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The 12 Steps Are Your Moral Compass - Life Change Addiction Recovery

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Being in recovery is about working and living the principles found in the 12 steps. While it is certainly important to attend meetings, stay in regular contact with a sponsor and fellowship with other recovering people, these activities will not keep you clean. They will certainly provide some relief from the debilitating symptoms of alcoholism and drug addiction. They might even make you feel good about yourself and keep you energized about the recovery lifestyle, but this kind of relief is only temporary.

 

In order for an addict or alcoholic to experience the many gifts and promises that accompany a 12-step program, he or she must work the 12 steps. All too often, men and women complete an in or out-patient treatment program and then attend 12-step meetings as a part of their aftercare program. The problem is, they merely attend the meetings and never get around to working the steps. True, lasting, change must come from within. In order for someone to stay sober and experience that kind of change, they must work all 12 steps –there is simply no way around it.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Collaborative Leadership | Leadership | Training Industry

Training Industry is your complete resource for training companies, products, services, and technologies for IT, Sales, Leadership, Finance, Healthcare, and On Line Colleges and Universities.
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Working From Home: Yea or Nay? | Leadership | Training Industry

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Training Industry is your complete resource for training companies, products, services, and technologies for IT, Sales, Leadership, Finance, Healthcare, and On Line Colleges and Universities.
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Crossing a Very Dangerous Line - Gordon Training International

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Work with some people long enough and it's only natural for friendships to form and flourish. It happens all the time – managers find themselves befr
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There’s Nothing More Obvious Than a Solution to Someone Else’s Problem (Video Blog) - Gordon Training International

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“There’s Nothing More Obvious Than a Solution to Someone Else’s Problem”. This was a line from a play that L.E.T. Master Trainer Bill Stinnett, Ph.
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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jack Patterson, Dennis T OConnor
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Thanks Jumun Gimm for this pointer!
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Five Ways to Keep Employees Motivated, Committed and Productive - Gordon Training International

Five Ways to Keep Employees Motivated, Committed and Productive - Gordon Training International | My Leadership Training | Scoop.it

Read any book on management, or take a leadership training program and you’ll learn that a managers’ E.Q. is much more relevant than his or her I.Q. And the reason is simple: employees don’t care how smart their managers are –they only care about the quality of the relationship they have with them.


As a manager’s job is to see to it that things get done, he needs to know how to search for, screen and hire the right people and put them in the right seats. Most importantly, he needs to have the skills to motivate his employees to give their best each and every day and work well together with other team members.

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Leadership Secret Two: A Leader's Edge in Uncertain Times ...

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When all hell is breaking loose, your capacity to find your center, and to help yourself and others to find answers, comes down to your ability to direct and manage emotions. ...
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Don’t Use that Active Listening Stuff on Me! - Gordon Training International

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Has anyone ever said that to you? Or have you ever said that to someone else or at least felt like saying it?


At the L.E.T. Train-the-Trainer I attended in Phoenix last week, this topic came up once again. Why do people have that response when we’re trying to listen to them?

 

There are several reasons: Often, it’s someone that has just learned the skill and is trying it out. And sometimes, it’s when the listener’s heart really isn’t in it and that comes across to the other person. On rare occasions, it’s because the other person doesn’t want to talk about a problem.

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Why Isn’t Anything Getting Done (Psst…Are You Micromanaging)? - Gordon Training International

Why Isn’t Anything Getting Done (Psst…Are You Micromanaging)? - Gordon Training International | My Leadership Training | Scoop.it

Managers who keep such short leashes on employees are doing much more harm than good:
1) The micro-manager puts an unmanageable amount of stress on himself instead of “letting go” and allowing the very people he hired to do a job do their job.
2) It tells employees they are not trusted to make decisions. This is very damaging to the employer/employee relationship, especially when the employee has proven that he or she is perfectly competent and has the capacity to grow.
3) The company doesn’t have the benefit of the creativity and intellect employees have to offer. Confining employees to one way of doing things prevents growth.
4) Nothing will get done anytime soon. Even the smallest projects will take weeks, if not months to complete.
5) Employees will stop caring, and become nothing more than repetitious order-takers.
6) Talented, competent, and intelligent employees will quit. Guaranteed.

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Four Things to Consider When Joining Family With Business

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Going to work in the family business, or inviting a family member into the family business can be a double-edged sword. There are certainly many benefits of blending family into business such as shared accountability, keeping the business alive into another generation, co-managing and the ability to discuss confidential matters with people you trust. Plus, many customers appreciate what family businesses stand for – integrity, reputation and stronger relationships. And then there are those dangerous disadvantages which can place the family unit at risk of strained, or even destroyed relationships which may in turn destroy the business if family members cannot resolve their differences. This typically occurs when one family member feels more entitled than another, when one sibling is expected to manage another (one brother is another brother’s boss), or when family members take advantage of each other because after all, family isn’t supposed to fire family.

