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Communicating Intent Is A Positive Trait

https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=%22Learn+From+Rejection%3A+Find+the+Why+Behind+the+No%22 Most of us prefer to tell the truth and expect others to be honest with us in return. More importantly, we expect coworkers to communicate bad news graciously and to offer criticism objectively. Timeliness is also a key factor. Waiting for the right moment, or putting it off until the recipient is in a […]

Appreciate The Value Of Criticism

https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=%22Learn+From+Rejection%3A+Find+the+Why+Behind+the+No%22 Providing criticism to people of equal rank or status is difficult but often necessary especially when not having the information could have negative results. They do not have to listen to you and even if they do, they do not have to act upon what you say. Your chances of getting them to accept […]

It Pays To Be Open, Honest, and Direct

https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=%22Learn+From+Rejection%3A+Find+the+Why+Behind+the+No%22 Whenever contact is made, communication occurs. Every time you open your mouth, roll your eyes, purse your lips, nod your head, cross your arms, or clear your throat, someone is going to assign meaning to it. Hand gestures, voice tone, and body posture can send a signal that you like or dislike someone or […]

Competency Index – Level 5: Finally Gets It But It Took Some Time

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109061 The Competency Index (CI) is a simple measure that gauges how deeply ingrained someone’s behavior might be. It enables you to determine which skills he or she is missing and which you will need to bring to the relationship in order to make it work. Incompetent people tend to be set in their ways […]

Competency Index – Level 4: Occasionally Gets It But Needs Reminding

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109061 The Competency Index (CI) is a simple measure that gauges how deeply ingrained someone’s behavior might be. It enables you to determine which skills he or she is missing and which you will need to bring to the relationship in order to make it work. Incompetent people tend to be set in their ways […]

Competency Index – Level 3: Gets It After Being Hit Over The Head

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109061 The Competency Index (CI) is a simple measure that gauges how deeply ingrained someone’s behavior might be. It enables you to determine which skills he or she is missing and which you will need to bring to the relationship in order to make it work. Incompetent people tend to be set in their ways […]

Competency Index – Level 2: Might Get It If There Is A Personal Benefit

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109061 The Competency Index (CI) is a simple measure that gauges how deeply ingrained someone’s behavior might be. It enables you to determine which skills he or she is missing and which you will need to bring to the relationship in order to make it work. Incompetent people tend to be set in their ways […]

Competency Index – Level 1: Doesn’t Get It And Probably Never Will

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109061 The Competency Index (CI) is a simple measure that gauges how deeply ingrained someone’s behavior might be. It enables you to determine which skills he or she is missing and which you will need to bring to the relationship to make rejection work for you. Incompetent people tend to be set in their ways […]

Calculating The Risk of Rejection: Part 2

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109061 Your challenge is to make decisions with the greatest knowledge of the potential for success, organize yourself and your resources to carry out these decisions, and then measure the results. In some organizational cultures, meeting this challenge is simply a matter of matching the degree of risk with the right amount of feedback. Unfortunately, […]

Calculation The Risk of Rejection: Part 1

When faced with a difficult decision you strive to minimize the risk of being wrong by gathering as much information as you can before taking action. Sometimes you may be pressed for time and therefore limited in the amount of information you can access. Making decisions with limited information is risky and fraught with the […]