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Eleven Differences Between Defeat and Surrender

Defeat is losing.                                           Surrender is winning. Defeat is final.                        … Continue reading

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Ten Differences Between Email and In Person Communication

Email is evasive.                       In Person is persuasive. Email creates confusion.        In Person creates clarity. Email wastes time.                   In Person saves time. Email is delayed.                       In Person is immediate. Email is for lazy followers.     In Person is for active leaders. Email encourages … Continue reading

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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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