Book review: ‘The Power of a Positive No’ by William Ury

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Learn more about this indispensable book that gives you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No. It will show you how to assert and defend your key interests; how to make your No firm and strong; how to resist the other side’s aggression and manipulation; and how to do all this while still getting to Yes. In the end, the Positive No will help you get not just to any Yes but to the right Yes, the one that truly serves your interests.

5 tips for dealing with negative feedback

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Receiving negative feedback is difficult. Our first reaction is not always helpful. Some of us get angry. Others become emotional. Still others shut down. Rarely is negative feedback followed by a productive conversation. Which means that, after the discussion, we feel bad rather than upbeat. Here are 5 tips to create a positive discussion after receiving negative feedback.

5 tips to react when with a negative person

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Having negative people around is not fun. Especially people that are constantly negative. It sucks the energy out of us. Here are 5 tips on how you could react when there is a person in your environment that tends to be negative.

How these power questions can help you create a positive mindset

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The questions people ask have an enormous influence on our mindset and attitude. Lousy questions create a lousy mindset and attitude. Quality questions create a quality mindset and attitude. You want to create a more positive mindset and attitude in your team? In your family? In yourself? Ask these empowering questions.

5 tips to nurture optimism in your team

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Optimism is contagious. You’ve probably noticed it as well. When the leader shows doubts, the team is ‘down’. When the leader displays (realistic) confidence, the team spirit goes up. And once the spirit is up, teams perform so much better… Here are 5 tips to nurture your own and your team’s optimism when facing a good challenge. We use them every day. It gives us energy. It gives us power. Whatever the circumstances.

Welcome Failure: Aim High!

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We all have setbacks, big or small ones. A missed promotion, a family problem, a big financial loss,… For some, these setbacks mean ‘the end’, for others, they trigger a ‘new beginning’. Watch our inspiring video!

Step up from setbacks

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We all have setbacks, big or small ones. A missed promotion, a family problem, a big financial loss,… For some, these setbacks mean ‘the end’, for others, they trigger a ‘new beginning’. Here’s how Patrick Demoucelle stepped up from a severe setback – and how you could do so too.