Marjorie, a Director of Sales in a Fortune 100 company, was given the opportunity to work with an executive coach. This invitation to work with a coach came after her 360 report, which indicated various areas of improvement that needed her attention. Her bosses and direct reports indicated that Marjorie’s communication left a lot to be desired. She was pushy, demanding, controversial, and expected too much for too little in return, from those whom she served. Her reply to this invitation? “Only if I can work on those issues that will ensure I get my bonus this year.” Interestingly enough,

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I Promise Myself This

Posted by Donald Wyant on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Integrity, Promises

This is my promise to myself. Just because I’m am turning 71, I refuse to do the following: I promise not to grow a beard, mustache, or goatee and think I am hip. I promise not to grow a ponytail and think I am sexy. I promise not to have bushy eyebrows or excess hair coming out of my ears and nose. I promise not to wear plaid shirts or shorts. I promise not to let my stomach hang over my belt. I promise to go to the national cemetery each Veterans Day and show my respect to my fellow

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Why Are You Lying?

Posted by Adekemi Oguntala on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Teenagers

Teen parents are always wondering if their teen is lying. The lie seems like a betrayal of sorts, I trusted you and you lied to me. How am I going to trust you again? Here’s the thing, why would they lie? Your teen really wants your approval. Whether you think so or not they are trying not to disappoint you. They’re trying not to disappoint you and by their sheer inexperience and immaturity they make mistake after mistake and hopefully catch themselves earlier each time. Still, this is often way too late by your standards. Really? Again? How could you?

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Teen Jekyll and Hyde

Posted by Adekemi Oguntala on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Teenage Sucess, Teenagers

You’re getting ready to head out and you ask your teen to get a move on. You hear this growl come from their room, but eventually they make it to the car. Once you get to the picnic, you can’t help but notice how charming your teen is. You’re blown away as person after person walks up to you and complements you on how polite and sweet your teen is. You’re thinking My teen? The one that just chewed me out for asking them to get a move on? Before you start thinking you have given birth to Dr Jekyll

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Tenacity and Gratitude

Posted by John Baldoni on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Gratitude, Tenacity

In an interview on NPR’s Here & Now, actor Henry Winkler revealed two principles that guide his life: tenacity and gratitude. As an actor, Winkler, best known for his role as Fonzie in the super successful sitcom, Happy Days, has known like most actors his share of ups and downs. These days Winkler, who has directed and produced shows and authored best-selling children’s books, is happily working as a regular on two television shows. His giving back comes in his long time involvement in children’s charities. Not only should gratitude and tenacity hold actors in good stead, they are principles for anyone in

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What Profitable Attitudes Do:

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

When life is rough and we can’t make it stop raining, we learn to dance in the rain. How can we dance in the rain? By having an Attitude of acceptance toward the things we cannot change. How can I accept the unacceptable? By helping someone else accept their unacceptable. Everyone has problems, to some extent. When I am visiting my friend Wayne in the long term care facility, it is impossible for me to feel sorry for myself. Sure, I am a hemi- plegic with the left half of my body paralyzed so I am unable to do many of the

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The twist placed on this well known story illustrates importance of Attitude priorities: A professor of philosophy stood before his class with some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks about two inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was full. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly and watched as the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the

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From: Sarah, Atlanta, Georgia Dear Dr. Rosie Thank you so much for your blogs. You provide an important perspective and provide inspiration at the same time. I’m beginning to develop my business as a Life and Business Coach. My intention is to work with people who are business directors and leaders. I’ve got to develop a sense of power in order to feel grounded in my coaching. I’ve read your book Self-Empowerment 101 and understand the importance of personal power, however I’m afraid the way that I choose to be powerful will come across as aggressive and pushy. I’m afraid

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Marketing in Nursing

Posted by Donald Wood on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Marketing, Nursing

Ask a group of nurses how much marketing they are doing for their organization and the answer will probably be a resounding zero! I posed this question to a nurse who worked in an operating room one time and was quickly told that she was a nurse, she wasn’t supposed to sell people anything. Unfortunately, this is the thinking of many nurses today. Marketing is seen as something that is done by people in another department who deal with newspaper ads and billboards. The time has come to tell all nurses that they are involved in multi-level marketing (not the

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Women Leaders: Natural Underdog-Insurgents

Posted by David Morey on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog

If you want a better future you must imagine it first, says David Morey, Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group, an innovative Washington marketing and communications firm. “Winning always begins with practical dreaming,” Morey says.  “You’ve got to have a clearly defined destination in mind, that ‘shining city on a hill’…toward which you and your team keep working.”  And in today’s business climate, you’ll need all the imagination and creativity you can get—because the only certainty is change.  “The rules of leadership, business, and communication have completely changed,” Morey writes.  “The old rules are gone.  Change rules.” In high-tech businesses,

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