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Are You Committing These Top 7 Communication Mistakes? Take The Quiz and Find Out!

Effective communication has always been a hot topic in leadership and sales training curriculum. What does it mean to be an effective communicator? Before sharing my perspective, take the short quiz below and see if you make any of these common communication mistakes. The following quiz reveals communication errors that will sour your reputation and keep you from becoming a trusted leader in your field. Notice the following are YES and NO questions because human beings are notorious for justifying poor behavior. If you have done what the questions below suggest at least once in the last month, answer YES rather than excusing the action with justifications like “I only do it once in awhile” or “Everyone does that!”   TAKE THE QUIZ YES   NO   In conversations, do you do more talking than listening?   YES   NO   When someone offers an idea or suggestion, do you ever cut them off…

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Why All Leaders Should Be Aware Of Self-Deception

James excelled in sales and his customers loved his quick-witted humor and competitive nature. So did the President of his company and James was eventually promoted to Sales Manager. Soon after his promotion however, James’ newly appointed team began falling short of their sales goals. Feeling the pressure, James began pushing his team harder. He pitted them against other sales teams in the company and spoke about how good it feels to be the best. When that didn’t produce the discretionary effort he hoped for, James began stirring up competitions between members of his own team. The “losing” members of his team were met with sarcastic remarks and demeaning jokes. Richard, a fellow sales manager, was approached by one of James’ sales reps who shared how stressful it was to focus on selling when their was so much pressure and ridicule from their new sales manager. Richard, who was not…

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5 Ways Busy Leaders Can Boost Employee Performance and Morale!

How many times have you said the word “busy” in the last week? This four letter word has become a leadership barrier in companies across America. “I care about my people. I just don’t have time to develop their skills or listen to their concerns. I’m barely meeting my deadlines. I’m just too busy!” The primary goal of a company leader is to maximize the potential and effectiveness of their people. In the Digital Era where constant change, innovation, and shortened lead times have transformed the economic landscape, leaders are struggling to keep up with work demands, let alone develop the talent of their people. “I’d like to spend more time building my team, but I’m constantly taking calls, putting out fires, fixing internal mistakes, and finishing tasks that must be completed by days end.” These leaders are loyal, hard-working, dedicated professionals. Yet, as one manager put it, “We are…

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5 Unique Stress Busters For Busy Professionals!

Everyone’s busy, and it may feel like there’s “no time” to apply the common advice given for reducing stress. You might think, “Sure, I’d love to sit back and journal or take a long walk in nature and reflect. Yet, I’m buried with To-Do lists, emails and customer demands!” The following five stress-relieving tools meet all three requirements for busy business professionals. They are fast, effective and require very little time. Applying these unique strategies during challenging situations will not only make you feel better, but it will also improve your productivity and performance! #1 – Control Your Breathing. Control Your Life! Under stress, people hold their breath or breathe shallowly through their mouth. Mouth breathing triggers the fight-or-flight response, which leads to muscular tension and an elevated heartbeat. To counteract this, breathe in through your nose to the count of four. Then slowly exhale to the count of eight….

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How To Get People To Like You!

Sales and communication expert, Tim Shurr, reveals how to make people like you more by being “others-focused” and asking questions about them. Facebook.com/timshurrma twitter.com/timshurr http://instagram.com/shurrsuccess https://www.linkedin.com/in/timshurr  

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Is Your BS Keeping You Stuck?

  Your beliefs about yourself, others, and the world around you determine whether you will succeed or fail in life. Positive thinking is not enough because you won’t believe what you’re telling yourself. It’s like cutting the top off of a weed. You need to get to the root system or the weed will just keep growing back! In this video, I’ll teach you how to uncover self-limiting beliefs and upgrade them so you can fully become the brilliant human being that you are!   Want more? Click here.

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4 Leadership Tips From The Final Four!

Tim Shurr has been following the Final Four and selected 4 principles that we can apply to our daily lives and goals. “I’ve been listening to the coaches in the press conferences to see what they were talking about…I always appreciate listening to the leaders of the teams. I was very impressed.” Tim Shurr, MA   4 Leadership Principles From The Final 4! 1) Play Your Game! It’s easy to get caught up in what those around you are doing and trying to play someone else’s game is usually not a good idea. Never lose sight of the big picture and develop massive focus when it comes to working your gameplay! (Reference: Duke played their game and eventually won the championship!) 2) Attract Top Talent! This is done by creating great cultures where people thrive and feel supported. Keeping A players is a must, yet you must also recruit rising…

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