2015 – Week #10

INTERESTING READS –
Stupid is the Brand Killer – “When you make your customer feel stupid, you’ve given him no choice. He needs to blame you.”
How You Can Get Your Best Employees to Stay – “Instead of surrendering their best workers companies should consider the needs of their employees.”
11 Coaching Questions to Address Self-Sabotaging Behavior – “Here are 11 – million dollar coaching questions you can use to gently broach touchy topics, encourage self-reflection and create personal ownership around behavior.” 

What’s it Like to Go Without Complaining for a Month –  “How different would your life be if you cut complaining out of it altogether?  Is it even possible?”

Create Your Most Efficient Workday Yet – “We spend even more time working than we do sleeping or eating.”

MLB Pitcher Lives in a Van Behind a Florida Walmart – “I’ve gotten used to people staring”

Coaching Questions that Fuel Momentum and Drive Change – “Accountability-driven questions get people out of their head, challenges their well crafted stories (excuses) and redirects their focus towards a solution they generate which in turn, gets them inspired and into action.”

PODCASTS –

PDX Carpet (99% Invisible) – The carpet is being replaced in Portland Oregon’s airport.  It is a big deal. Really.

The Maddest Men of them All (Freakonomics) – Behavior economics at their best and worst.

Captive Market (Planet Money) – “Someone is kidnapped every day in Nigeria. It’s big business, with potentially big rewards in ransom money.”

QUOTATIONS –

Our only hope is God’s “unfairness.” If God were fair we’d all be in big trouble. – Tullian Tchividjian

“Rather than how can you be more successful, how can you be more useful? ” – Peter Drucker

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

“I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” – Unknown

“You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best.” – C.S. Lewis

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s