Are you willing to live the life of a diabetic patient?

Category : Weekly-ish tips June 30, 2014

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Unit7, a direct marketing/CRM agency that is part of the Omnicom family, figured out an ingenious way to give heart to a campaign for a Type 2 diabetes medication to fight off diabetes.

Are you habitually excellent?

Category : Weekly-ish tips June 23, 2014

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

The Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”Malcolm Gladwell brought this same phenomenon to our attention in modern times in his book Outliers: The Story of Success. A common theme throughout Gladwell’s book is the “10,000-Hour Rule,” based on a study by psychologist Anders Ericsson, suggesting mastery in anything requires a 10,000-hour investment.

Hello? Can you hear me? Hello?

Category : Weekly-ish tips June 16, 2014

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

There are five skills that are essential to trust-based relationships*. Listening is one of them.

Knowledge is power. Or is it?

Category : Weekly-ish tips June 10, 2014

This post is the first of our Weekly Tips series.

Knowledge is power. Or is it?

Conventional wisdom suggests that knowledge is power—it’s something to be emphasized, coveted, wielded. At The Get Real Project, we don’t see it that way. We believe curiosity is king.

Real Kudos: Who Doesn’t Love Before and After Shots?

Category : Real people June 9, 2014

With pride (and fanfare) we just announced the official launch of our new website.

Real kudos go to the team at Valuable Content who brought passion, talent, partnership, and just plain hard work to the effort.

Here are a few before and after shots to show off their handiwork.

The Get Real Project Just Got Real-er

Category : Real Moments June 9, 2014

After many months of anticipation, and a whole lotta effort, we are proud to announce the official launch of the new website for The Get Real Project. <Insert fanfare here.>

Successful Trustworthiness Training: A Nine-Point Checklist

Category : Trusted advisorship June 9, 2014

Can people learn to be trustworthy? The short answer is yes, with the right design.

Excerpted from The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook, this article addresses some of the biggest challenges of trustworthiness training (or any “soft skills” training, for that matter) with nine specific strategies.

Use them as a checklist to make sure your investment in trustworthiness training is designed to pay off—whether you’re creating your own learning program or considering hiring others to help.

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