one or more subset(s) from a set of subsets

When given a choice it is either a choice to do one or more things or it is to take one or more things out of many.

Choosing is much more effective if you narrow down the choices to not many more than two. Giving many choices to humans has a tendency to confuse them even though theoretically the more choices and price ranges for ingus which you have the better it is for everyone concerned in the long duration.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COLLECTION+

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Collection: n. gathering subsets and considering samer subsets a set

 

A collection can be random things or a potpourri of miscellaneous items but most collections are of a unique set such as stamps, coins, wine, beer, books, instruments, tools, cars, boats, etc.

 

Antique collectors specialize in outdated, obsolete, and relatively useless subsets and the only reason that they have value is due to their rarity. It is also a fact of life that the rarer and pricier the antique the greater is the incentive to counterfeit it and make a fraudulent profit by selling the fake.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COLLUSION+

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Collusion: n. willfully stealing using a secret agreement between two or more humans

There can be collusion between two burglars who are partners in burglary but the most serious kind of collusion is between corporations and organized crime. Corporate collusion can result in fixed high market prices for information and/or goods and/or services or ingus and this form of crime called price fixing is something the powerless customer can do very little about, especially if it is a vital product needed for survival.

 

Big international banks can collude and set artificially high interest rates on financial loans and manipulate the stock market and other financial assets including commodities. Big money corrupts and there is great temptation to make big profits by monetary manipulations of financial products and services.

 

There is only one weapon to fight big money collusion and that is setting up an independent watchdog foundation which protects watchdogs financially who reveal corporate corruption so that they don’t live impoverished lives after revealing the corruption to the general public either independently or through the corporate controlled media.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMMEND+

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Commend: to give an authoritative award and/or praise frequently as a customary public communication

Most commendations are official awards and/or praise which sometimes become public knowledge and are given for outstanding performance or service to a cause or institution.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMMINGLE+

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Commingle: to mix the money of two or more independent financial units frequently illegally

If you are the trustee of an irrevocable living trust and not a beneficiary or a foundation leader with a budget then you are commingling funds if you use trust or foundation expenditures for personal expenses. Personal and organizational finances should be independent financial units and if money flows between the two then you are illegally commingling funds.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMMON+

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Common: adj. a subset(s) (shared and/or possessed) (equally and/or frequently) by relatively many in existence

There are common humans, common businesses, common objects, common knowledge or information, and common things or subsets in general. What is common is a subset which is widely distributed and/or shared equally and/or frequently by many similar and/or identical subsets.

A common deception is usually believed to be true by relatively many humans who have that belief in common.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CIRCULATE+

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Circulate: v. to move from one (human and/or point) and/or place to two or more (humans and/or points) and/or places

Circulating a petition, circulating in a town or city, circulating in a crowd, circulating information, circulating money, or circulating water in a whirlpool is all movement from one human, place, or point to two or more humans, places, and points.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMPLACENT+

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Complacent: adj. sensing relative security and showing uncritical prideful satisfaction with oneself and/or one’s achievements

A complacent human is one who usually feels secure with no need to improve him or herself or improve circumstances. Complacent companies often lose customers to innovative better products and companies because they are too confident in a business model that has worked for so many years.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CONTRACT+

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Contract: n. a recorded agreement enforceable by law between two or more humans and/or institutions for doing and/or not doing a subset(s) at some point(s) in the future

A legal non fraudulent contract specifies what the parties in it are obliged to do at one or more points in the future and what they are not permitted to do. Contracts are getting more complicated every year as laws change and they must be incorporated into new contracts to make them legally valid and not fraudulent.

Contracts are notorious for fine print both on the internet and in lease agreements, mortgages, and credit card agreements. What verbose contracts really mean is that you often sign a contractual agreement without reading all of it and pretty much rely on the reputation of the individual or company which you are contracting with. Only later do you find out that you signed and agreed to do some things which you were not aware of or didn’t realize that you gave up certain rights during the contractual agreement which are favorable to the business or company but not to you personally.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COPYRIGHT+

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Copyright: n. a subset(s) of a patent which is exclusive control and possession of an informational subset(s) exposed to the public and/or (physical and/or informational subset(s)) uniquely arranged to form a functioning device and formally registered

Unique information can be copyrighted such as a book, audio, and visual digital representation and computer software. An actual physical unique arrangement suchas that of a unique cup shape and size with visual effects or sports equipment of a certain unique shape and form can be copyrighted.

The problem with copyrighting is that often by just adding one or more subsets and/or subtracting one or more subsets you can come up with a new version of the copyrighted set and copyright that also.

