/ Tom Leu

Stop Complaining, Get Pissed, & Grow a Pair

This piece is for those (of us) who benefit from getting the cage rattled a little bit sometimes. If you can't handle that, then you should consider clicking off. No harm, no foul... Read More »
Tom Leu | 21 September 2017 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

It IS Self-Help!

The term "self-help" gets a bad rap all-too-often. It's looked down upon by some as corny or ineffective. Hardly... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 September 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   

10 Tenets

talk shiFt™ is about getting the best possible end-results by embracing and executing several key areas. Here are the 10 tenets (principles)... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 July 2017 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

Communication Trumps Qualifications

Communication skill-set: It's more important than any other technical skills that anyone may possess... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 May 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   

Too Hard?

Is it too hard NOT to be a territorial asshole? I think not... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 March 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   

resolu-SHUN

Good intentions don't pay the bills. It's action that's king... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 January 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   

Restraint

Demonstrate some RESTRAINT for fuck's sake by riding roughshod over your impulsive, knee jerk reactions whenever your expectations (of the world and everyone in it) don't get met... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 December 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Assumption Gumption

Have the gumption to supervise your assumptions. This proactive activity will prevent the unnecessary foot-on-mouth disease from rearing its ugly head at inopportune times... Read More »
Tom Leu | 30 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

3 Kinds of People

Why do some people take action and accomplish much in life while others do not? I've found that people generally fall into one of three categories... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Need It Most

I’m so sick of some people dismissing blog posts, talks or trainings on the so-called “soft skills” as simply “common sense.” Just because you may have read a few books or articles on communication and listening skills, or even attended a seminar or two over the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 November 2016 | Psychology | 1 Comment   

Daring You To Move

I get it. You get down. You feel out sometimes. You get stuck in ruts… don’t we all right? But this doesn’t have to mean you’re down and out all the time. Winners in the game of life aren’t victims; always... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 November 2016 | Psychology | 1 Comment   

Thankful?

Happy Thanksgiving, and all that happy horse shit… I don’t mind holidays… I enjoy them as much as the next guy, I just don’t gush over them like a lot of people do. Yes, I’m thankful for things in... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Power of the Potty Mouth

Other titles I considered for this article that I didn’t choose, but liked them enough to still want to list them here: “The Pragmatism of Profanity” – “The Value of Vulgarity” – “The Swagger of Swearing” – “The Cunning of... Read More »
Tom Leu | 23 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

A Million to One?

A million to one… are these the odds for success? Not necessarily. Hedge your bet by inverting this assertion. It should read one to a million… In radio, DJ’s and hosts are trained to speak as if they’re broadcasting to... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 November 2016 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

The Bad News

Anyone who has ever “managed” other people has been there. This includes everyone from industry leaders to shift supervisors to soccer moms… Somebody drops the ball and you’re now the one who has to deliver the bad news… The... Read More »
Tom Leu | 21 November 2016 | Psychology | 3 Comments   

F.I.N.E.

“How you doing?” It’s a question we all get asked all of the time. And the typical, short response most throw out is: “Fine.” Really? You’re “fine.” I doubt it. There’s likely more going on. This is the “I’m-really-feeling-a... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   
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