Archive: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009
Anyone who has ever served in our armed forces in wartime has survived terrible circumstances.
By Jan Scruggs | November 20, 2009; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (0)
Most people understand that chance favors the prepared and they equate luck with timing more than anything else.
By Michael J. Berland | November 20, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)
There always will be a better return on investment (of time, emotion, etc.) if we focus on the strengths, and accept and manage weaknesses.
By Tamara Darvish | November 20, 2009; 1:27 AM ET | Comments (0)
I think the lesson is to be aware of the two directions your circumstances can lead you and know that the light at the end of the tunnel may be brighter than you think.
By Garrison Wynn | November 19, 2009; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (0)
As a school-based therapist, I eventually learned that my job was not to fix these children, but to partner with them for a finite space in time.
By Celeste Owens | November 19, 2009; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (3)
People who actually survive terrible circumstances are the real success stories.
By Eric Schaeffer | November 19, 2009; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (0)
My students have not simply survived, but triumphed over conditions that could have defeated more timid souls.
By Patricia McGuire | November 19, 2009; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (0)
Resilience distinguishes those who thrive in adverse circumstances from those who sink, and is key for success in life.
By Jeanine Cogan | November 19, 2009; 2:31 AM ET | Comments (0)
Very rarely do you find a shy CEO: It takes a certain amount of moxie to pave the way for success.
By Susan Lacz | November 17, 2009; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (1)
Too many people worry about what/how they say something and often never say anything because they are afraid of how they may come across.
By Misti Burmeister | November 17, 2009; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (2)
Top performers can be blunt by nature but know they must be tactful under certain conditions.
By Garrison Wynn | November 16, 2009; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
Even as one champions a cause, tact should be the rule rather than the exception.
By Celeste Owens | November 16, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Successful people do tend to talk straight, name the elephant in the room, put their cards on the table, and "discuss the undiscussable." They do this because they have learned the power of dialogue.
By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | November 16, 2009; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (1)
The truly successful person is one who has enough courage to be blunt, enough discretion to be tactful, and enough foresight to recognize which approach will be more useful than the other.
By Sherri Y. Geng | November 16, 2009; 9:41 AM ET | Comments (1)
Many successful people have elements of both styles in their repertoire, choosing the most effective communication mode for whatever circumstances they face.
By Patricia McGuire | November 16, 2009; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (0)
While you have many successful people who are very vocal in their opinions, there are an equal number of successful people who have no need to engage in controversy.
By Kelly Harman | November 16, 2009; 9:08 AM ET | Comments (0)
Success comes from someone's abliity to hold the tension between the tact and truth-telling and knowing when to pull on the value of each.
By Hile Rutledge | November 16, 2009; 8:54 AM ET | Comments (0)
There is a way to tell the truth with tact, and avoid the consequences that often result when people are overly blunt.
By Ashok Bajaj | November 16, 2009; 8:27 AM ET | Comments (0)
We have all seen people use "sugar or spice" to achieve an objective depending on the situation.
By Russ Ramsey | November 16, 2009; 8:22 AM ET | Comments (0)