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An important piece of advice from Entrepreneur June 2015 issue in the Master Class by Marshall Goldsmith: The article is called "CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES".
Whereas "conflict is an unavoidable part of our lives, whether we as CEOs, entrepreneurs, parents, spouses, engineers or ditch diggers, in some cases conflict stimulates us to accomplish great things. It can also drag us off course, eroding our relationships, stalling our careers and keeping us from becoming the people we want to be."
He goes on to advise the use of a question:- "Am I willing, at this time, to make the investment required to make a positive difference on this topic?"
This question we could ask ourselves should give us valuable pause for thought to evaluate our next course of action.
I am not reproducing the article here but urge anyone interested to read the article by purchasing the issue or looking it up online if you have subscribed. It is worthwhile.
Marshall Goldsmith is the author of "Triggers" In which he discusses potentially inflammatory situations and advises how to pause and consider the best response.
AM I WILLING, AT THIS TIME, TO MAKE THE INVESTMENT REQUIRED TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE ON THIS TOPIC?".
Some times effort is necessary and at other times it is better to walk away. We need to learn to tell the difference. Repeated use of the question above may help us to develop the habit of learning to make useful judgements.
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Ivan Misner shares his friend Keith Ferrazzi's insights into networking at a meal being the best way to build trust. People do learn to share around a table while enjoying a meal. I recently read that in a certain culture the best indication that two people share trust and credibility is that they eat from one anothers' plates, and feed one another. It seems overly intimate but then, so is complete trust.

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