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the talk shiFt Top 10: Part Two

The talk shiFt Top 10 (Part Two)… Violations & Absurdities >> Part One (1-5) 6. Suspension of Disbelief – This is it’s own post… likely even its own book one day. Many folks believe in fairly tales. The internet is a... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 01 March 2014 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

the talk shiFt Top 10: Part One

The talk shiFt Top 10 (Part One)… Violations and Absurdities >> Part Two (6-10) 1. Offended by “strong language” – It’s not a matter of IF you use strong language or not, it’s a matter of whether strong language... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 16 February 2014 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Avoid-Dance

235″I don’t want to go there; I don’t want to talk about that…” I hear this quite a bit within the different aspects of my work. The frequency of this isn’t surprising, but the high price we pay for... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 21 January 2014 | Recovery, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Gate F8

Airports: One curious place where some people feel they’ve been granted a license to be a whiny, complaining, irritable shit head. It’s justifiable in their minds I guess… Because after all, their delayed flight and subsequent inconvenience is somehow... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 04 January 2014 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Spaced Out

What happened: Waiting in the long line for concessions at the movie theatre, while the guy behind me is literally breathing down my neck, practically on top of me, impatiently huffing and puffing semi-obnoxiously over the slowness of the... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 27 December 2013 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Wait Staff

Waitress: Thanks for being so nice to me guys. Me: Of course, why wouldn’t we be? My son: Yeah, aren’t most people nice to you? Waitress: No, not at all. Most people are pricks, much of the time. My... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 22 December 2013 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Dream-Stealers

“We are all either building our own dreams or building somebody else’s.” ~ Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge Distance yourself from dream-stealers… you know who they are. Those people who take energy and inspiration from you rather than give it... Read More »
Thomas Leu, MS | 02 July 2013 | talk shiFt | 3 Comments   

It’s Scary

It’s so simple, it’s scary. Fact: Exemplary communication skills (verbal, nonverbal, emotional, & written) yield personal and professional opportunity and advantage. Scary simple, but not easy… What’s even scarier is the assertion that most people suck at their communication. That’s right,... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 23 November 2012 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Tool Time-Part 3

The Tool Time series embraces the RPM model of Communichology™ strategies. In the two previous Tool Time articles, I recommended embracing the 3R’s (Part 1) and the 3P’s (Part 2) to avoid being a “tool” much of the time. In this final installment, here now are... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 30 October 2012 | Communications, talk shiFt | 1 Comment   

Good Isn’t Good Enough

If you are willing to satisfy people with good enough, you can make just about everybody happy. If you delight people and create change that lasts, you’re going to offend those that hate change in all its forms. Your... Read More »
Thomas Leu, MS | 11 October 2012 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Go Your Own Way

This short video is of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers) discussing the band Fleetwood Mac’s story as an illustration of the – often – very long time it takes to truly become great at something. The comment below it prompted my reponse that follows:... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 20 June 2012 | talk shiFt | 1 Comment   

Ad-DICK-tion

You know who they are… Those who make an exception not to be an asshole. Those who derive pleasure by causing other people pain. Those who stir shit up just for kicks. Those who COMPLAIN about everyone and everything, but do nothing... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 06 June 2012 | Recovery, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Movers & Shakers

You know the type… Those ambitious people whose actions make it seem like everyone else is standing still. Those who are always going and doing and accomplishing things. Those who consistently make things happen. Those over-achievers who sometimes, if you’re... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 10 May 2012 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

The Pretender

We’ve all got just two choices: 1) Get in the game and play, (or) 2) Give into the game and pretend. It’s really that black and white… The “game” = your one and only life that includes your endeavors,... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 05 May 2012 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Feel the Shake

You’ve been there: obsessing about that very important meeting, or event, or opportunity that’s coming up very soon. You’re worried about it. You’re looking forward to it, but dreading it at the same time. You can feel the tension... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 28 April 2012 | talk shiFt | No Comments   

Tool Time-Part 2

In Tool Time-Part 1, I strongly recommended embracing the 3R’s to avoid being a “tool” much of the time. I was simply advocating doing what you say you will do, when you say you will do it. Here in Part 2, I’m... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 10 April 2012 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   
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