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  • Nicos Paschali 1:02 pm on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Getting Unstuck! 

    1. Underestimating your capabilities and chances for success, you persuade yourself not to attempt change.
    2. Fearing others will see you the way you see yourself, you overcompensate for your perceived inadequacies, producing stress and stress-related illness.
    3. You create and live out self-fulfilling prophecies.
    4. Trying desperately to boost your confidence or block painful feelings, you develop self-defeating habits and dangerous addictions.
    5. You get trapped in an endless cycle, a spiral descending downward to despair.

    Our getting unstuck coaching and learning interventions offer solutions to change your life for the better–right now!

  • Nicos Paschali 6:40 am on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? 

    Creating S.M.A.R.T goals?

    (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound)

    You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them.

    When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the traits and personality that allow you to possess them.

  • Nicos Paschali 5:20 am on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Attitude Is Everything! 

    Attitude is a habit of thought.

    Who you are is a function of specific choices that you have made. Who you are is not determined by how you look, where you live, or who your parents were. You are where you are and what you are because of the dominating thoughts that occupy your mind.

    You have the power to change, to be, and to do anything … so use it!

  • Nicos Paschali 12:33 pm on November 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Recipe of strength? 

    “Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong…. And yet, a person can perform only from strength.”

  • Nicos Paschali 11:05 am on November 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Persistence, which group are you? 

    How many people are persistent in things that really do not increase the value of their

    Group A

    • People are persistent in spending hours watching their favorite television show.
    • People are persistent in their negativity.
    • People are persistent in coming up with excuses to not change their lives.
    • People are persistent in blaming others for their failures.

    How many people are persistent in doing the things that will change their lives?

    Group B

    • People are persistent in spending time in personal development.
    • People are persistent in positive thinking.
    • People are persistent in taking action to change their circumstances.
    • People are persistent in taking responsibility.

    Which group are you?

  • Nicos Paschali 1:21 pm on November 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Goal setting? We can help. 

    Most of us realise the power and benefit of setting goals. Generally that’s reserved for the beginning of a new year as a means to motivate us to move toward accomplishing something worthwhile. However, goal setting can be very helpful throughout the year and even on a daily basis. 

  • Nicos Paschali 3:40 am on November 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    How are you doing with these emotions? 


  • Nicos Paschali 7:10 am on November 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Delegate and Confirm Commitment. 

    This is another part of the delegation process that most managers skip. They often just assume that employees have accepted the tasks they’ve been given. The most important part of a relay race is the handing of the baton to the next runner. Runners spend a huge amount of time learning this skill. It should be no different in the workplace.

    Commitment means making sure you’ve successfully handed over the baton.

    Confirm that employees are committed to the expected results, and to the process that’s been set out (including the schedule, budget, and tools), and that their overall goals for the task are aligned with yours. Make sure they’re aware of any consequences (for the company and for themselves) that may result if they fail to deliver on the desired outcomes.

  • Nicos Paschali 7:09 am on November 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Delegate and Confirm Understanding. 

    One of the most common mistakes made in delegating is assuming that employees understand what you want, rather than making sure that they do. Confirming understanding only takes about 60 seconds, but is the most important determinant of success or failure.

    The best way to confirm understanding is to ask your employees to paraphrase the request or assignment in their own words. If you’re not comfortable doing that (many managers feel—often correctly—that it makes them sound like a kindergarten teacher), you should, at the very least, ask questions to make sure employees understand all aspects of what’s required.

  • Nicos Paschali 7:07 am on November 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Delegate and Ensure Accountability. 

    Two-way communication is a key part of delegating. Finding out at the completion date that a deliverable hasn’t been completed or has been done unsatisfactorily is the nightmare scenario of delegating. That’s why you need to make sure your employees are accountable for the task.

    Accountability is key to the process of delegation: It means employees are regularly communicating with you about the status of the deliverable and the timing of delivery so that there are no surprises at the eleventh hour.

    The delegation process becomes faster and more fluid the more you do it. Once you’ve mastered it, it will become a part of your managerial DNA, and you’ll consistently reap outstanding results.

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