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The Forgotten Employees - Gordon Training International

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One of the most challenging tasks managers face is filling those entry-level positions that pay not much more than minimum wage. Turnover is typically high as entry-level, low wage positions are considered “stepping stones” for some, and for others, it is nothing more than a way to earn a little cash. Yet these positions are quite important, as these are the people who are the first to touch customers. They are employees working the floors, they are the ones who answer your phone every day, they take orders from customers and also perform a variety of other critical tasks that need to be done.

 

 

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Can Entrepreneurs Make Good Managers?

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Blog post at BizCompare.com : Someone once defined entrepreneurship as jumping out of an airplane with all the components needed to make a parachute.
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New Mobile Web App Gives Leadership and Parenting Grads Quick Access to Powerful Tools | PRLog

New Mobile Web App Gives Leadership and Parenting Grads Quick Access to Powerful Tools | PRLog | My Leadership Training | Scoop.it

Gordon Training International recently launched a mobile-friendly website to help graduates of their leadership (“Leader Effectiveness Training”) and parenting (“Parent Effectiveness Training “) programs. 

The mobile website, available at http://mobile.gordonmodel.com, offers graduates of the Gordon training classes quick and easy access to some of the most important and relevant information they need to continue utilizing and refining their active listening and communication skills as they are taught in the program.

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The Better Alternative to Performance Appraisals - Gordon Training International

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Blog Post by Scott Seroka The performance appraisal – the annual exercise managers and employees endure, where employees are rated and given grades in
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What to Do When You Inherit a Non-Performing Team - Gordon Training International

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You just received a promotion into a management position. Everyone is wishing you warm congratulations, but deep inside, you're both disappointed and worri
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10 Dumb Lies That Lousy Bosses Tell

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Telling the simple truth is far more productive than trying to fool your employees.
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Gordon Training Infographics - Gordon Training International

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Confrontation 101: Which Path Will You Take? By Michelle Adams 

 

Confront: “To face. To bring face to face with (the facts).”


We are often afraid to confront because we are afraid of how the other person will respond. We are often afraid to confront for fear the other person won’t like us anymore. Because of these fears, we often don’t confront other people’s behavior that is unacceptable to us.

 

When we consistently fail to confront, the predictable results are:
-Our needs are not met
-Resentment builds
-Cumulative damage to the relationship! (loss of productivity, etc.)

 

Therefore, we must be willing and able to confront effectively, when the inevitable unacceptable behaviors of our workmates occur.
Acknowledge that confronting is in fact a request for change, which means it will always contain some element of threat, and thus will always require some degree of courage. Also it often ends up as a “conflict of needs,” which we deal with in our leadership training program designed by Dr. Thomas Gordon.


However, the reason most confrontation is so painful is that our traditional cultural model for confronting is unnecessarily blameful, controlling, and punishing. No wonder we hate to confront! But what if there were some skills you could learn in a leadership training program that would not only take the sting out of confrontation, but strengthen the relationship? That would be pretty cool, yes?


This infographic shows two very different paths to confrontation—which one will you take the next time your workmate, spouse, boss or friend causes you a problem?

 

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The Most Important Leadership Skill of All | Brazen Life

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“I’m the boss. This isn’t a democracy. It’s a dictatorship.”

 

When a friend of mine relayed to me recently that her manager had actually uttered that sentence in a staff meeting, the first thing I did was say “Ow!” Because my jaw had hit the desk, right on the corner—and dang, that hurt.

 

The second thing I said was, “Really?” Because other than once or twice in my career, I’ve had the good luck to be blessed with bosses who would never in a Pleistocene era say something so archaic, backwards and totally counterproductive to morale and job satisfaction.

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Straightforward Strategies To Improve Your Leadership Skills With

Straightforward Strategies To Improve Your Leadership Skills With Management Training. October 10, 2012 ... is the goal of most managers today.
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Management Tip of the Day: Try not responding for a change - Reuters

Moneycontrol.comManagement Tip of the Day: Try not responding for a changeReutersBOSTON Oct 10 (Reuters) - Next time you answer an email at midnight it might be time to think about breaking the cycle of responsiveness you are wrapped up in, says...
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How to manage your relationship with the CEO - Fortune

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FortuneHow to manage your relationship with the CEOFortuneFORTUNE -- You may have heard it before: Only 19 Fortune 500 chiefs are women. That's a sad statistic, but it doesn't tell the whole story of women leaders in big business.
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Leadership Lessons From The NFL Replacement Officials

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The NFL Replacement Officials – and what leadership lessons we can learn from this situation. ...
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The Secret Power Of Introverts - Forbes

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“Introverts living under the Extrovert Ideal are like women living in a man’s world,” says Cain. “Our most important institutions are designed for extroverts. We have a waste of talent.”

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A Little Stress Is A Beautiful Thing

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Great Blog post at Pledging for Change :
William D. Stinnett, Ph.D. July 10, 2012

 

“Just calm down! Don’t worry! Don’t get all stressed out!

 

... Such phrases are often said with the best of intentions but may not be the best way to encourage someone facing a high stakes activity like making a big presentation or taking an important test."

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