8
Jun
Aneil is an Evangelist: What do your top five strengths say about you?
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One thing we like to do with our students and clients is have them look at their #strengths and come up with one word that describes who they are.  Sometimes it can be a story or a memory that helps them come up with a great word–remembering how they have used their strengths in the […]

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6
Jun
Build Your Trust Network Every Day
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We often coach our students and alums to help them use their strengths to find their dream job.  We also help them understand how they can start building a network to keep working toward that dream job. Yesterday, Karen was working with a new grad to help her refine her resume and cover letter.  She just […]

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21
May
Karen is a relator: How do you use your #strengths?
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We love the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 and recommend it to our students and the executives we work with.  Once you have discovered your top 5 strengths, you will be amazed at how you use them each day at work and at home.  Sometimes, you will think nothing of your strengths and wonder “can’t everyone do […]

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16
May
Do you make it easy for your customers to trust you?
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We are having TWC/Spectrum issues. We may not be alone. It has been a few months of inconsistent cable and internet service and after several phone calls, a few agents finally admitted that TWC/Spectrum is not sending enough power to our neighborhood. There are many things cable companies do that irritate their customers, but knowingly […]

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5
Apr
The Best Boss We Never Had
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If you are lucky, you get to work for a great boss every once in a while. We have been blessed to work with someone who would have been a great boss, if we had stayed at GM. Instead, we have had the opportunity to learn from him over the past 25 years (or so). […]

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23
Mar
Reliability to the Rescue!
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This week, Karen decided it would be nice to have notepads printed for a workshop she is hosting. It was not necessary, but nice. When she reached out to Chad, at her favorite local printer, A Better Image, he said “no problem.” In fact, he got the printing done so fast that he had to […]

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16
Mar
There is a Reason Reliability is First in the ROCC of Trust
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This has been a banner week for un-reliability with many stakeholders in our life. While there are four ways you can build (or destroy) trust with people, the reason reliability comes first is that if you don’t do what you say you will do, people won’t often let you have a chance to show the […]

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6
Feb
New Year, New You
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If you have not taken the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment yet, now is a good time to do it.  We coach clients and students every week on their strengths and find that it helps them make sense of what they are good at and what drives them to succeed.  It also gives them a roadmap […]

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12
Oct
Use your strengths to find a new career path
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We encourage our students and coaching clients to use the Gallup StrengthsFinder to learn about their strengths.  This is very empowering for several reasons:   It helps you discover the top five ways that you naturally operate It helps you discover where you need to partner with people of other strengths in order round out […]

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27
Sep
Listening deeply builds trust
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We both have been teaching listening skills to our students this week.  When I asked for a show of hands of who had been taught listening skills before, in my college class of 40, no hands went up.  If we spend more of our adult life listening and talking (vs. reading and writing as we […]

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