Articles For Business And Personal Success

Garrison Wynn’s Blog Featuring Articles On Leadership, Change Management, Employee And Customer Engagement, Sales, Communication, Customer Service, Generational Differences And Diversity.

How To Be Right Without Making Other People Wrong

What exactly are we trying to accomplish by proving to others that we're right? We might win the argument but ultimately lose the relationship. Perhaps a better, deeper-rooted question is this: Why do we lose sight of success, of our big objective when we feel challenged or intimidated?
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The Future’s Not Here Yet

Even with all these solutions being applied, can we really move into the future with a generation that was taught that these jobs have no future? It's time to be honest with ourselves, to admit that we may have made a mistake. In our effort to provide a better opportunity for everyone, we may have created a mindset that ultimately will not help anyone.
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Generations Working Better Together

What do we need to do to work more effectively with each other as a team?
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Selling Your Ideas: Getting People To Agree With You

[social_warfare] Why is it that some of the best ideas are never considered and idiotic concepts that we know will fail are? How did AT&T decide to focus on the
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The Mouth of Change | Employee Resistance to Change

Change is always the same. Change itself is not the issue; it’s the resistance to change that causes problems. Many of us learned this growing up as we competed in
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Leadership Integrity: The Foundation of Everything

It’s no mystery that we expect our leaders to tell us the truth — and we hope…
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Heroes and Cowards Feel the Same Fear: It’s the action they take that separates them

People don't develop bravery first and then take impressive action. The most successful people simply act while they are afraid; and after doing that for a while, they're not quite so fearful.
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I’m Sure You Are Intelligent: I Just Can’t Tell That By Talking To You

The ability to read people's emotions, understand what they value and make sure they feel valuable does not make you a genius. It does, however, make you the kind of person every company needs and an extremely important member of any team.
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Successful Belief Systems: Separating The Data From The Drama

So it's really what we believe about something that is the issue, not what we are actually experiencing in the moment. And, the more people who validate the belief (agree that this really sucks and is the biggest problem you have), the more likely you are to get stressed and make an overactive decision...with a hammer!
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How To Get People To Listen To You: Over-the-top influence

[social_warfare] Leadership and communication skills mean nothing if no one wants to listen to you. Many knowledgeable, committed people have zero personal influence simply because they are not interesting. We have
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Freaking Out Is Not A Lifestyle

It indicates that stress is more about how you feel or think about things and only loosely connected to what's actually happening. In other words, life is not stressful; it's what we believe about life that is stressful.
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Adulting In The Workplace: Are you prepared to parent your young new hires?

It seems that young employees fresh out of college are having as much trouble being adults as they are learning their new jobs. In fact, I think they pick up on work stuff very well compared to how they may be handling grown-up life skills. The question is-are we ready for it?
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Inevitability: How to Guarantee Your Employee Training Is Worth the Time and Money

One of the reasons employee training is often not as effective as it should be is that we don't really know how people feel or what they believe before the training starts.
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How the Millennial Work Ethic May Permanently Improve the Economy

How the Millennial Work Ethic May Permanently Improve the Economy Can we achieve more by working less? If you are in your 20s, you are hoping the answer to this
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Who Wants A Job Where It Is Never The Boss’s Fault?

[social_warfare] The only way to effectively hold others accountable is to first hold yourself accountable in front of them. As a leader, if you want employee engagement and long-term influence, you
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