From:  Karen, Montgomery, Alabama Dear Dr. Rosie I work as an HR person in a medium sized company here in Montgomery. I love my work because I get to use coaching skills to not only empower employees’ productivity but also create an environment that is fun and highly effective. Lately, though, the employees have been bringing me more challenging issues. I’m having to intervene in a way that feels forceful and imposing rather than my

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“There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can’t do what you want to do.  Ignore them!” Words of wisdom passed to me by my father and they have guided me through ownership of three corporations and a university presidency!  Leadership is not easy – and it’s not a popularity contest. While challenging and invigorating, it also demands discipline. Speaking to bankers, corporate executives, higher education trustees and many other groups,

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It’s all the rage and the statistics are astounding.  More than 300 million people worldwide are active participants on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, MySpace, and Hi5.  The growth rate of usage among these five is 50% per month combined.* The demographics also bear some weight – more than 67% of the global online community subscribes to a social networking site. More than 45% of MySpace users are over the age of 26, and they average 4 hours per

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The Middle Way

Posted by Alicia Marie Fruin on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Boundries

The middle way is very simple. Keep it simple, and you will find the balance you have been yearning for. All extremes are fear-based and destructive. Should you eat all the time?  Well no, that would not be good for you.  Should you stop eating all together?  No, that would not be good for you. I could ask you the same questions around exercise,  work, play, relationships and on and on.  From science, we know

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Life is easier with Attitude control

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

Life is easier when we control our own Attitudes! Attitude control is the ultimate freedom. Lack of Attitude control is a self constructed prison. th occasional setbacks. My emotional reactions gradually became socially acceptable a number of years ago. Until then, controlling my emotional reactions seemed impossible.   From what I could tell, voc rehab was designed to get free labor out of people with disabilities. Having me count and label medical supplies, everything from catheters

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Profit or Loss Attitudes

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

The pavement is coming at me faster than I might like, but it keeps coming. I’m limping down the hill I’m about to turn around and climb. There’s no lack of hills; the up and down neighborhood surrounding my condo makes for some great morning walks, but this particular hill is the longest and the steepest around. I love the effort it demands. I strain to slow my descent. It’s like I’m on a concrete conveyor

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Attitude Solutions

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

Because Attitudes of addiction can have holds of supernatural power, sometimes they scream for a solution. This post is about the solution that people, who know through personal experience, say is the only lasting solution that they found. Addictive Attitudes can involve anything from drugs and alcohol to food or selfish, self serving behaviors. The one in the grip of addiction may give up on living a happy or productive life and throw themselves into self-destructive behavior. Family and

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From Aline, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dear Dr. Rosie, I’m always amazed at what you bring to your column. You touch the heart and soul of who we are under all the layers of doing what we do, in our lives and in our work. For eight years I’ve been a director for a medium sized company. I see so much more potential for the company and for the people who work here. I want to

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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

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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

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