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Ten Differences Between Dictating and Collaborating

Dictating is telling.                                          Collaborating is asking. Dictating creates endings.                             Collaborating creates beginnings. Dictating wants to change nothing.            Collaborating wants to change everything. Dictating builds impenetrable walls.          Collaborating builds accessible bridges. Dictating encourages confrontation.           Collaborating encourages conversation. Dictating pushes people away.                     … Continue reading

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Ten Differences Between Assuming and Avoiding Responsibility

Assuming responsibility sets you free. Avoiding responsibility keeps you trapped. Assuming responsibility means taking risks. Avoiding responsibility means playing it safe. Assuming responsibility moves you forward. Avoiding responsibility holds you back. Assuming responsibility makes things happen. Avoiding responsibility lets things … Continue reading

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Ten Differences Between Talking and Speaking

Talking is cheap.                                       Speaking is expensive. Talking is trash.                                        Speaking is treasure. Talking is boring.                                     Speaking is interesting. Talking is forgettable.                            Speaking is memorable. Talking takes time.                                 Speaking is timeless. Talking is off the cuff.                            Speaking is on … Continue reading

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Ten Differences Between Hearing and Listening

Hearing is words.                                    Listening is sentences. Hearing is confusion.                            Listening is clarity. Hearing is wasteful.                               Listening is beneficial. Hearing is noise.                                     Listening is silence. Hearing is fiction.                                   Listening is fact. Hearing is confrontational.                 Listening is conversational. Hearing is from … Continue reading

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Ten Differences Between Excuses and Explanations

Excuses are fast and careless.  Explanations are slow and deliberate. Excuses are self focused. Explanations are other focused. Excuses result in short, messy and thoughtless reactions. Explanations result in long, neat and thoughtful responses. Excuses are weak and flimsy. Explanations are … Continue reading

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Fill in the Gaps With Positive and Productive Actions

Gaps happen in our lives, careers and businesses. Two of the most common gaps are gaps in time and gaps in communication. How many times have you checked the time on your watch or Smartphone and said to yourself: “what … Continue reading

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Be a Polished Presenter Rather Than a Mediocre Messenger

In this fast-paced, cost driven and technology dominated business climate, when attention spans are consistently decreasing, face time is an increasingly valuable commodity and meeting agendas are crammed with pressing issues, being a polished presenter matters now more than ever. … Continue reading

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