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Notes for Coaching Correctly

…This way I can get feedback on the principles other leaders use, have a system I can share with the new leaders on my team, and maybe save some people some years of figuring things out on their own… Never give someone feedback that they could have given themselves. Their self-evaluation will stick better compared to my feedback. Have them self-evaluate first and then if they feel like their self-evaluation is inadequate they will ask for feedback. Feedback that is asked for is always easily received.

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Modesty in Conversation: Ben Franklin's Persuasion Techniques

"Immodest words admit but this defense, That want of modesty is want of sense." - Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

I've made conscious effort to sound sure of my opinions. I think confidence in conversation is looked at as a valuable.  I thought that confidence gives greater persuasive power in conversation, sales, leadership, and relationships.  Confidence and certainty might play a positive role in these things, but it has a negative side.

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The Only Strategy: Musashi Miyamoto's Legacy

The one strategy worth spending a lifetime mastering is recognizing how to win... There is nothing that can’t be turned into an advantage. A broken sword, an enemy, an angry co-worker, or a dismissive loved one. All have a use. It is our duty to find that use and capitalize on it.  Complaints serve no use and no time should be spent on things that have no use....

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Taking Right Action without Expectations

...At all decision points what should matter most is not just the result of an action, but that right action was taken.  Good results can be received without good intentions and bad intentions can lead to good results.  In fact, results in themselves are neither good nor bad. The quality of a result is a matter of perception.  We don't need well intentioned action, but simply constant intentional right action is what is required.

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Living 100% Out of Your Comfort Zone: Thoughts on Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson has put himself in a constant state of intentional discomfort.  His life story is madness.  He is the model for growth through making yourself uncomfortable.  He has said,  "I don’t think it would be much fun to not to be outside my comfort zone.” His overall business model and approach to life seems to be...

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