14
Aug

With so many formulas and ideas floating around about trust and what it takes to become a trustworthy leader, we thought we’d share ours again.  Some folks try to make trust complex, some simplify it, but our take on trust will hopefully be easy to remember: we call it the ROCC of Trust.  Is someone […]

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13
Aug

Have you… Kept in touch regularly with people who are important to you Shared your concerns and opinions with those in your Trust Network™ Learned enough about your friend’s issues to be a real help to them when they need you Supported friends when they need you the most What else did you do to […]

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25
Jul

I worked in sales for four years before my new boss signed us all up for sales training. That experience made me a better sales rep, working with Coke & Pepsi. We spent one week learning about sales techniques, but the best one I learned and used was to be a good listener. My listening […]

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26
Jun

I tell my students that I never planned to get a Ph.D. When I got my M.B.A. at the University of Michigan, my plan was to rise through the corporate ranks and one day become a CEO. That is basically what they train you for in B-school–the ultimate job. But when Jack left for first […]

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19
Jun

Aneil met the Rev. Jean Smith when he was a new student at Princeton.  They became fast friends and she quickly became my good friend, too.  So it was an easy decision for us to ask her to officiate at our wedding.  She has remained a good friend ever since, which is why you might […]

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14
Jun

Do you work in a team that could communicate better? You all seem to get along, but there is something keeping you from connecting and working together more effectively. When we work with teams, the first thing we do is to help each team member look at how each person likes to communicate. Some prefer […]

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5
Jun

If you had to call just one person for advice on a confidential, critical matter, who would you call? Chances are that your list would be short. There aren’t many people in our lives who we would consider to be good listeners–that is, someone who can put aside their own needs and concerns for the […]

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2
Jun

Our Aunt Eulaine died Friday.  After Aneil’s mom died when he was 12, Aunt Eulaine stepped in and was the most faithful aunt and surrogate mother that Aneil (and I) could have ever hoped for. Ever since, she has written us letters, sent us Bible verses, sent Maggie and Jack birthday gifts, called us to […]

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22
May

On Friday, May 24th, Maggie graduates from high school! So, this week, I want to thank everyone who has been there to help her get to this day. As Hillary Clinton made famous, it does take a village and Maggie is celebrating this achievement because of the kindness and love of so many family and […]

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14
May

I agree with this article in the WSJ that boys should be encouraged to babysit as much as girls. We have seen this work well in our family. Our 15-year old son has started babysitting for the neighbor girls down the street. Our 18-year old daughter, Maggie, started babysitting for them first, and then Jack […]

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