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3 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned About Managing Assertively

Book Review: Managing Assertively (A Self-Teaching Guide) by Madelyn Burley-Allen You were excited to start your job as a manager.  You knew it would be a different experience because it entailed a significant role in the group, leading a team and facing serious and difficult situations that require strong sense of ownership and command. Then came reality.  It was not a question of skill and knowledge but that of strength of character, patience and confidence. Are you ready for the job? Most …..

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Crucial Conversations Can Make Or Break

Book Review: Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler Conversations connect people, make impressions, express a thousand meanings and make the world move.  It can be an easy conversation while walking at the park, a hot discussion involving a relationship or a day-to-day talk on work-related matters.  What makes it a crucial conversation is when it makes or breaks a particular issue or concern or even a big chapter of your life. Heated discussions, immediate …..

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Develop the 8th Habit: Your Sense of Purpose

Book Review: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen Covey “Life is not accumulation, it is about contribution.” – Stephen Covey Last year, the death of Stephen Covey saddened many.  He was one great person who made a difference probably not only in the field of management but in the hearts of many people including me. His words transcend not as mere management principles but something deeper.  When I read his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I thought it was …..

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4 Things To Do To Stop Worrying

Book Review: How To Stop Worrying And Start Living by Dale Carnegie Recently, I  read a news about this luxury car  speeding and figuring in a horrible accident.  There was even an amateur video just in front of the incident where the car zoomed and hit a taxi.   I could not help but think- what if I was crossing the street, or I was the one in the taxi… there was endless thought and this happens each time I cross the street!  Has this happened to you?  What were you thinking of? A scenario …..

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4 Ps To Boost the Introvert Soul

Book Review: The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler People classification have been used by human resource organizations to manage and identify potential candidates for recruitment.  It is also a means for other professionals such as psychologists, therapists and even career coaches to help their clients understand themselves better and improve in their challenges. The extrovert and introvert classification, popularized by Carl Jung,  is one very common …..

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