Fashion clothing is a perfect example where knockoffs with slight variations can be manufactured without copyright infringement rather easily without being subject to legal prosecution for counterfeiting.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CORRUPTION+

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Corruption: n. causing to behave dishonestly and/or immorally and frequently nonviolently for money and/or (personal and/or institutional) gainen

Gainen: n. getting a desired subset(s)

Government, business, and organizational corruption is the most difficult to combat because it is institutionalized and has much momentum to continue on it’s traditional path without reforming.

You can’t realistically put every member of an institution in jail or fine each one for corruption. Watch dogs within the organization risk losing their jobs and future livelihood if they turn on the institution and testify in court with evidence of its corruption or corrupt members. A corrupt big wealthy institution can make life very miserable for you after you get fired from it.

Most corruption is of the nonviolent kind but there is also corruption which utilizes violence and rarely murder to silence its threatening foes or opponents. Murder is hopefully rare but blacklisting is a common underground practice which is almost impossible to prove with objective evidence which is secret or hidden from public view.

My personal opinion is that national and international watchdog foundations should be formed which protect humans financially who reveal institutional corruption with audio visual and documented evidence and prove their case in court with watchdog foundation legal funds. Only the fear of losing a great public reputation through worldwide media exposure will insure a minimum tolerable level of institutional corruption.

The media itself is controlled by a handful of corporations so the probability that corporate corruption will be disclosed and punished with fines and even jail time is highly improbable. When fines are assessed they just become part of the expenses of doing business as usual and the inherent corrupt structure and operation of the institution continues on in perpetuity.

Open source internet information on government activity, especially that of committee deliberations, is vital to keeping corruption to a minimum and it is something which we still don’t have today. Secrecy promotes corruption and the more information which becomes public knowledge, the less corruption there will be in the future.

Corruption in politics is legend with special interests and powerful money interests getting beneficial legislation or laws at everyone else’s expense.

Deception and even lying in advertisements promotes a corrupt social environment.

The absence of strict moral teaching in elementary schools encourages many to lie and cheat in some way which then is reflected in society later on where a lax attitude towards promiscuity results in much marital adultery.

Without moral citizens the leadership becomes even more corrupt and rebellion against corruption is almost non-existent.

The whole world needs a secular moral code for young impressionable minds in elementary school and it is- except in emergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. Without putting this secular moral code into practice peaceful and good human interactions or relationships will continue to break down and peace between nations will not be possible in the long duration.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INSTITUTION+

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Institution: a set of one or more organizations

An organization is a group of humans interacting together for a common goal(s) and it is proper to call one or more than one organization acting dependently as an institution. A conglomerate or the government is more properly called an institution because it is comprised of more than one organization. In the most limiting sense an institution is also just one organization too. So you can call something an educational organization or an educational institution.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COUNSEL+

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Counsel: v. to give legal and/or social advice with or without discussion

When you counsel someone then you either give legal and/or social advice to someone with or without discussion. Marital and psychological counseling are common social forms of counseling and divorce and business counseling have important legal considerations to discuss.

When you give advice to your offspring then you can consider it to be a form of life counseling which you relay to your offspring hopefully for their future benefit and perhaps even your own benefit in the long duration.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CREDIBILITY+

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Credibility: n. a relatively large probability of believability and/or truth

When something is considered credible then we sense that it is probably believable and truthful and worthy of our consideration. Credible facts from reputable experts and credible witnesses or humans with impeccable reputations for honesty are how credibility exists.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CUSTOMER+

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Customer: n. the buyer and frequently user of ingus

A customer buys information and/or goods and/or services or ingus in the marketplace sometimes out of pure necessity for survival and sometimes for mere entertainment or selfish gratification which is giving in to wanting impulses and not true need impulses.

The marketplace is filled with ingus designed to satisfy human insatiable wants and not so much actual human needs. Customers want beyond their financial means and credit card companies and the marketplace is there to try and satisfy those wants which are created in the media through mass brainwashing. I want, I want is a popular request theme of offspring who are never trained to ask- do I really need it? or Is there something better which I can buy instead?

I am just still thankful that many reputable companies refund money for goods which the customer finds out after purchase is either not good or not useful as the intended original purpose was advertised. I like the phrase satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!!!!!! and wish that more reputable companies would offer and fulfill such a pledge or promise.

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13 IMPORTANT HABITS OF MASS INFLUENCERS!!!

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Influential humans are valuable to others by solving major general and/or specific problems in their many or mass “customer” lives.

