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Ten Differences Between Arguing and Discussing

Arguing is wounding.                                          Discussing is healing. Arguing is endless.                                              Discussing is finite. Arguing is exhausting.                                        Discussing is energizing. Arguing is competitive.                                       Discussing is collaborative. Arguing is about losing.                                      Discussing is about winning. Arguing is heated.                                                 Discussing is chilled. Arguing … Continue reading

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Ten Differences Between Errors and Mistakes

Errors are small and costly.        Mistakes are big and expensive. Errors are fixable.                          Mistakes are irreparable. Errors are missed.                          Mistakes are noticed. Errors are forgotten.                      Mistakes are remembered. Errors are owned.                            Mistakes are avoided. Errors are forgiven.                         Mistakes are blamed. … 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 Being Assertive and Being Aggressive

Being assertive draws on strength of character. Being aggressive draws on strength of mind and body. Being assertive is responsive. Being aggressive is reactive. Being assertive requires careful planning and preparation. Being aggressive requires careless planning and preparation. Being assertive breeds calm … Continue reading

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Give A Rewarding Gift: Do A FIT Assessment

December is the time that many organizations do performance appraisals. Accomplishments are documented in detail; objectives are reviewed and assigned a rating and summaries are written by satisfied or exasperated leaders. The focus of the performance conversation is on what … Continue reading

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