In the bad old days of the former Soviet Union, that government periodically announced, with great fanfare, a new Five Year Plan that was to result in what it called A Great Leap Forward. The idea was to shore up (yet again) the faltering Soviet economy, usually through a variety of repressive and … [Read more...] about 2 Great Leaps Forward
When we talk about the fear of public speaking, the first thing the comes to mind is getting up on a stage and giving a formal speech of some kind. However, there are many other times in the course of business and in our everyday lives that we have to speak in public. I invite you to take the … [Read more...] about Are You the Kind of Speaker You Want to Be?
I have always been a champion yawner. When I was a kid, I had a hard time remembering to cover my mouth when I yawned. Instead of constantly nagging me about it; my mother would look at me; and with a twinkle in her eye, she would say, Mammoth Cave. Little did I know at the time, but there are 3 … [Read more...] about 3 Great Reasons to Yawn before You Speak or Sing
Using one's mobile phone to text someone else's mobile phone is a wonderful thing for a number of reasons: You can get a message to someone much more quickly than when making a phone call; as people may be unable to answer an actual phone call, depending upon the situation. Even if people … [Read more...] about 4 Pluses and Minuses of Texting
Decisions! Decisions! Here's another wrinkle on the challenge of making decisions. I call decision #3 the partner decision; as in I cannot commit to invest in this or do that without consulting my partner (spouse, significant other, third cousin twice-removed). And you may indeed have an … [Read more...] about Decision #3 – Do I Need to Talk with My Partner First?
Decisions, decisions, decisions! It seems that life is always full of decisions. Those of us who are on the path of increasing our skills and our effectiveness in business and in other areas of our lives are always being offered new opportunities to consider. Is this wonderful new program, … [Read more...] about Decisions! Decisions! Is This ‘Whatever’ Worth the Cost?