Influential humans are valuable to other influencers by being able to solve some major general and/or specific problems which the influencers may have at the moment.

Influential humans are good public speakers and can communicate to relatively large interested audiences.

Influential humans are authentic and passionate and greatly care about what they are doing and want to do it with humans of integrity whom they can respect and trust.

Influential humans seek out other mass influencers and try to develop schmoozing or networking relationships at the least and closer friendships if possible with bigger influencers always in an atmosphere of mutual respect and admiration.

Influential humans prioritize relationships with other mass influencers and try not to waste their precious time on influencers with minimum potential to help promote their goal(s).

Influential humans understand the power of two way communication necessary in reciprocity or the power of exchange of mutually beneficial information and favors.

Influential humans try to become the formal and/or informal hub of a community of influencers which keeps building in strength and membership with duration.

Influential humans are inspirational and can motivate you to follow the idea or vision which they are trying to sell rather successfully.

Influential humans repetitively take actions directed towards their goal(s) and when indecision strikes and they aren’t sure what action to take they seek advice and guidance from those who should be in the know or have greater influence.

Influential humans try to give back to the community at large some of their success by promoting their own philanthropic cause(s) and/or the philanthropic causes of others whom they admire and respect.

Influential humans, when appropriate, introduce two or more influential humans with one another making sure to inform or stress the laudable achievements of either party to each other.

Influential humans are generally honest, sincere, trustworthy, dependable, empathetic, friendly, competent, confident, decisive, and have a very good if not excellent memory for names. They excel in emotional intelligence.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGMA*

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Dogma: n. beliefs and information claimed to be true by an organization and/or group of humans

Any organization which has a set of beliefs and rules to live by has an organizational dogma. Whether it is political, social, economic, educational, scientific, business, or religious dogma they are all beliefs and rules to live by or operate by.

When someone is fervently dogmatic that means that they will probably stick to their dogma and it will be almost impossible to change. If any change comes in the dogma then it will probably be gradual small changes over a long duration.

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ENTREPRENEURS: DO THINGS THAT MOTIVATE YOU AND AVOID THE DEMOTIVATORS!!!

 

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MOTIVATORS:

Eat healthy tasty organic food and drink water, unsweetened juices, herbal teas, and tasty beer in moderation.

Exercise in moderation with natural body motions.

Get enough sleep at night.

Take short breaks to rest or think during the work day to avoid premature burnout and stimulate creativity which is nurtured by restful thinking pauses.

Be someone with integrity. Be honest, sincere, moral, dependable, competent, friendly, empathetic, and confident.

Try to associate with selfmotivated optimistic humans as much as possible.

Focus on what is good about your job and your life and practice being grateful for what you have.

Set goals which are achievable yet a little challenging.

Consider failures as learning lessons in what not to do in the future.

Remember that the only real failure is a failure to take action once the failure is acknowledged.

For every failure step back, examine your assumptions, make a better plan or do something different.

Communicate efficiently by being short and sweet and to the point. Listen more than you talk as a way of learning new knowledge about human personalities and mining their ideas and knowledge.

Find role models and reading material which inspires you.

Make your office an enjoyable work environment by trying to maintain an uncluttered appearance, having motivational or inspiring pictures and quotes, and having a comfortable area for visitors.

Try to enjoy the moment more often.

Give deserved credit to others and savor their appreciation.

Find ways to “give back” and return favors or help which you have gotten from others.

Throw away something in your office and at home which is useless.

Consciously analyze your strengths and make them stronger and work at improving your weaknesses or find humans who are strong where you are weak to work for you.

Actions speak louder than words so make sure that your actions match what you are saying or promoting.

Try to become more selfreliant by adding new useful knowledge and skills to your usual repertoire.

DEMOTIVATORS:

Avoid as much as possible pessimistic, complaining, unhappy, depressing humans who drain your emotional energy.

Tardiness, lying, deceit, undependability, selfishness, laziness, and gossiping all decrease good human relationships or interactions and demotivate humans to do their best.

Avoid too much unhealthy food and drink, no exercise, not enough sleep, and a frenetic pace with no breaks or rest periods which will ruin your body and mental health in the long duration.

Don’t believe in luck or fate as being important factors when setting and achieving goals.

Don’t consider blaming other humans a solution for failures which are your ultimate responsibility.

Don’t dwell too long on your past successes and failures and waste precious time needed for present and future actions.

Don’t expect perfection from others and yourself all the time since you will too often be frustrated and obsessed with performance which doesn’t meet your unrealistic standards.

