The power of acting now

Why now is all there is

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We all know how important it is to create a sense of urgency. But are we good at it? Do we get ourselves to act immediately and consistently on what matters most? Do we get others to do so? In this insight we want to dig a little deeper into what it takes to create the right sense of urgency.

How to leverage negativity to create more positivity

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Many of us don’t like negativity. When others are being negative, we seek to cheer them up (and when they remain negative, we prefer to avoid them). When we are being negative, we seek ways to feel more positive again (and when we remain negative, we start wondering what’s wrong with us). Negativity is perceived as something bad. But what if it was a good thing? In this insight we’ll explain how to use negativity to create more positivity.

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.