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Leadership Development: Become a Pattern Pioneer

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It is time for a revolution in communication. Join the small and growing group of leaders who are challenging the status quo and saying “It will stop with me” or even better “It will start with me.”

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Get these words OUT of your vocabulary… two common words that cause us lots of grief and even lost productivity and thus, sadly, loss of fiscal success.

ALWAYS….make it a “no-no” word from now on.

There is no always. Ever! This is black and white thinking in a world that changes on a dime.

When I hired a woman who told me she ALWAYS works better with men and then she was transferred to a team with mostly women. I watched and I waited. She came to me to have her position changed back to work with the men she “always” could relate to better.

She had created a self-fulfilling prophecy for herself that men were ALWAYS more reasonable and guess what? She talked herself out of a job.

Never…. this is even more deadly.

The never team loves to see the glass half- filled and they can come up with more reasons why something will not work than is worth listening to.

Big, question: how often do you use these words that lead to patterns of defeat and depression. If you do… get them OUT (Observe, Understand and then Transform ) of your vocabulary.

Make 2014 your year to break old patterns and put in ones that enhance your work and home life. Take the free Pattern Aware Quiz at www.sylvialafair.com and make change happen.

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