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Posts about Interpersonal conflict and dealing with people as of August 4, 2009

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ISBN: 0684855275 It takes courage to start the change with ourselves. That was one point the book tried to make. The 3-step process: What is the primary problem? What am I doing about the problem now? What do I need to do differently? To identify the root problem, author recommends addressing these questions (note: you don’t try to speculate the “Why”): “WHO is doing WHAT that presents a problem To WHOM, and HOW is this behaviour a problem?” Key messages from the book: We might be the problem Doing the same things will simply get the same results If conventional means don’t work, then consider acting unconventionally P22.
Developing Your JV Business Relationships –
Your joint venture is a specific business endeavor with both you and your JV partner at the helm. You may be conducting a specific mail or Internet marketing campaign, or perhaps you have even developed a new product or service that is successful and looks to be a long-term venture. In any case, you and your JV partner will be dealing with not just customers, but with other businesses. How are you developing those relationships? The Importance of Good Relations Your business relationships outside your own business or JV are important.
Dealing with Difficult People: The Stealth Destroyer, Part II –
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Illness vs. Hubris: What would you choose? Recently when I have been seeing couples or families or individuals in which an Axis I psychiatric illness (major depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, schizophrenia according to the current psychiatric diagnostic nomenclature that usually requires some sort of medication) is clearly not present I have offered them the following choice.
pride n. 1. A sense of one’s own proper dignity or value; self-respect( www.thefree dictionary .com ) The feeling of importance, it is an infallible law of human nature. Everyone wants to be respected and to feel significant in this world. Due to the lack of awareness the world has taken a nightmare pill. People argue and wars are fought just because of the failure to respect the other’s feeling of importance.
Poll Results Thanks everyone for participating on the earlier poll on whether to have pictures or not in the posts ! The poll has ended and the results are as follow (total of 50 votes): Yes, it improves reading experience (46%, 23 Votes) I’m fine eitherway (32%, 16 Votes) No, I’m here for the content (22%, 11 Votes) It appears that the majority vote is in the favor of having pictures in the posts.
First Time Visitors: Don’t Scare Them
This picture shows the lanyard worn by our Information Host volunteers.  As you can see, it has a simple message — “Ask Me About Hope”.  We have these Hosts around the halls of Hope and greeting people as they pass by.  They are easily recognized, without being overbearing, as someone a visitor could approach with a question.
The whole world’s out there.. Image: Le Enfant Terrible ♥ Here is the second edition of useful lists from the rest of the web (the first one was here). Today, we feature lots of useful content from the rest of the web. Enjoy! 1. 10 Great Google Gadgets For Your Gmail Sidebar – How to spruce up your Gmail inbox. More than just email… 2. 7 Tricks to Boost Your Metabolism – for a healthier lifestyle. 3. In the Woods – 10 Typography Tips to Bring your Skills to the Next Level – improve your typographical design skills.
9 Strategies for Difficult People –
Celestine Chua for No one likes to be treated as if he/she is stupid/incapable/incompetent. If you are going to treat the person with disrespect, it’s not going to be surprising if he/she treats you the same way as well. As  the golden rule says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Golden rule aside, respect will get you farther in life. This is a good list that deal with difficult people in the workplace (there is always one).
Can You Honor When There is Un-repented Sin?
If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you may think I’m avoiding a far too common scenerio. I know some of you think I’m forgetting some straightforward instructions in Scripture. Jesus said in Luke 17:3-4 (NLT) So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” We are to rebuke a believer who sins.
Do You Hate People? –
Are you a leader who hates people? Good! Well, it’s good if the people you hate are the people targeted in the wonderfully humorous book, “I Hate People: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job .” Authors Marc Hershon and Jonathan Littman target a list of people in our work environments–the types of workers who can get us down, make us miserable and just make work a chore. It’s a great summer read.

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