Facial Expressions

A savvy negotiator will learn how to recognize microexpressions and the moods they convey. I stressed you should think about the different mind-sets you put yourself in when you are sad, fearful, or angry. Note how you really feel at such times. Draw on that knowledge when you’re watching …

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Music In Music Therapy

Summing up different conceptualizations and sources of meaning in music in music therapy, we have traced different positions such as the pragmatic, interpretative, critical, and positivist paradigmatic orientations. “How to do things with music” very much belongs to a pragmatic orientation. Such an approach also opposes the traditional Kantian aesthetic …

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Responsibility To Others

When we’re fully authentic, we’re best able to express our unique talents and abilities. Each of us has them. Think about it: regardless of who we are, there are aspects of our being—no matter how seemingly big or small—that have the potential to make a uniquely …

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You Are Enough

Let's be honest, the world around most men points out how inadequate or different we are because we fail to have all of the attributes or qualities of being a mans man. A man's man is the type of dude who has the biggest and best of everything. He has …

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Right Place For Your Plants

Understanding the vegetable plot is extremely important. However, rather than spending time trying to change what nature has provided, success is more likely to be found in choosing the right vegetables for the right places. When planning a traditional vegetable garden, similar crops are grouped together, and their growing space …

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Daily Goals

Among culture-conscious employers, employee engagement is a hot topic. Hot? A better word is scorching, and for good reason. Employee engagement is a critical component of attracting and retaining talent. Turnover is usually bad news for an organization. It’s bad for teamwork and productivity. It destroys morale, degrades innovation …

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Feeling Good

I need to talk a little bit about self-esteem. On the one hand, achievement in general is closely related to self-esteem. On the other hand, is it possible to overinflate your self-esteem when it doesn’t accurately reflect your actual accomplishments? For example, research has shown that American students have …

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Maintain Ongoing Competition

I skipped over the issue of committed volumes as part of the negotiation, because I want to address it here as part of the implementation, savings capture and potential re-sourcing in the future. It is critical to commit something to the suppliers that is valuable and reduces their cost of …

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Unknowns of Youtube

There are some videos on YouTube that have more than 4 billion views. But some do not even reach 50 meager views. Just because you've launched yourself into creating a YouTube channel doesn't mean you're automatically going to draw attention to your content. Children love playing on playground equipment - didn't …

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Overall Design

Scale doesn’t just pertain to fabric. Quilt blocks have their own scale, too. Take a look at Herzog. Those big X’s are really just giant versions of a block called Thousand Waves. Change the size of a block significantly and you’ve got a very different quilt. Have …

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Tracking Success

This is the final section of the book which looks at organizing and tracking your success. Once you have gone through the book and started to implement the strategies discussed, you have to have mechanisms to track whether or not the campaigns and tweaks are having the intended results you …

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Funded Through College

I funded my way through college by undertaking many part-time gigs. However, two of the most long-lasting and notable ones were those in a local print shop as a designer/project manager (among many other roles) and at a popular downtown restaurant as a bartender on the weekends. The two …

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