Tag: relationships

The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything

Posted on December 29, 2013

This brief article gives a great review of the research that leads to these findings: 1. Always work hard to improve. 2. When choosing tasks and strategies, consider your natural gifts. 3. Pick a great team and get familiar with them. 4. Within reason, always help others. Read it and learn some insights and strategies from the best and the brightest.    

What Happy People Do Differently

Posted on July 8, 2013

This article from Psychology Today gives a concise overview of the "happiness and well-being" research.  As we learn to live and relate in the business world, some of these studies help us to broaden our awareness, develop and trust our own resiliency skills, and savor emotions and experiences to deepen those positive aspects of our lives-at home and at work.

The Ladder of Effective Speaking

Posted on September 11, 2010

Speaking in a manner that is concise, energetic and clearly communicates ones requests, information and desires is refreshing and important in our information-cluttered age.  As one teacher said, “So many ways of communicating and what ARE WE communicating?” How many conversations in meetings, emails, face to face and blogs do we come upon in a day—do you feel certain that you are communicating powerfully and successfully?  Too often, we get caught using language that does ...

Gratitude: Taking Time to Express Thanks

Posted on December 3, 2009

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." -Eric Hoffer The holiday card that the Perla Group sent out this year states: During this season of gratitude and celebration, we acknowledge those who have made our success possible.  In this spirit, we say thank you. May peace be with you and yours in this coming year, as well as a prayer for our world. [caption id="attachment_87" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gratitude: ...

Communicating with Difficult People: Some Simple Tips

Posted on November 15, 2009

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." -Indira Gandhi This is the title of a workshop that I frequently give when asked to speak to a group of people within a business or organization.  Why?  Because each and every day we are all faced with challenging people and difficult work situations.  Keeping our sense of purpose, intent and clear communication skills are all points to remember in such situations. A review: Stop wishing that ...