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Attitudes that Negotiate

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog, Change

Life may not always be easy, but it is always simple. There seems to be a myriad of choices we can make, but there’s really only three.         Will we choose to accept things as they currently exist?         Will we exert enough effort to make them different?         Or will we make them different by negotiating? These are the questions I faced as I dropped the letter I’d been reading on the dresser and remembered the first day the letter regarded. Cheryl expected me to be at her house by 5:00, so we could stop and get a bite

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Attitude Reminders

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Effort, Good Manners, Respect

Since Attitudes are the Keys to Everything, I Try to Keep the Following in Mind: Attitudes of courtesy, consideration and respect for others can bring out their best by making them want to be their best. While you can’t control what happens to you, you can control the Attitude with which you react. Make good manners an automatic reaction. Have a sincere Attitude. Look for individual opportunities to give a genuine compliment. Remember that sincere, enthusiastic and optimistic Attitudes are more welcome than sarcastic, pessimistic and lazy Attitudes. Wear fun loving Attitudes. Laugh with others, never at them.    

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Attitude Barriers

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog

Although I must have been aware of their influence, on some level, before corresponding with PaulVan den Brande – The 4PL Coach from the Just in Time Management Group of Bruges Area, Belgium, https://www.bpma.be – on LinkedIn, I lacked the means to articulate the following limitations regarding attitude. Although my teacher from Belgium shared with me the the following capitalized Attitude barriers, PaulVan den Brande’s thoughts are likely much deeper and more clear than mine, so I feel responsible for telling my readers that the thoughts about how these Attitudes affect me are my own. Five Attitudes that Efecctively Get In the Way of Effectiveness What I now understand more

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Several years ago I read in a book this quote. ”The answer to the question is always there before the question is asked”. This past weekend the answers to three of my questions that have been eating away at me appeared in a most unlikely spot. My wife and I were in the wonderful small Texas town of Fredericksburg . While strolling done the side walk we went into a gift shop. There I saw a little plaque hanging on the wall that had the answer to the three questions that has been frustrating me for the past several weeks.

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Attitude-Get One!

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog

When you have a winning Attitude, you do everything you possibly can to prepare to win. Because you’re PREPARED to win, you EXPECT to win. The measure of how prepared a person is, is whether they are able to perform at the top of their abilities. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting beaten by somebody who has greater abilities than your own, but there is great shame in getting beaten by a lesser rival who beats you only because they’re better prepared. In 1963, in the Final Four, in the last few seconds of the game, UCLA lost to Cincinnati (who

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In my capacity as a leadership coach I’ve been working with Hank, an executive in a Fortune 500 company who has been embroiled in a dispute with a particular associate for the past few weeks. The associate, we’ll call him Tom, is somewhat passive and resistant. When he feels like working he’s on top of his game and works harder and longer than any one of his team members. However, when he doesn’t feel like working, he rationalizes and justifies for not fulfilling his agreements. The more he is pushed to fulfill the less he does. Yesterday, Hank confronted Tom

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Attitude is Everything

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog, Boundries, Overcoming Obstacle

The power of Attitude, believing in one’s own ability-strength-destiny is made crystal clear in The Dave Clark Story.  Imagine being 5-foot-2 and playing professional baseball. And not just playing, but also managing, coaching, scouting, owning a professional barnstorming team that toured the country, and traveling Europe as a representative of Major League Baseball. And along the way, he nearly got “the call” to the major leagues as a pitcher. Now imagine doing it all on crutches due to polio. That’s the incredible and inspiring tale at the heart of Diamond in the Rough: The Dave Clark Story, written by sportswriter

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Attitude Teamwork

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog, Collaboration, Team Building

Life is a lot like a football game or a play on Broadway.  While some players have roles that have them on stage more often, or maybe they have greater athletic ability than the average player, an Attitude of teamwork is essential. Even the best of the best need the rest of the team. How efficiently would the play make its’ point if the actor with the starring role also had to manage the lights and the sound as well as open and close the curtain? And how many touchdowns would the star running back score if he also had

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Attitude of Progress

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Acceptence, Attitude, Blog, Relationships

The current of life is always moving. Life can be understood to be like swimming upstream; the speed of the currant depends upon our Attitudes. We are either moving forward or backward. If we relax and just float, the current carries us downstream, away from our goals. For years, goals filled my thoughts, day and night. My goals were to walk and talk and drive efficiently enough to at least serve a practical purpose. When I attained these basic goals, my goals gradually became more refined. Today my goals involve my interactions. They are things like learning to delay gratification and

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Attitude-Coach John Wooden

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Attitude, Blog

Wooden is said by many fans, team members, teammates and opponents to be the greatest basketball coach of all time. The Attitudes he taught the teams he coached, Attitudes like teamwork, personal excellence, dedication, discipline, focus, organization and leadership are the same Attitudes anyone needs to succeed in the real world. Wooden taught his players one primary objective: Be the best you can be in whatever situation or circumstance you find yourself. He taught his players to not worry about the score, their image, or the opponent. His teaching technique was simple: He taught by example. Colleagues say he worked

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