Are you willing to admit you’re embarrassed?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 28, 2014

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If you’ve ever used a web browser user, you’ve probably been faced from time to time with an unexpected crash, causing all your open tabs to close. If you’ve ever experienced this with Mozilla Firefox, you’ve probably had to smile at the power of their very disarming error message, which displays on the screen in big, bold letters: “Well, this is embarrassing.”

Are you bored? Or fascinating?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 21, 2014

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A colleague and his wife were invited to an important company affair, a dinner party. His wife was seated next to one of the key people at the dinner. She later said to her husband: “What a bore! I didn’t say two words all night; all he did was talk about himself.”

Are you ready for your next moment of truth?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 14, 2014

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The business world is rife with the unexpected, including uncomfortable and awkward “moments of truth” that occur at the worst possible time.

Would you want you as a relationship partner?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 7, 2014

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The metaphor of dancing partners is perfect for real relationships—the kind that are based on authenticity, openness, and trust. It conjures up images of give and take, synchronization, graceful movement, and being in step and in tune with one another.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips June 30, 2014

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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.

Are you habitually excellent?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips June 23, 2014

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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?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips June 16, 2014

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

Knowledge is power. Or is it?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly 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.


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