Tuesday, June 28, 2011

3 Unconscious Habits That Kill Effective Communication
by John M Reisinger

The strategies we attempt to use for effective communication are filtered through our habits. Take a look at the arguments and frustrations you experience everyday. For most of us, 98% of them habitually breakdown in the same places. The breakdown points are intersections of a perceived outside trigger and our unconscious habits to react the way we do (visualize the co-worker who annoys you, your spouse's embarrassing behaviors, and the constant complaining of your children for a clearer picture).

Most people never examine their habits when they're trying to resolve conflicts, triggered into frustration, or become upset over innocent comments. Our habits tend to run us, like we're on automatic pilot just reacting to whatever turbulence we encounter. Still worse, unexamined habits prevent effective communication because we unintentionally inflame them by using strategies not coherent with our habits.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One More Argument Supporting Globalization
by Lance Winslow

Is globalization estranging us from our human nature? Some believe it is and one point maybe that if we leave those villages alone, they can live out their human endeavor without the niceties of modern civilization. Does this mean that we should leave alone such groups, tribes or cultures, even if they are living with their animals, starving or the children are dying of malaria, typhoid or dysentery? If these groups wish to be left alone we can certainly do that, I suppose, that does not necessarily make it right to allow them to live that way or die that way?

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Time management. Being more effective at your workplace and place of employment as well as being more efficient and effective overall.
Yet many people express great interest in the concepts of time management , yet most lose interest entirely when they find out that they may well have to work differently ,even if only a little. It seems the work habits of a lifetime are ingrained and die hard. These workers want to change their level of results without changing their actions. Unfortunately in the work and business climate of 2011 that is not usually possible.
Here is a short quiz to help determine if you really are good and ready to change your work habits to make better use of your precious time.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

by Lance Winslow

Often we see protests at the sites of global leader gatherings. Some complain Globalization is bad, that a one world currency is evil and that there is a huge conspiracy a foot to control all of mankind. Yet, these same people often fail to see the incredible advantages to trade and quality of life that a one-world scenario can provide. They fail to understand the issues of free trade and what we can do for the third world. Before you buy into the anti one world theme and do your family name the dishonor of standing on a corner and making a fool of yourself, there is a book I recommend that you read:
“One World Ready or Not” by William Greider.
This is an older book as it was written in 1997. But it brings up many points that are important to understanding the merging of Asian, European and North American currencies. As free trade and developing nations come into first world nations we will see many changes. The book is very good as it discusses issues almost too numerous to list in real terms. I recommend the book to anyone who finds themselves thinking they understand the global economics of the future. It may help you reason other aspects you may not have considered previously if you are not an economist. Read it and think about it and if you still feel yourself being coaxed by friends to stand on the corner in mass protest you will find you and your friends soaking wet from fire hoses, in the polluted water of your own follies.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Words of the day

Happiness does not depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little, and miserable with much (W.D. Hoard).

Happiness is a concious choice, not an automatic response (Mildred Barthel). 
but, the fact is  happiness is not a destination, it is indeed a journey.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Self-motivation encourages us to plan our goals and helps.
by Joe Coolman

Self-motivation adds excitement and enthusiasm into our lives and helps us face boldly all forms of challenges and adversities. It is a positive driving force to improve the quality of our own lives and those around us.

This leads to higher satisfaction levels, happiness and more fulfillment in our life. Internal motivation, which we shall call 'Self-Motivation,' is all about encouraging ourself towards achieving our goal in life. In this book we shall discuss increasing our will-power and motivating ourselves towards success. As you proceed, you will discover how self-potivation can successfully lead you towards a healthier and happier life.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Are Inventors And Scientists God's Chosen People?
by Alexa Ferotina

For whatever reason, science sometimes has a bad name. Maybe it has to do with religion and faith. Religion and faith, relies on a "leap of faith," which, of course, is why they call it faith, not fact.

Proven facts based on research, often double-blind research constitute the elements of science. Oddly enough, I happen to be a person of faith, but I guess my theory of faith, and there being a higher power is a bit different than many. I do not look at God as a big force in the sky scrutinizing our every move, to then decide where we go when we die.

My concept of life and death may not be so mainstream, but to me it is common sense and it works for me. People who understand the importance of life and the importance of quality of life, have tapped into something bigger than themselves.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tips, Tools and Techniques for Honing Your Public Speaking Skills
by Aileen Pincus

It's a stubborn myth that public speakers are born, not made.
While we assume climbing the corporate ladder or being in the public eye takes hard work, we cling to the notion that communication abilities come without effort, springing from the lucky few naturally.
Both Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, widely regarded as 'natural' born communicators, worked continually to hone their 'natural' skills. Clinton worked with speech coaches throughout his presidency. Ronald Reagan famously said he couldn’t imagine being president without having been an actor.
It’s not just the communication skills of politicians that people notice. An executive who assumes a strong track record of accomplishment and the right connections will "speak for themselves" assumes wrongly. More often, the lack of communication ability will erode confidence in leadership abilities, and at the very least, become a stumbling block in accomplishing goals.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

5 Big Advantages Of Homeschooling
by Jon Porter

What makes homeschooling better than traditional schooling? Lately, there is a rising trend in families selecting to homeschool their child rather than send their child to a traditional government-run educational institution.

Let's look at some of the benefits homeschooling has over traditional government-run education:
Home Schooling Learning History
by Owen Jones

Do you consider that spending time in traditional classrooms is a waste of time? For many people, that is probably true. For instance, a test is due and the pupils are told to memorize a list of dates and names. However, after taking the exam, they will definitely forget 90% of those dates and names. That's what the majority of students do every time they have exams. If you are one of these people, you will find traditional history lessons boring, so home schooling, which focuses more on the history of the world, will surely interest you more.