Try to avoid describing failures with emotionally charged words such as terrible, disaster, horrible, stupidity and try to use less impactful words such as annoying, irritating, troubling, and upsetting. Emotionally intense words are longer lasting in memory so don’t emphasize your failures or they may begin to dominate your successes in your mind.

Don’t procrastinate once you have determined your task priorities of what is important to do first to last.

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19 DESIRABLE PERSONAL SKILLS AND 13 DESIRABLE COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH OTHERS!!!

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Being your best means setting high standards for your own job performance but it also means having good communication skills when dealing or interacting with others.

19 DESIRABLE PERSONAL SKILLS:

Find work that you love so you can dedicate yourself entirely to it and not have to procrastinate along the way.

Have integrity and be moral, truthful, and trustworthy.

Learn to discriminate between important and not so important tasks but once you commit to doing them then do them to the best of your ability.

If you can’t do something on your own then don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Challenge yourself by pushing the limits of your expertise even though you may be good at your job and feel that there is not much room for improvement.

Don’t just always complain but try to become part of the solution.

Try to maintain an optimistic attitude as much as possible.

Update your skill set so you don’t become outdated and useless.

Always try to do your best or strive for excellence with no “good enough” or sloppy performances.

Try to overcome your fears by psyching yourself with a can do attitude.

Preparing or planning ahead should be high on your list of priorities.

Make goals by deciding what you will do, when your will do it, and about how long it will take to do it.

Don’t worry about who gets the credit for your job unless an employee is passing off your work as his or hers and is not just the boss taking credit for your work.

Be a good role model both morally and in the quality of your work.

Sometimes persistence is a virtue so don’t be too eager to abandon a course of action if it doesn’t work out the first time and you have determined the reason why it didn’t work the first time around.

Behave responsibly and don’t have an excuse for every mistake you make on the job.

Failure is an opportunity to learn what not to do or how to better do it next time. Some failure is inevitable on the road to success.

Be dependable by being punctual and getting your work in on time.

Learn to manage your stress so it doesn’t start to adversely affect your performance on the job.

 

13 DESIRABLE COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH OTHERS:

Make humans feel important with appropriate praise and active listening with the goal of getting the best out of them.

Delegate authority where appropriate to optimize the use of the talents of others or be a mentor to humans who will benefit from your attention.

Offer help to others where appropriate.

Avoid or ignore all gossip and don’t pass on rumors.

Avoid angry confrontations as much as possible by counting to 10 or more before you speak.

Be courteous and remember to say “please” and “thank you”.

Be kind and polite with others no matter what their rank and no matter how bad you may be feeling at the moment.

Show respect towards others by valuing their input and taking time to listen carefully to what they are saying and note what they are doing.

Respect a human’s time and try to be short and sweet and to the point most of the time.

Fulfill your promises and follow through once you commit to something.

Be a team player and interact appropriately with team members and contribute your share to any team effort if needed.

Share your information and knowledge freely with others which makes them feel that you are transparent or have nothing to hide and have a generous helpful spirit.

In being honest remember to be sincere too. Being sincere shows that you empathize with another’s feelings and circumstances and this can go a long way towards avoiding unnecessary misunderstandings and blunders.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT TANGIBLE*

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Tangible: adj. physically exists and is not an unproven concept which is just theoretical and/or just exists on paper and/or digitally and has no logical one to one correspondence with (matter and/or energy) and/or the material world

A tangible asset has physical reality but let’s investigate the world of mythological intangible assets.

Intangible asset: n. an asset that is not physical in nature. Corporate intellectual property (items such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, business methodologies), goodwill and brand recognition are all common intangible assets in today’s marketplace.

Goodwill and brand recognition can be determined statistically to some extent because it is all a ball park approximation of the good reputation of a business or organization.  With a broad enough population you can gather statistical information on what the percentages are for a favorable good reputation. Yes, a good reputation is unstable because well publicized very bad fact(s) about a corporate entity can place a good reputation in the toilet almost overnight and goodwill and brand recognition decrease accordingly in value monitarily.

Statistics can be gathered comparing similar competing company products on a like scale from one to  ten and similar company comparison like scales can be gathered for company to company comparisons. Percentage of market penetration for various income groups and ages is also a probabalistic assessment of the reputation of a company by its mere relative quantitative existence. Contacting a company’s customers and asking to rate the company on a scale of satisfaction from one to ten is also a way of directly assessing one of the variables which are important in evaluating the probable total reputation of a company. Company or brand associations with words such as car, lawn mower, tool, etc. can be made in a region to get the relative statistical reputation of the company or brand in that region.

