Something You Should Know about Coworkers


Getting Things Done

April 16, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Fiore, author of the book The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that we procrastinate when we know we have to get something done?

 

Neil Fiore:
We do it in part because of the way we talk to ourselves and the way in which our parents talked to us about our homework. "You have to finish your homework" - well that's very counter-productive 'because you have to' means you don't want to.
 


Neil Fiore

Meeting People & Creating Contacts

April 15, 2014

 

Interview with Anne Baber, author of the book Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting out there and meeting new people is extremely important in order to get ahead professionally and socially and yet…
 
Anne Baber:
About sixty percent of Americans are now saying that they are shy. That number has ratcheted upward from forty percent only ten years ago.

Anne Baber

What Makes A Great Workplace Culture

March 25, 2014

 

Interview with Adam Bryant, author of the book Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to create a positive workplace culture don’t hire jerks.

 

Adam Bryant:
Because jerks multiple there is a phenomenon where you bring people into the company and they can have this effect on other people around them where they bring out bad behavior in other people.
 


Adam Bryant

Ways To Improve Family Communication

February 17, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Carl Alasko, author of the book Say

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to improve your communication skills particularly within your own family…

 

Dr. Carl Alasko:
Don’t ask questions that don’t have an actual answer. And I put the main culprit the why question. Why didn’t you do your homework?
 


Dr. Carl Alasko

What Makes A Great Work Environment

February 14, 2014

 

Interview with Dennis Bakke, author of the book Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun On The Job

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What people need and seldom get in the workplace is responsibility.

 

Dennis W. Bakke:
In effect, take the big action or make a difference that actually affects the outcome of what we're doing. People have to be able to make important decisions.

 


Dennis W. Bakke

How To Achieve That Big Goal

February 12, 2014

 

Interview with Sam Bennett, author of the book Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

 
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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about people and the goals they set.
 
Sam Bennett:
Almost everybody has at least 1 project that they know that if they were to spend time on it, it would make a big difference in their lives. You know it’s something very close to their heart, something really important to them and somehow every single day we manage to get everything done for everybody else and not move forward – and it hurts.

Sam Bennett

Identifying Your Strengths & Weaknesses

February 6, 2014

 

Interview with Marcus Buckingham, author of the book The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a good way to determine what your weaknesses are…

 

Marcus Buckingham:
It's an activity that when you're not doing it, you don't look forward to it and when you are doing it you can't wait to stop. Well, you're never going to learn to love that.
 


Marcus Buckingham

Getting Good At Saying No

January 28, 2014

 

Interview with Jana Kemp, author of the book No! How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Although it's difficult, being able to say "no" to people has some real benefits.

 

Jana Kemp:
When we learn to say no more effectively we actually feel less stress in our lives. By learning to say no and keeping our resolve other people start to respect our personal boundaries and our professional boundaries.
 


Jana Kemp

How Anger Can Sabotage Your Success

December 10, 2013

 

Interview with Deidre Combs, author of the book Worst Enemy, Best Teacher : How to Survive and Thrive with Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive You Crazy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you gotten yourself in trouble by reacting to something someone said or wrote without stepping back and really thinking about it before you respond?

 

Deidre Combs:
Here's one tip that I use: is to remember if I want to respond right away, I shouldn't.
 


Deidre Combs

Doing What's Important To You

October 9, 2013

 

Interview with Jones Loflin, author of the book Getting to It: Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you know what your “it” is?

 

Jones Loflin:
“It” is your most important thing “I” “T” your important thing of the moment. And getting to it as simple as it sounds is difficult in today’s world of a lot of “something else’s”.
 


Jones Loflin

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