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Prescription - How To Get Others To Change

Brandon Smith - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:25am

Getting others to change is one of the most difficult (and arguably most impossible) tasks any of us can take on. And yet, each of us possess a list of people in our professional and personal lives that we want to...

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WORKING: Happy Hour

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:01am

Sometimes it’s a social get-together. Other times it’s a more formal celebration of a job well-done or a promotion. In either case, the after-work, happy hour is pretty common. But do you really have to socialize with...

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Getting Others To Change: Cheer Them On

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:02am

If you’ve been following the posts this month, we’re on a mission to get others to change. No easy task. We’ve already laid out the ways to get the urgency rate high and we’ve followed that up with a step-by-step action...

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Getting Others To Change: Give Them A Path

Brandon Smith - Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 8:19am

Our challenge this month is how do we to get others to change. In my previous post we focused on the first critical step in any change effort – establishing a compelling “why.” If you’ve successfully completed this...

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WORKING: Can You Pick Up My Kids?

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 24, 2012 - 6:41am

You’ve probably dealt with a few unreasonable requests from bosses over the years. I’d guess most were related to your job. But have you ever been asked to go pick up your boss’s children? And would you, if asked? That...

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Getting Others To Change: Start With A Compelling 'Why'

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:59am

Getting others to change is no easy task. Whether we are talking about one person or a whole organization, if we want to increase the probability of successful change we have to start the right way. John Kotter, a...

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WORKING: Underemployment

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 17, 2012 - 3:17am

Consider this: 16.4 percent of Georgians were underemployed between the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012. The U.S. Labor Department computes that rolling average every quarter, along with other...

'How Do I Get Others To Change?'

Brandon Smith - Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 8:51am

Are you facing one of the most challenging tasks in the history of mankind – to get other people to change? Whether you need to get your employees, your colleagues, your client or your family members to change, getting...

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WORKING: Emotions On The Job

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 10, 2012 - 5:08am

Emotions are a big part of who we are and a big part of our lives. Except at work. On the job, most of us feel like we have to turn off our emotions. And when they do slip out, boy do things get awkward and...

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Prescription - How To Get Work/Life Balance

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 7:33am

Work/life balance is one of those elusive mysteries that we seem to constantly be chasing regardless of our particular season of life. And like unicorns, leprechauns and mermaids, there are legends of those who have...


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