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Put Downs

Published on August 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Put Downs Harry Truman once said that the more power and authority you have the easier it is to hurt someone. Knowing that to be true, I make it a rule to avoid sarcasm or any negative feedback to students in my classrooms. I have tolerated, even encouraged disagreement and debate, and even when the

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Objective and Outcome

What is the objective? What is the expected outcome? Objective and outcome; two of the most important concepts in training, are also important in everyday conversation. I was recently talking to an acquaintance, who was greatly exaggerating everything he said. As a matter of fact, I suspect this young man lives in a Walter Mitty

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How to avoid saying things you will later regret

Published on October 11, 2012 by in Uncategorized

If you’re like me, you have often said something that you regretted saying, sometimes right away, and sometimes much later when you reflect on it. Have you ever been embarrassed when someone you didn’t think was listening heard what you said? Perhaps it was a bit of gossip, or an off-color joke. Here are two

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