Reputation is tangible but few have the resources to do the necessary statistical gathering with questionnaires so it is erroneously assumed that because a tangible reputation is unknown it is therefore an intangible asset or physically non existent concept. Believe me a good reputation or a belief that this is so exists in the minds of humans and it is not an intangible asset.

Brand loyalty can be determined by the frequency of repeat customers for a product(s) and this information is only available to a company which keeps good records of sales and who bought the product(s) repeatedly.

A patent is tangible property if it specifies the material which it is made of and the actual size or dimensions. A generalized patent is possible where the material and dimensions are not accurately specified but this should be a rarity in future patent rights. Material and dimensions are critical to any real functioning device and no future patents should be given for generalized ideas or concepts.

Trademarks and copyrights are visual images which can be enlarged in size or reduced in size and if enough is added and/or subtracted from them then a new trademark and copyright is possible. For written work, word by word copying is plagiarism but the same basic topics or ideas may be rewritten without fear of copyright intrusion.

Copyrighting software programs is possible but patents should not be granted to those programs.

Business methodologies are not really intangible assets because they are hidden tangible assets which the company just doesn’t want to become public knowledge. A true methodology is one with clearly defined behaviors or behavior sequences and it all is quite tangible.

Conclusion:

There is no such thing as an intangible asset unless it is an unproven theory or an untrue or fake financial document not connected to a tangible asset. Everything which exists and is logically connected to the real world can be defined and represented as a tangible asset(s).

Even a promise is tangible if the time(s), place(s), and action(s) are specified and can be considered to be an oral agreement. If it is printed and signed it is the foundation of what a legal binding contract is.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GUARANTEE*

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Guarantee: n. a promise that a subset(s) will be 100% complete for duration

Many would jump at anyone guaranteeing a life free of pain, suffering, illness, and bad health. Unfortunately there are only real life guarantees on some goods and services and even those often fall short of a lifetime guarantee which some untrustworthy businesses offer or promise to gullible customers.

Some joke that the only guarantees in life are taxes and death.

 

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OPEN TWO WAY COMMUNICATION: KEY TO BUREAUCRATIC MALFUNCTION AND VITAL BUSINESS INNOVATION!!!

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A general analogy applies to old established big businesses and that is that the brain, nerve center, or leadership has become too disconnected from the body parts or business organization, customers, and potential new customers. Two way communication or honest feedback from all the parts and in all parts of the organization is not going on efficiently.

In the fast changing technological era doing things the old fashioned way with a leadership isolated in luxury and surrounded by yes men and women is no longer a guarantee of business vitality and success on into the foreseeable rapidly changing future.

Every hierarchical step in an organization can be considered to be a potential block of vital information filtering through since most want to give you the good news and prefer not to mention the bad things going on. Getting some unbiased information not filtered through leadership eyes is important so some contacts within a department must also be made by the top leadership to encourage honest assessments from the department leader. Every department leader should fear being caught in a lie to a top superior with a truthful revelation from a subordinate of a department leader to that top superior.

The revolutionary approach to leadership is to become more humble or in effect become interested also in the lower level leaders and employees and how they are getting on with the basic customer base of support.

Showing that you are an engaged interested and concerned leader can start with simple steps such as having a cubicle instead of an isolated luxurious office so that employees view you as more accessible and you too can walk the halls so to speak and engage random employees in honest and frank conversations about how things are going and whether anything needs improvement based on their personal assessments.

Business gatherings should be frugal not luxurious affairs with some having suppliers and major customers participate. Social gatherings should include the leadership along with the employees and suppliers and major customers can also be included if practical. A friendly family affair should be emphasized in gatherings rather than a collection of isolated replaceable parts.

Unexpected visits by the leader shows an empathetic concern for what is going on and gives employees a sense that they are not being ignored but that their work or efforts are important and worthy of short discussion. A better sense of corporate identity or esprit de corps develops when the leadership shows an active interest in the basic work and sometimes personal problems of employees.

Not only is an honest exchange of pluses and minuses important in leader to leader conversations but the same should apply to leader employee exchanges too. In effect, leaders should do more careful listening and asking of pertinent questions rather than dominate each conversation primarily advertising their ideology or prowess. No one should fear expressing opposing viewpoints when there is justifiable cause for expressing them before the problem or problems become unmanageable. Too much corporate secrecy results in dysfunctional communication to the detriment of the corporation or business in the long duration.

Innovation can thrive in an atmosphere of open communications and not with selfassured overconfident stubborn leadership which places emphasis on status, materialistic rewards, and promotes a stratified bureaucracy which may require the signature of 5 rather than just one or two humans signing off to get things done.

