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Good intentions don't pay the bills. It's action that's king... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 01 January 2017 | talk shiFt | No 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, MS | 22 December 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Too Hard?

Is it too hard NOT to be a territorial asshole? I think not... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 09 December 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 06 December 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | 2 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, MS | 05 December 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 30 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

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, MS | 25 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 24 November 2016 | talk shiFt | No 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, MS | 21 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 18 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

eti-QUIT

I’m convinced that for many, dare I say MOST people, simple common courtesy is an extinct, and outdated concept. “Do this, do that, I need this, I want that, and I want it all right NOW!” Rarely does a... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 17 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Willing AND Able?

… “Are you willing and able?” It’s usually posed as a single question, when in fact, there are two very distinct things at play here. Willingness and ability are not the same thing of course, though we’re often led... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 15 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | 1 Comment   

The “Common Sense” Defense

Sooooo often… sooooo unbelievably often… I hear some variation of the following statement while out training, teaching, or speaking: “I already ‘know’ all of this stuff; it’s all just ‘common sense‘…” Really? Give me a break… It’s a BIG, ballsy statement... Read More »
Thomas Leu, MS | 14 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Calling On You

What happened: Minding my own business, after business hours, browsing (and usually buying) at the local Barnes & Noble on a Tuesday night… My PERSONAL cell phone rings, but I don’t recognize the number, so I let it go... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 11 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Know-It-All’s

A healthy rant is required for me to keep my sanity to tolerate the incessant amount of fucking know-it-all assholes I seem to encounter semi-regularly. No, I’m definitely NOT one of these arrogant, puffed-up, chest-beating, blow-hards. Why? Because, I... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 10 November 2016 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Taking Sides

It’s refreshing to hear from people who are more positive than negative.  Who are more “can do” than “cannot” focused. Who are more solution-seeking rather than problem-perpetuating. It’s encouraging to see those who are more upbeat rather than downtrodden.... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 09 November 2016 | talk shiFt | No Comments   
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