Category Archives: Personal Development

Barriers to successful implementation

You allocate time, begin the task(s) and then wonder why things have not progressed accordingly.  Here are some of the most frequently encountered barriers to the implementation of plans in a business.

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I hear you… but I’m not listening

Effective listening is not a passive occupation!  It requires considerable mental effort, not only to comprehend but also to sift the words for further use.  Many people think hearing is enough.  It isn’t! Hearing does not mean listening. Hearing is … Continue reading

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Finding your own and understanding different personality styles

People communicate in predictable patterns or styles.  There are clues in what people say and do that can give you a clear idea of their dominant personality style.  Each person has a communication pattern that is his or her “comfort … Continue reading

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Personality styles – descriptives common to each

Here are some attributes usually associated with the different personality styles. DRIVER DeterminedThoroughDecisiveResponsible PushyDominatingHarshSevere AMIABLE SupportiveRespectableDependableWilling ConformingHesitantUndisciplinedEmotional EXPRESSIVE PersonableStimulatingEnthusiasticDramatic OpinionatedExcitableReactiveUnpredictable ANALYTICAL PersistentSeriousOrderlyIndustrious UncommunicativeIndecisiveStuffyExacting

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How you can deliver to each personality style

Whether you are a driver, amiable, expressive or analytical personality style, this grid will help you to understand what a person with a given style is wanting when you speak with them for the first time.  It illustrates how you … Continue reading

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Grab those opportunities

Somebody once told me to imagine my path towards a goal as a straight line with A as the start point and B as the finishing point. He told me to imagine myself walking along this path with random objects … Continue reading

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Four strategies for cutting your to-do list in half (article by Michael Hyatt)

Michael Hyatt’s revelations below about time management are very easy to appreciate, and the ‘Two Minute Rule’ from David Allen is a real gem – and so simple I kick myself for not doing this sooner. But I suppose when … Continue reading

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Are you an entreprenuer?

As more and more people class themselves as entrepreneurs, more and more opinions and controversy appears around this topic.  At one point it was up to others to “name” the entrepreneurs, it wasn’t acceptable (and still isn’t in some circles) … Continue reading

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