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Don’t Kick the Dog

Don't Kick the Dog Written by Pati Root As I sat through a four hour flight delay today, surrounded in a waiting area of impatient, foot tapping, knee jiggling, short tempered people, I was reminded of the old Zig Ziglar story "Don't Kick my Dog". As the story unfolds, Ziglar speaks of a boss getting bad news (poor numbers perhaps). The boss grumbles and gruffly yells at
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Up, Up, and Away – the Power in Having a Personal Path

Written by Pati Root

I recently chatted with an accountant who frankly, just does not fit the profile. As we talked, it became apparent how miserable he really is working with reports, books, and numbers. So I asked him, "Carl, how in the world did you end up in this field?" Carl stammered for a moment then confessed at the time he

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Hello – Can Anybody Hear Me? – Three tips for better listening

Hello – Can Anybody Hear Me?  - Three tips for better listening

Written by Pati Root

Think back to the last time you participated in a conversation and were cut off mid-thought, mid-sentence, or perhaps you just got your mouth open to say something and whoosh, you were talked over. What did you think and feel when this happened? Was it

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