Decentralization is another key to success. Once you have hired leader number 2 who can replace you if you leave office or once you have hired competent leaders to work under you with their own potential replacements in different departments then a certain amount of autonomy should be given them to run the department as they see fit. Department leaders are closer in touch with the problems and challenges of the department then the top leadership.

Trusting your subordinates to do a good job is vital and that means that you should try to hire leaders with integrity to begin with so that they will not try and hide their failures and complaints and keep you in the dark to the detriment of the organization as a whole.

Misinformation, gossip, prejudices, defamation, and slander interferes with honest sincere dialogue and every effort should be made to exclude toxic untrustworthy individuals from the organization.

The need to innovate products, services, and make efficient reorganization of the workforce possible means that the leadership must keep in touch with competing organizations with cordial and even friendly relationship exchanges. Having a pretty good idea of what your competition is and is doing to innovate can mean the difference between future success or failure for your own organization.

With mobile devices beginning to play such a dominant role in business, optimum efficiency in the future will only possible if major firms begin to cooperate and share their expertise to make mobile device usage pleasant and not a nightmare of connectivity dead ends or problems.

There are many ways to realistically improve communications efficiency and here is a link which in detail shows how to do it:

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MANY WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN AN ORGANIZATION!!!

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Machine efficiency and communication efficiency for workers is not just a question of saving time with short, sweet, and to the point conversations. Worker satisfaction and good performance is also a function of how well they get along with other team members and the team leader if it is a team effort. Developing good interactions between team members and leaders takes time and much empathetic friendly interactions as part of the actual work being done. Developing empathetic friendly relationships takes time and it really means short duration time inefficiency to get long duration relationship efficiency in the entire organization.

Develop a goal(s) or mission statement which the organization has which motivates workers to promote the mission because it means that it is a worthwhile value based cause which will maintain a desirable good reputation for the organization.

“Best products and/or services and excellent customer care which leads to satisfied repeat customers” is one example of a mission statement which few organizations can actually fulfill realistically.

“Sustainable products and/or services and great customer care” is another mission statement for innovative companies which may not have the best products on the market yet.

Visionary statements for the organization are also useful which summarize the general goal(s). Here are a few examples for nonprofit organizations:

The Nature Conservancy: Our vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations.

Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

WWF: We seek to save a planet, a world of life. Reconciling the needs of human beings and the needs of others that share the Earth…

San Diego Zoo: To become a world leader at connecting people to wildlife and conservation.

Get feedback on your vision from employees on a regular basis and ask employees to interact with customers to get feedback on how good the products and services are for them and whether they are helping to promote the vision.

Core values can be written down but you can also have many more written down for reviewing once in a while.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions states its core values as Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.

Some of Zappos ten core values are more vague or open ended and are for example: embrace and drive change, pursue growth and learning, create fun and a little weirdness, and embrace and drive change.

Integrity, honesty, sincerity, dependability, competence, trustworthiness, friendliness, empathy, and satisfied happy customers should be the high priority values which should be promoted by an organization and they are basically unchangeable from year to year.

There may be leadership priorities which change from year to year dealing with expansion plans and new products and/or services but other than that your mission statement or statements and company values should not change from year to year but should be company standards to be followed on a yearly basis.

A perennial priority is how to increase the efficiency of the organization. This means evaluating the quality of the staff and products, trying to increase revenue, cutting costs, and increasing customer satisfaction. Without priority number one or increasing customer satisfaction no revenue will increase, cutting costs may demoralize the workforce, and there won’t be any money left over to improve the quality of the products and/or services being offered.

Technology is the way to go in cost cutting but if this means losing good interaction with the customer and turning it into an impersonal numbers game of big data or unreliable statistics then the company will fail in the long duration.

Establishing empathy with the workforce is time consuming and may seem inefficient unnecessary conversation. The truth is that a workforce will become more connected, cooperative, and motivated to do well if the leadership takes time out to know some personal goals and opinions of workers who will then feel more important in the organization and feel that their contributions really matter. Empathizing with the workforce minimizes the possibility that the workforce will be demoralized and makes them feel that they are more than just a replaceable cog in the organization.

As a leader of a meeting you should always keep these things in mind and act appropriately:

Assign responsibilities to workers which they can competently fulfill on their own or with the help of other staff members.

Focus intently on each conversation and actively participate if necessary with questions or by getting feedback.

Complimenting for work well done sometimes in the presence of others should dominate the occasional need to criticize in private for work not well done.

