New Success DNA. Do you have it and how to develop it

Posted by on January 01, 2000
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We are hardwired for success – and we need not settle for anything less! However, success is a relative concept. It means whatever you want it to mean. Success is meaning. The choices we have are: Is success about acquiring physical possessions and positions or – is success about who you are becoming? Current research has revealed the existence of a new, emerging, human DNA. What were once perceived as ‘junk genes’, are now turning out to be biological material with inherent higher potential for us all. This potential – lying dormant within – is just waiting for us to

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How Culture Influences Harassment

Posted by Bonnie Cox on January 01, 2000
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Anyone in Human Resources who works in California knows that 2013 is once again year for mandatory Supervisor Sexual Harassment training. Since 2005, California has required companies with 50 employees or more to train managers and supervisors to prevent harassment by participating in a two-hour class. Since its initiation as a law, PTI has conducted dozens of these live classes all across California for a wide range of companies. Over the years, we’ve come to notice something important: the company culture defines the whether the environment allows and tolerates harassment. Culture is created and defined by those at the top

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  I was in Houston this last week teaching procurement negotiation seminars. There are two quotes I distinctly remember from past trips to Texas. One was “Welcome to Texas. If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes.” The other one, in response to me asking about how the food is in Houston, was “Ain't nobody hungry in Houston.” In my case, that was definitely true. I can still taste the blackened catfish. As also promised, the weather was crazy, with 30 degree temperature swings in the matter of a few hours. In the same day, I wished I had both a trench

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Black Belt Leader as Innovator

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 01, 2000
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  BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader as Innovator   “To keep our faces towards change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”  – Helen Keller   But how do we as “Black Belt Leaders in the Making” find the courage, as Ms. Keller suggests, “to keep our faces towards change,” especially when we have lost heart and our resistance stifles our ability to move forward?     Answer: Remove the resistance.   When we remove the resistance, we open up the willingness. And when we become more willing, we become more intelligent. We become

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  The above words are not original to me, and I don’t know who first used them, but I appreciate their rich message.  The Blues is a musical tradition that originated with Afro-Americans in which they put the pain of slavery , segregation, and Jim Crowism into a unique existential poetry that resonated their experiences.  The Blues is about the fear, anger, and shame associated with a way of being.  The Blues are also a perfect picture to me of what happens to those who have been victims of sexual harassment and assault. The accepted definition of sexual harassment is

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Simple Leadership

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 01, 2000
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  In our high powered, fast-paced world of electronic presentations, it is easy to forget some of the basic elements of leadership.  The latest fads, buzz words or methods of presentation often overshadow some of the basics of true leadership. This communication and upcoming ones serve as reminders of the simple aspects that are part of the life of every effective leader.    In order to stay with the theme of simplicity, we will use the letters of the word “leader” as an outline.  Obviously, at the beginning we will start with the letter “L” as in “L”eader.  The final

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If you work in a mining/manufacturing environment, you attend annual refresher training to increase your awareness of hazards so that you can take action to avoid them and prevent accidents. This training prepares you with skills and a mindset to "work safe". A different set of hazards sabotage your efforts to change. Most of these hazards are excluded from change initiatives, so are often overlooked. Others are labeled as "part of the culture'" and are accepted as something that can't be changed. Virtually all of them reside in the management system – either in management processes or in the behaviors

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A KEY TO HAVING A GREAT ATTITUDE ?IS TO RELAX

Posted by Walter Jackson on January 01, 2000
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  Here  is what most people say when they're told relaxing reduces stress and changes their attitude. “RELAX?!  How can I let go and relax?   I have this to do.  I gotta go here.  I gotta go there.  People are pulling on me.  My job is stressing me out.  They're talking about cut-backs.  My kids need this, my boss needs that from me.  I don’t have enough time.” Exactly!  That’s why you have to let go. You are carrying a lot of stress.  You'll find your attitude toward even the most irritating task is better. Stress affects not only

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Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Four

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 01, 2000
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  BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP   Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Four   “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need.” – The Rolling Stones   My son Owen – he’s a really wonderful guy – and when he was a little kid – he’s about 20 now – and we’d ask him what he wanted to do, he’d always say: “Go to Disneyland.” No matter where we were. I mean, if we were in San Francisco – and we’d be out there – “Hey Owen, what do

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