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Group for discussions of empowering, time management, peak performance, coaching and career skills

Members: 36
Latest Activity: May 9, 2014

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Job opportunities and interviews 10 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Diplo IGCBP Mar 24, 2010.

Trust

Started by Seiiti Jul 22, 2009.

Impossible? Think Again 2 Replies

Started by Emmanuel Edet. Last reply by Charity Gamboa-Embley Jul 22, 2009.

Productivity 3 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Feb 28, 2009.

Inspiration and motivation collection 2 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Feb 20, 2009.

Do Less - Seth Godin

Started by Seiiti Jan 15, 2009.

Research tips 1 Reply

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Virginia (Ginger) Paque Jan 6, 2009.

Presenting your ideas 1 Reply

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Jan 6, 2009.

Fellowships and scholarships 1 Reply

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Nov 6, 2008.

The Power of Collaboration 1 Reply

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Oct 23, 2008.

Focus 4 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Oct 15, 2008.

Action

Started by Seiiti Oct 14, 2008.

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Comment by Sonigitu Ekpe-Aji on July 28, 2011 at 1:12am

HOW can we re-align? To solve the problem at hand!

 

Comment by Sonigitu Ekpe-Aji on July 28, 2011 at 1:11am

Time to negotiate; the reason is that someone is doing business and cheating on the other partner. WHY ?

Comment by Sonigitu Ekpe-Aji on July 28, 2011 at 1:09am

We need to be truthful to ourselves!

Bait!!!!!! Who is offering and WHY ?

Comment by Seiiti on November 6, 2008 at 8:59am
Rafik, you can google ¨48 laws greene¨ for some results - unfortunately, the top results do not seem to be compliant with the current copyright legislation. Some bottom results have interesting blog reviews, though.

Hanane, thanks for the great tip! I like to complement the views of Greene with author Robert Cialdini.

In my interpretation, Greene took a journalistic/neutral approach just by describing different forms of power.

He does not actually encourage the reader to take a particular approach, though he gives his explanation on how to apply each law.

When some of the mentioned laws of power can be recognized as manipulative or abusive, there is retaliation. So it does not produce long-term effects.

Cialdini has a very interesting work in the field of influence and he encourages his readers to be ethical. Not only for the ethics per se (which is already enough justification) but also for two other factors:

1) those affected by the influence will see that the actions actually were meant to bring benefit for all parties, and are more likely to stick with the effects of infuence;

2) the self-image of the one using non-ethical influence will degrade over time as a result of his manipulative actions, and this will bring internal conflicts with very negative outcomes. Being an ethical practitioner of influence, on the other hand, boots one's self-image as someone who helps others and thus allows entitlement to positive outcomes.

So, after reading 48 Laws of Power (Greene), I encourage people to also check The Science of Influence (Cialdini).
Comment by Rafik on November 6, 2008 at 8:02am
@Hanane can you please share the link?
Comment by Hanane Boujemi on November 5, 2008 at 12:52am
Seiiti,

I enjoy reading this corner, for more about power, there is a book that I have on my desk at the moment whenever I have a chance I take a glimpse. It's The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene, it's available online, anybody can download the PDF version. It's a good reference to develop leadership skills.
Comment by Sovala Agaiava on October 13, 2008 at 9:22pm
Hi Seiiti. thanks for inviting me to this group. It is an Excellent Idea.

I will catch up soon
Comment by Ashraf Hagelnur on October 11, 2008 at 10:12pm
Hi all , Hi Seiiti...
Thanks a lot for inviting me to this group... hope i will be helpfull for all the others and a good member here ...
BR..
Ash
Comment by Seiiti on October 10, 2008 at 6:14pm
Hi Chipo - welcome!

One EXCELLENT one is Flow by Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi, and I will make more comments about this book.

By now, here are some links:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihaly_Csikszentmihalyi

and

http://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psychology-Experience-Mihaly-Csikszentmi...
Comment by Chipo Kanjo on October 9, 2008 at 10:34pm
The topic of peak performance is quite appealing, can you shed more light on that. This is particularly important as one has to balance a numbers of tasks, at the same time one needs to achieve good performance.
 

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