Points on Street Smart Negotiation

Apr 16, 12 Points on Street Smart Negotiation

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Myth: To get what you want, you have to take it away from someone else. Truth: Everyone can feel good after a negotiation. To get what you want, you don’t have to take it away from someone else. You can always negotiate a win/win. Negotiation is coming to an agreement on terms and conditions that you can feel good with and leave...

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How do you support the high-performers?

Apr 14, 12 How do you support the high-performers?

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Most people, even the successful, are not good at learning outside their areas of competence. Taking a fresh path requires the ability to see that path with awareness of the need to taking the new path, and the courage to risk failure. Often as parents, we will compare our children with one another. As unjust as that is, we further...

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Coaching for Success

Apr 12, 12 Coaching for Success

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Leadership from the back is not about making dependencies; it is about growth of others. Success of a coaching relationship is achieved when you as a coach are no longer need. Consider your relationship with children; when do you feel pride? When you have to constantly tell them what to do? Or when they make an amazing decision and...

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Leadership from the Back

Apr 10, 12 Leadership from the Back

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In a power hungry world, everyone is trying to tell everyone else what to do, and then putting up resistance to the commands and orders of others. Someone who is a little bit more tactful will implement influence strategies and strategies of persuasions to get the person to do what they want. You are required to rise above the...

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Solutions for Misunderstandings

Always look at the bright side; always think good by giving your brother an excuse. Umar (ra) said, “If your brother did something that seem bad, think of 99 excuses. If you couldn’t think of any justification, make the 100th excuse that maybe I couldn’t think of one.” Always stay away from looking after people’s...

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Reasons for Misunderstandings

Apr 06, 12 Reasons for Misunderstandings

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Misunderstandings are natural. In Surat Al-Baqarah, a verse regarding fasting states, “to eat and drink until you are able to distinguish the white thread and the black thread.” This verse is referring to distinguishing features in the sky. Adi b. Hatim, one of the sahaba, thought it meant taking two strings of different color...

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