Acknowledge humans in a meeting, sometimes by name, so that they don’t feel left out.

Try to sense another’s good or bad emotions and react accordingly.

Say you’re sorry or apologize if it is your mistake.

Make improvement suggestions in private if possible since it is a form of sometimes embarrassing criticism.

Ask for action and try to keep ordering, commands, or demands for emergency situations only.

Be dependable and try to answer emails, phone calls, text messages within 24 hours.

Treat humans as partners and try not to ignore or talk down to them.

Negotiate with a win win attitude for both sides rather than a win only mindset for one side.

Offer active help sometimes in the form of suggestions or tools for workers at work and even outside of work which will improve their performance.

Monitor progress with guidelines rather than strict rules and controls, or don’t micromanage and destroy a necessary sense of autonomy.

Plan social time were workers can connect with each other and sometimes the leadership too.

Greet humans that you see first thing in the morning to avoid being rude.

Offer help or sympathy in times of illness or death of relatives.

Compliments show appreciation but it can also be done with affirmations, one on one quality time, giving help when needed, giving privileges and rewards, and rare pats on the back or appropriate physical gestures such as smiles and thumbs up.

Introduce humans with affirming statements which means adding something good about them other than just using name alone in the introduction.

Keep in touch with your workers by occasional surprise visits to them and find out how they are doing and if they have anything to complain about. Leaders isolated or stuck in an ivory tower leading an organization means inevitable communications breakdown which is bad for the company or organization in the long duration.

As a team leader don’t just focus on your star workers or performers but give others a chance to prove or show themselves to be competent workers too.

Tone of voice, especially the angry or unsatisfied kind and connecting first before delivering content is important or you risk placing workers in a defensive unreceptive mood.

When someone does something for you then a minimum thank you should always follow.

My colleague is always preferable to calling someone your employee or one of my people.

Seeking and sharing the ideas and opinions of others is vital in honest organization knowledge interactions and instead of confidential secrecy the source of the opinions and ideas should be acknowledged and not plagiarized or stolen:

Actively listen and sometimes rephrase the content in your own words to verify that you are not misunderstanding the communication.

Don’t interrupt a speaking human unless the speaking is becoming incoherent or is wandering off the topic being discussed.

Being brief, sweet, and to the point is preferable but there are some humans who need an expanded response with a real life example, an anecdote, or short story for clear understanding.

Sharing past experiences, especially relevant mistakes makes for more connected trusting relationships because humans empathize with others who share their imperfections with you and don’t assume or try to demonstrate an air of unrealistic infallible perfection.

A request for critical actions should be in writing as often as possible with a checklist of things to be done in the proper order if possible. Clarity is essential with critical things and nothing clarifies better than the written word which speaking alone can’t accomplish without misunderstandings developing largely because of bad listening or forgetfulness.

Before offering impulsive improvements on someone’s idea take some time to reflect or think about it, especially if you are not that certain that your improvement is really a better way of doing things with a proven historical track record.

Strong relationships often mean more frequent communications so be sure to stay in touch regularly with important humans in the organization.

Keep humans who should care informed about new developments that you become aware of so that important personnel are not kept in the dark too long.

Don’t ruin trusting honest relationships by attacking anyone who disagrees with you. Rather calmly ask for reasons why they disagree and whether they have a better alternative which will work. After hearing them out you can still disagree with their proposition(s) and thank them for their important input.

In a group or one on one, after sharing your vision or ideas and opinions and why you think they will work, ask for other ideas and/or opinions from others and encourage contributions or feedback from volunteering members. Team effort means that each member should have the courage to speak up and be acknowledged for their input if they chose to do so, especially if it is different and hopefully better than what the team leader or any member plans to do. Some team members will respond better one on one with their ideas and opinions so provide that luxury as necessary.

Open ended question and answer periods can be encouraged and some time can be set aside after the mass meetings for a question and answer period or it can be done in private through emails or social media.

Post event feedback can also be done to find out or analyze what went well, what went wrong, and how a future event can be improved upon.

Task and relationship excellence are two distinct areas of expertise. Managers and team leaders need to have good emotional intelligence or relationship excellence and most employees or organizational members must focus primarily on task excellence and relationships may not play a dominant role in their working lives with the organization. For managers and team leaders the following are important communication skills:

Social skills are good for networking and developing casual acquaintances with occasional potential of becoming future strong relationships. Relationships are more important in an organization because it means a closer connection with key members of the organization who should be loyal members interested in promoting the success of organizational goals and should as much as possible be members whom you can rely upon in times of need and personal indecisiveness. More intimate joys and pain can be shared with good relationships and the deeper connections make for the achievement of sustainable superior performance.

