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Choosing your battles.

Choosing your battles.

Some of us have a very strong passion for justice. Which is not to say that we are better than other people. It just means that when our subjective perception of what is right versus what is wrong becomes unhinged, we feel a pressing need to say what we think. Anyone...

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Who gets the privilege of being in your life?

Who gets the privilege of being in your life?

That’s right, privilege! You are so wonderful that it is a privilege to be your friend. It is also a privilege to have you as a family member, colleague or employee. Unfortunately, many people treat each other as though it was a right to be in another person’s life....

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Being there for someone.

Being there for someone.

One of the hardest things in life is when someone we love or care deeply about is having a tough time. It is hard on us, too, and it’s difficult to know how much or how little we should get involved. If the relationship isn’t very close, it may be most comfortable to...

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Methods and techniques in themselves are not very useful…

Methods and techniques in themselves are not very useful…

It doesn't matter how many new trends come and go in the area of leadership. Over the years, I have seen one hype after another become popular. It is never possible to make a method out of relationships. Being a leader is to relate. Having the ability to evoke the...

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You’re allowed to feel blue.

You’re allowed to feel blue.

Sometimes it’s important to let ourselves be negative, sad, angry or worried. It’s part of life. It’s not always good for us to choose to be positive and happy. Sometimes I believe that it’s actually healthy to consciously choose to allow ourselves to feel life’s...

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Motivational Communication and Leadership

Motivational Communication and Leadership

Many years ago, I was introduced to Motivational Interviewing. An evidence-based way to relate to people and situations where there is discourse and lack of motivation. Through the years I have seen how Motivational Interviewing has evoked motivation in many people....

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Methods and techniques in themselves are not very useful…

Ulf Lidman’s blogs

If you are interested in LEADERSHIP follow me on these links in English: Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulf-lidman-training/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ulflidmantraining/ Website: https://www.ulflidmantraining.com/en/home/ If you are Swedish speaking...

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Beyond comfort!

Beyond comfort!

Have you in your leadership role been faced with something that is beyond your comfort zone. Something that you know has to be done, but everything within you is screaming NO! I often meet leaders who have this feeling before meetings with their employees if the...

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People can read your thoughts!

People can read your thoughts!

Communication has so many different facetts. I often marvel when I see research about verbal communication versus non-verbal. A researcher by the name of Mehrabian was early out by claiming that words have a very minor part in communication, only 7%. As leaders it is...

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Random acts of kindness.

Random acts of kindness.

What do we need in order to excel? What is one of the most effective ways of building rapport and developing strong alliances? I dare to say that the fuel for us human beings is affirmation. We have this deep seated need to be noticed. It is part of our nature. We...

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