Trust takes time? Actually, only reliabilty takes time. And sometimes–not even that.
Author Archive for: Sandy Styer
Entries by Sandy Styer
“I could look him in the eye.” “We do deals on a handshake.” “She has an honest face; I trusted her from the get-go.” When we’re working or dealing with other people face-to-face, we send and receive all kinds of clues and indicators that help us assess trustworthiness, and by which we can show others they can […]
A quick lesson from a Minnesotan with her own perspectives on life’s principles
Can we create a new “discipline” today?
The May issue of the Center For Creative Leadership’s e-newsletter features a short blurb on a new book by journalist and author Brian Carney. The book is called Freedom, Inc. and the article begins this way: "We trust people to be adults in so many areas of their lives. But when they walk through the doors at […]
The one “rule” of life–no regrets.
Collaboration is not like compromise: it’s a distillation, a win-win, a synthesis.
“Houston, we have a problem.” Famous words uttered by Jim Lovell in the real Apollo 13 mission, and by Tom Hanks as Lovell in the great movie Apollo 13. The mission, we know, was a ‘successful failure’ in that they didn’t reach the moon, but the three astronauts, Lovell, Swigert and Haise, got home safely. […]
Onpoint Consulting does study on best practices for virtual teams
Remember the crone, the multi-faceted older woman from fairy tales, the archetype from modern psychology? She’s the old woman, often ugly, sometimes malicious, and always possessing magical powers due to her proximity to the next world. In Robert Graves’s writings she is the third side of the Triple Goddess: the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone. Her role […]
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- Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is OptionalNovember 18, 2021 - 10:24 am
I recently listened to Howard Stern’s interview with (Sir) Paul McCartney. One part stood out. Howard asked Paul about multiple instances where John Lennon had been cruel towards McCartney; didn’t he feel treated unfairly, hurt, resentful, Howard asked? Paul essentially replied that no, that was just John being John, that once you accepted that as […]
- Are You Self-Promotion Avoidant?October 7, 2021 - 6:10 pm
Have you ever felt compelled to share positive information about yourself with a boss or supervisor and – instead – developed lock-jaw, unable to get the words out? Your mind starts to spin into thoughts like, “What if it just sounds arrogant? I don’t want to be perceived as an egomaniac!” And so, in an […]