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  • Listening is More Than Simply "Not Speaking"

    Listening is More Than Simply "Not Speaking"

    JW Way #5  Listen Fully.  Listening is more than simply "not speaking."  Give others your undivided attention.  Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions.  Listen with focus.  Most importantly, listen to understand. 

    Listening fully may be one of the best gifts you can give your client, colleagues, friends, family and yourself.  It is a powerful tool.   … Read More

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  • Why Embracing Change is Important

    Why Embracing Change is Important

    By Sharon Kuller and Jill Kubek

    "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."   ~Mary Engelbreit

    Change – for some a "four letter word".  Change can create fear, uncertainty, and doubt.  It is an emotional experience.  Many of us approach change with a negative view, ignoring the positive growth that may come. Change happens every … Read More

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  • Why it is Time for an Annual "Checkup" for You and Your Company

    Why it is Time for an Annual "Checkup" for You and Your Company

    The end of the year is always a good time to take stock of where you are personally and professionally.  This can be checking in with your personal accountant to make sure you have withheld/paid enough taxes during the year or planning for deductions to planning for large corporate expenditures on things such as upcoming projects, planned corporate initiatives or planned equipment purchases.  But the one … Read More

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  • Why you Shouldn't Put Your Cell Phone on the Table at Lunch or Let it Kill Your Creativity!

    Why you Shouldn't Put Your Cell Phone on the Table at Lunch or Let it Kill Your Creativity!

    Putting your phone on the table at a meal sends the wrong message whether you are dining with someone you are looking to connect or network with, or when you are with your spouse or kids. It is the equivalent of telling whoever you are with that the people who text, email or call you are potentially and likely more important than they are.  If not, why would you leave open the possibility of having your phone … Read More

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  • Back to School

    Back to School

    In Arizona, the majority of K through 12th grade students went back to school this week. Here, in some circles and professions, it is as if this week marks the start of working hard through the end of the year, i.e. we coasted through the summer and now it is time to get back to work. But "back to school" can mean many things. Are you a lifetime learner always trying to improve? Do you need to … Read More

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  • Why be an Expert?

    Why be an Expert?

    It seems that everyone is an expert on something, or is, at least, trying to position themselves as an expert. But are they?  Depends.

    Some are.  Some, well you know. 

    You may wonder whether it is important to be an expert at something.  I believe it is.  It is how you differentiate yourself from others.  You may be thinking who you know is more important than what you know, but who … Read More

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  • Where's the Money?

    Where's the Money?

    I recently read the following  line, which struck me: A businessman puts money first, an artist sees money as a byproduct.  It made me think about how so many people put money first, which means service is second, at best.  If you focus on service and quality instead of what you will be paid, there is a better chance money will follow.  And a better chance your customer or client will satisfied … Read More

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