S:0799 Distinction: Intense vs. Tense

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Bring to mind a time when you were tense. Not particularly pleasant, was it? Some of the attributes of tense are holding your breath, tightness, fear, little room to maneuver, and strong feelings of possible negative…Continue Reading →

S:0798 Principle: Self-Deception

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Goethe said, “Oh, How sweet it is to hear ones own convictions from another’s lips.” And, “We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.” People in the public eye are reminded to never read their own press releases. And,…Continue Reading →

S:0797 Distinction: Influence vs. Inform

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The difference between influencing and informing is action. Effective informing includes clear language and communication. People understand after they have been informed. When you influence you do more than merely inform, you create a call to…Continue Reading →

S:0796 Great Question: More?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I want more of?”   Coaching Point: Why? What are you going to do about it this year?   Copyright 2011 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →