Overcoming Obstacles

Posted by on January 1, 2000
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When you think about obstacles, you may think about items, things, or people that obstruct, hinder, delay, frustrate, or even stop you. You may even believe that you have to jump over, go around, go under, or knock down obstacles. Obstacles can cause fear, terror, panic, depression, shock, despair, hopelessness, dejection, and misery.

According the Merriam Webster Dictionary the very definition of obstacle means obstruction, impediment, barrier, blockage, problem, difficulty, hindrance, or complication. We all seem to see obstacles in the same light: something we want to avoid.

Despite our desire to escape them, though, we all

Black Belt Leader as Team Builder: Part One

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 1, 2000
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BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP

 

Black Belt Leader as Team Builder: Part One

 

“Take a nap every afternoon.” Robert Fulgrum, author of All I Really Need to Know

Are You All In?

Posted by Walt Hampton on January 1, 2000
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Clarity is the key, we tell our coaching clients. You can’t hit a target you can’t see.

Action too is essential.  Without action, you get nowhere.

But while these principles are true, they’re not the whole story. You can be clear as a bell; you can take any number of steps toward your goal; and still not get the outcome you seek.

The goal will elude you.

Unless you’re all in.

I remember as a young associate at a big law firm being quite clear that I wanted my own business, my own practice. I can remember thinking about

What is “Sexual Harassment?”

Posted by Dr. Josiah Rich on January 1, 2000
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The word harassment is particularly interesting, and I found that generally it means ‘feelings of intense annoyance caused by being tormented'. So with this definition in mind I reexamined the working or stated definition of sexual harassment: "Sexual Harassment is unwanted and unwelcome advances of a sexual nature.  It could be a touch, written note, joke, picture, etc.  It can be intentional or unintentional.”  Furthermore there are two stated types of sexual harassment according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (ODMEEO). 

“The first type is Quid Pro

Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Five

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 1, 2000
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BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP

 

Black Belt Leader as Beginner: Part Five

 

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

LEADING YOUR STAFF THROUGH CHANGE

Posted by on January 1, 2000
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Tony Robbins said, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

As a leader, it is necessary to create a culture where people anticipate the need for change and view it as something positive rather than something threatening. How does a leader create this type of culture?

Challenge: It begins with challenging your staff members to be a part of the change. Allow them to make suggestions and to feel as if they matter in the decision-making. When people feel that they have ownership in what happens to them, they are more apt to

Collisions occur every day at every business. We are not talking about collisions on highways, in the air or on the sea. These collisions don't require a police report or investigation by the FAA or OSHA. They are virtual and happen behind the scenes. They are a natural part of the change process, but are outside the scope of change initiatives. What happens after a collision either promotes change, makes change harder or shuts change down. They occur at every management level when change bumps up against the management system – either management processes or management beliefs & behaviors. Knowing

Simple Leadership-Part 4

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 1, 2000
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As we continue with the simple outline for simple leadership, we come to the letter  “D” in the word “leader.”  Outstanding leaders help those around them grow and expand.  So, the letter “D” represents the thought that a good leader is a developer.
 
Batman did more than fight crime.  He was also busy developing the potential within Robin.  With Batman’s help, Robin elevated his effectiveness as a crime fighter as he went through the developmental process.  Batman was willing to help the Boy Wonder move to a more effective level of thinking and living as

Black Belt Leader as Team Builder: Part Two

Posted by Robert Elliott on January 1, 2000
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BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP

 

Black Belt Leader as Team Builder: Part Two

 

“What happened was: they became a team…. There had been times before…when they acted like a team, but