Archive Monthly Archives: March 2017

5 Things That Complement My Daily Meditation

I will be the first to admit that keeping to a regular meditation practice is challenging. Sitting still for a few minutes a day is the last I want to do when I have to rush to feed the toddler and get

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Being Assertive Without Harming

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin ” Do I have to give up me to be loved by you?” Jordan and Margaret Paul Angeli wants to improve the work practices of her report,

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Improving Performance

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin If you keep doing what you’ve done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve gotten. Shane would like to change some things in the way

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A Combustion Engine

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin How often could you productively get together with your colleagues and ask, “How are we working together? Is there anything I could do to make

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When Things Are Not Working [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “This is not working out for me,” is a hard thing to say. Yet it is the most constructive way to start the process of resolution. You

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Blame and Threat Into Appreciate and Suggest

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin There’s no such thing as ‘the hole is on your side of the boat’ The paradox in performance improving conversations is that in

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Structuring an Improvement Conversation

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The term “feedback” has (be)come an euphemism for criticizing others, as in ‘the boss gave me feedback on my presentation.’

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No Such Thing As Constructive Feedback [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “When I hear, ‘I’ve got some feedback for you,’ my brain shuts down.” It is important to let others know when you

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Establishing and Maintaining Commitments [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin Tara is distressed. Her colleagues are not honoring their commitments, which makes it impossible for her to deliver on hers. Her anxiety is not

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Making an Effective Complaint [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin When someone makes a promise to you, she is not only promising to deliver what she committed; she is also promising to not let you down. If you

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