Conflict is an almost daily event in organizational life. Wherever two or three are gathered, one is likely to disagree!
Most people choose one of two classic ways of handling conflict: management or resolution:
Today and tomorrow, I am involved in a video shoot for a new membership site I am launching next year. (I can’t wait to tell you about it.)
Yesterday, we realized that we didn’t have any footage of me signing books—something the director wanted to use as “B-roll.”
Recently, someone listened to my podcast entitled “Become More Productive by Reengineering Your Morning Ritual.” They wrote to me and said, “I really would like to be a morning person. Do you have any advice for becoming one? Is that even possible?”
First of all, yes, it is possible. This is not like trying to become a professional basketball player if you are only 5'6" tall. This is more like trying to change a belief system and a set of habits. You can do it if you are intentional.
I don’t know how else to make a movie except to try and find some aspect of the experience that I haven’t done before. Because if I’ve done it before, I’m fearless. And I don’t work well when I’m fearless.
I’m not as good a filmmaker if I know exactly what I’m doing every step of the way. But when I don’t have all of my comforts with me, then I get really really insecure, and that insecurity opens me up to possibilities.
I need to get to the set in the morning feeling a little upset to my stomach. If I feel a little bit unsettled, I feel more able to take risks to rescue myself.
We live in a very externally-focused culture. However, there is an internal issue which is largely ignored: the condition of your heart.
The corporate world is increasingly aware of the fact that you can’t improve productivity without increasing engagement. In other words, people have to show up at work with more than their education, experience, and skills. They have to come with their heart.
I’ve known for several years that more and more people are accessing my blog via their mobile devices. What I didn’t realize is how fast it is happening!
Here is a table showing the percent of readers who accessed my site via a mobile device over the last three years:
|Month or Event||Percent|
|Black Friday Weekend||33.7%|
I wouldn’t be surprised if more than 50 percent of my readers use mobile devices to access the site next year. Thankfully, we built mobile functionality into my new GetNoticed! WordPress theme. I think it’s time to start thinking “mobile first.”
I’m pleased to announce registration is now open for the first-ever Platform Conference, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, February 11–13, 2013. This is a conference you don’t want to miss!
This event has been a dream of mine since before I wrote my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. In fact, I had the idea for the conference before I even thought about writing the book.
I’ve recently come in contact with a lot of information regarding courage. It’s a particularly interesting subject to me in many aspects of life.
Being a father, husband, entrepreneur—and generally living in a crazy world—the opportunity to exercise courage seems to present itself on a daily basis. If we’re to be leaders on top of all that, we better understand how this thing works.
Michael Hyatt has said,
In this episode, I’ll be talking about e-mail, particularly e-mail etiquette. If you’re at all like me, most of your communication—most of your work!—involves composing and reading e-mail.
And, if you’re also like me, there are probably things other people do in their e-mail messages that drive you crazy. Well—news flash—there might be things you are doing that drive others crazy too!
I usually get about two hundred emails a day. You might get even more than that. Dealing with email can take a lot of time that would be better spent pursuing the creative aspect of our work.
In this episode, I share eighteen guidelines that I believe will help you make e-mail a more civilized and effective form of communication.
I am looking forward to speaking at F&M Bank Mortgage Group. I will be speaking to their Loan Originators and Realtors on the topic of Platform.
|Date:||December 4, 2012|
|Event:||The F&M Bank & Trust Company|
|Topic:||Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World|
|Sponsor:||The F&M Bank Mortgage Group|
|Venue:||Lexus of Tulsa Community Room|
|Location:||4210 S Memorial Drive
Tulsa, OK 74145
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
If you are a frequent visitor to my site, you may notice that comment counts are lower than you remembered them. That’s because they are!
Previously, my comment widget (in the sharebar) was counting Disqus “reactions,” which was any social interaction—comments, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. However, the widget is now just counting true comments.
The comment count still may be off slightly from time to time, as we are still pulling the number from Disqus. It can sometimes take several minutes for the counts to synchronize and catch up.