Commitment, courage, and perseverance are necessary in developing and maintaining deep relationships because frankly not everyone is as interested in relationship excellence as you might personally be. Some humans just naturally have a tendency to spurn your efforts at connecting at a deeper level and rejection is not something which most humans can live through without feeling frustrated, disappointed, and wanting to abandon further contact.

According to one study connection seems to start to break down if membership exceeds about 150 humans so keep this in mind when designing organizational structures which you hope will operate at optimum connective efficiency. Just as in personal relationships fewer friends means more intimacy and many friends usually translates into many acquaintances and not many true friends. Prioritize the time you spend with key members of the organization depending on their relative importance to the organization and their relative importance to you personally also.

A group directory guide can be helpful which lists the responsibilities, strengths, expertise, and interests outside the group. This way you can quickly review a group member which you may be contacting in the immediate future and not have to start from scratch getting acquainted with them and wasting valuable mutual time.

Chronic stress is a relationship disconnector so learn to manage yours better if you feel you have it.

Not everyone in an organization needs to be a servant leader or one who coordinates task excellence, facilitates connections between members, and is a model and mentor for others in character strengths and virtues. In general the more such leadership members an organization has the more prosperous or better off it should be.

Hire for competence and character and conduct interviews with serious candidates with more than one interviewer present and hopefully someone who will have direct authority over them or perhaps even a key fellow employee with whom they will be working. What work did you like the best, what kind of work did you excel in, what kind of work didn’t you like, what kind of work were you most proud of, and what are your long duration goals are just some of the character probing questions which should be asked along with competence determining questions.

Provide the tools and training necessary for success on the job and if this sounds like an apprenticeship program then that is a close analogy. Of course hiring someone with all the tools and training necessary is the best policy and is a reason why experience is so important but even the best candidates will still need some on the job tools and training after joining a new organization or business.

Just compensation should be provided and details discussed prior to hiring and repeated without major changes after the hiring is complete and at any time after the hiring.

Knowing your team’s strengths and vulnerabilities is important and standardized personality and/or competence tests can be given or independent private companies can be hired which make the important evaluations for you.

What is of major importance is listing desirable personality characteristics and prioritizing them in order of importance for the specific members of a business or organization which you are leading. If an organization can’t prioritize personality characteristics then much time will be wasted on trying to inspire or change characteristics which minimally impact organizational cohesion.  

For example, empathy, good listening and polite interruption skills are very important for charitable or welfare worker characteristics but not that important for skilled technological experts working in relative seclusion from other employees. A shitty social personality may actually not be a major drawback for a technical expert to whom relationship excellence is not that important a factor in determining job performance excellence.

Finally the special layout or floor design of an organization can have considerable effect on promoting cohesion within an organization. Randomly isolating all members in prison like cubicles is not promoting cohesive social or relationship interaction.

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6 WAYS TO PERSUADE OTHERS PROVEN BY SCIENCE!!!

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Very often you would like to persuade someone or get someone to say yes and agree to a suggestion or offer which you are making. There is an excellent link at the end of this blog which explains this very well in a video presentation.

If you want to view the excellent video at a later time then here is a brief and somewhat dry introduction to the topic.

RECIPROCITY: Humans are more likely to reciprocate, give back something, or be persuaded better if you do them a favor in a nice way first or give them something useful free as a token of your potential generosity.

SCARCITY: If humans sense there is a scarce service or product available which seems to be in short supply then there is a tendency to want to get it right away for fear that it will no longer be available again.

AUTHORITY:  An opinion, advice, or guidance from an authority figure with years of experience or expertise in a job is viewed more favorably than a generic or doubtfully qualified individual’s advice or guidance.

CONSISTENCY: Humans like to be consistent with what they have done in the past and if you can get prior commitment to something then chances are greater that they will follow through when asked again.

LIKING: If you share something that you like in common with a human that you are trying to persuade which may be as simple as a mutually liked food then there is more of a tendency to be persuaded or liking what you have to offer. Humans like others who are similar to them, pay them some nice compliments, and have a cooperative attitude in reaching future goals.

CONSENSUS: If you suggest or present evidence that as many as 75% of humans  who have much in common with the one whom you are trying to persuade  are buying or doing the same thing then the probability that they will also want to buy or do that something increases. This is an example of the herd instinct or wanting to become part of the same crowd of similar humans.

http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/this-10-minute-video-teaches-you-exactly-how-to-persuade-others-proven-by-scienc.html

 

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