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Thriving In A State of Confusion

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No Webster’s Dictionary defines confusion as “The state of disarray; disorder; perplexity of the mind; or embarrassment.” Given that definition, you may wonder why you should embrace confusion. There’s a good reason: when people are in a state of confusion, they are open to redirection in the hope […]

Collaboration Decreases The Potential For Rejection

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No Our education system teaches students to compete against each other for recognition and rewards. Having been taught collectively and tested individually throughout their formative years, graduates find the transition from learning to earning difficult because the teaching and testing processes are reversed. First-time job placements enter […]

Be Quick To Listen, Slow To Speak

In a productive workplace rejection should be viewed as the basis for learning and one of the critical factors leading to success. To be consistently successful you must understand the risk involved in any given situation and strive to minimize the chances of failure by seeking information from others both before and after deciding. The […]

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

One vital element of growth and expansion that is often overlooked is the lack of planning acumen available within the enterprise itself. Typically, those in key decision-making positions tend to forego feasibility studies, strategic planning, readiness assessments, and SWOT analysis in favor of what feels good, looks right, and generates revenue. Pressure to reduce costs […]

Managers Struggle With Dysfunction Too

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No You may be wondering how a dysfunctional manager reaches the top of her or his organization? As we get into the reasons behind such behavior, it might be helpful to keep in mind that these are not bad people they are just incompetent as managers. You should […]

Responding to Disruption

The vitality of any organization depends on its ability to respond to disruption with minimum upheaval. Disruption is much more subtle than change and thus more difficult to discern and detect. If you miss it when it first slips into your world, it will surely reappear. The abrupt onset of disorder and disarray are the […]

Planning Reduces The Risk of Rejection

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No Comparing the flow of information in a functional and a dysfunctional organization can best be illustrated by thinking of an hourglass. An hourglass is a device that measures time by the flow of sand between the upper and lower chambers. A narrow opening between the upper […]

Managers Struggle With Rejection Too

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No You may be wondering how a dysfunctional manager reaches the top of her or his organization? As we get into the reasons behind such behavior, it might be helpful to keep in mind that these are not bad people they are just incompetent as managers. You should […]

Peer Pressure Can Hamper Success

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No One of the failings of the psychotherapy model is that it has always pointed out the harm that parents (authority figures) do. What is seldom dealt with is the impact that siblings (coworkers) can have on another sibling’s (coworker’s) self-image. The consequences of negative peer pressure […]

Don’t Hide From The Truth

Learn From Rejection: Find the Why Behind the No As people are drawn together in the workplace, their beliefs, values, and practices are bound to create differing opinions and attitudes. Keeping silent about these differences as though they do not exist—adding them to the list of unresolved issues—erects artificial barriers, stifles fruitful dialogue, and drives […]