And…getting to know you too

This is my fifth blog in a series of six discussing the challenge of finding and mentoring the right people for our organizations. The interview process is a combination of art and science and often comes down to our gut feeling about someone. The long-drawn-out question and answer process of interviews can be tedious, and it can also leave you with inconclusive results.  I discussed my views on this subject in a blog titled “Getting to Know You…” published last May, in the blog titled “Getting to Know You too..” published last July, in the blog titled “Getting to Know You…Also” published last October and in the blog titled “And…Getting to Know You” published this past November. 

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The If/Then Double Lie

On the first page of our book, Unlock the Power of Your Perception, Lynda-Ross and I point out that no one seeks self-awareness for the sake of self-awareness. People seek self-discovery because they believe that something is wrong, and they are looking for a solution. We go on to point out that there are many things that people feel are wrong about themselves or others, but they all have a common theme:  We feel frustrated that something that we want or expect is eluding us.

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The Gift of the Christmas Cookies

One of the traditions I grew up with and is still a part of my holiday season is baking cookies for Santa. I was about 5 years old the first time I remember baking Santa cookies with my mom. The last time we baked together was the Christmas before she passed away.

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Our Book is Live on Amazon

After 30 years of talking about writing a book, we’ve finally done it! Unlock the Power of Your Perception is now live on Amazon in eBook and paperback formats!

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Look for the best in others – it’s good for you!!

Many studies in psychology and sociology demonstrate the reality that human beings wither in isolation and thrive in community. The saying, “No man is an island,” is true. Alone we falter, together we can see and accomplish so much more.

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Negativity Bias

Why are we so quick to see our shortcomings and not our gifts?

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So Many Reasons to be Thankful – including our Book!

As Thanksgiving approaches here in the U.S., I’m even more excited than usual, which is pretty darn excited because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Great food, family time, football, no gift hassles – what’s not to like?

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Do Opposites Attract or Repel?

We are all intuitively aware of what we don’t do, and we admire people who can do those things. So, initially, people who seem opposite from us can be incredibly attractive. This is especially true for people with a Perceptual Style that is opposite of yours. There are three of these Perceptual Style combinations – Activity & Methods, Adjustments & Vision, and Flow & Goals.

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And….Getting to Know You

This is my fourth blog in a series of six discussing the challenge of finding and mentoring the right people for our organizations. The interview process is a combination of art and science and often comes down to our gut feeling about someone.  The long-drawn-out question and answer process of interviews can be tedious, and it can also leave you with inconclusive results.  I discussed my views on this subject in a blog titled “Getting to Know You…” published this past May, in the blog titled “Getting to Know You too..” published this past July and in the blog titled “Getting to Know You …. Also” published this past October. 

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Who Cares About Perception

You should!  Your perception creates your view of reality. Your perception is what forges your natural strengths and determines how you show up in the world. It’s what drives your relationships, influencing who the people are you enjoy and the ones you can’t stand!

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