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Twenty-Seven

27 Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison (The Doors), Janis Joplin, Brian Jones (Rolling Stones), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (Grateful Dead), Pete Ham (Badfinger), Chris Bell (Big Star), and more recently Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and Amy Winehouse… These are just a few members... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 April 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty-Six

26 The world owes none of us nothing… (poor use of grammar = deliberate). Just showing up in life is a big part of success, but it is not good enough. Just “doing your work” is not enough. You... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty-Five

25 Money. Power. Sex. Studies show that these are the three primary human motivators from which all other motivations stem. Everyone may not intellectually agree with them, but I’ll argue everyone emotionally understands them. And therein lies the key distinction.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty-Four

24 From meltdowns in shopping malls, to breakdowns in boardrooms, to outbursts online everyday, in every possible way… individual interpersonal communication skills (or the lack thereof), have never been more visible. And skilled practitioners have never been more necessary, in-demand,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty-Three

23 In recent years, there’s been a lot of chatter out there, and it’s become quite trendy to talk about the importance of self-awareness. I think it’s cool that this subject-matter is finally getting the attention it deserves because it’s... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty-Two

22 The situation: When attempting to help or assist others, it’s simple: First, identify the problem; then provide a solution, right? Put another way: know their need, then give them what they want. Sounds simple, but it’s anything but… The... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty-One

21 Some people are put off because I often use edgy or “course” language in much of my content online and off. Some even feel compelled, and have the audacity to write to me and share their disapproval, in... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twenty

20 In the beginning of most relationships, personal or professional, the words spoken (and typed) are very significant. We need them, we review them, and evaluate them for their meaning as they apply to the new situation. We make decisions to... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Nineteen

19 The clever little catch phrase “divine interruption” recently crossed my radar. I thought I’d heard most of these cheesy, quasi-spiritual, prosperity theology phrases before, but must have missed this gem. If you’re a religious type, this term likely... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Eighteen

18 I like the concept of the term “contrarian.” Always have… It basically means to be opposed to that of the majority. If in fact it proves worthy that the majority should be opposed as is so often the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 March 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventeen

17 Warning against the “dangers” of a negative typically only works to affect change for the short-term. Working toward the benefits of a positive is the most effective approach for long-term impact, and sustained behavior change. Be challenged to undertake that which... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 February 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixteen

16 Older. Somewhat wiser. Still committed to learning, growing, and owning my own opportunity areas, despite my recurring resistance to this shit. You know what I mean… Acting on these areas is painful at times, and takes balls, but... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 February 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Fifteen

15 Altered states. That’s what some people live in… altered states of reality. Their perception of their world, how they think they are being perceived by others, and their self-perceived contribution to this world, is altered. By that I... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 February 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Fourteen

14 I’ve always been taught and believed that in the end, nice wins. My leadership and management style reflects this. I choose to interact with others in deliberate ways that entice them to want to buy-in to the greater goals I’m... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 February 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Thirteen

13 I’m intrigued by deception… illusions… “magic” if you will, designed to entertain, educate, and to generally get people thinking about the boundaries of what’s real, unreal, possible, or impossible. To that end, I use principles of cognitive psychology,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 February 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Twelve

12 Managing or leading? A tired, over-communicated conversation really… But, one that keeps coming up because it’s so often mixed-up by so many.  So here’s my simple distinction between the two: MANAGING is ensuring others are doing what you... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 February 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   
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