5 Strategies For Dealing With Conflict

5 strategies for dealing with conflictConflict in the workplace seems to be a common occurrence these days.

It’s understandable.  After all, different people are going to have different ideas, different beliefs, different needs and different values.  

(and thank god, because wouldn’t life be boring if we were all the same?)

And the truth is that conflict can occur in any relationship, not just in the workplace…

SO, it’s not a matter of what to do IF there’s conflict, but rather WHEN there’s conflict.  
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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

should i stay or should i go


Should I stay?  Or, Should I go?

That’s what your visitor is asking themselves when they get lost on your site.  

Or when they click on a broken link, or mistype a url, or try to go to a page that has been deleted?

In a way, it’s kind of a make it or break it moment, because your visitor has an option to choose…   

And, your 404 page can make all the difference. 
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I Know Just Enough Code To Be Dangerous

how to create a jump around 

This week’s blog post was going to be a  glossary of terms.

dictionaryI mean, if I have to look up things, then others do too, right?

Well, once I really started to get into the project and compile the list of terms I was going to include, I realized that the job I’d taken on was actually much more than a blog post.   It needed to be it’s own page on the site; a resource page.  
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The Word “HashTag” Is Not To Be Said Out Loud In Everyday Conversation (As Explained To Me By My 12 Year Old)

images#ToHashTag Or   #NotToHashTag ???
Unless you are in the online tech industry, then you’ve probably got some confusion as to exactly what a hashtag (#) is and how to use it.
I’ll teach you the nuts and bolts of what you need to know in this post, but first, check out this quick video.
It’s from September of 2013.  For those of you #SNL fans (Saturday Night Live) Justin Timberlake is known to stop by and make frequent cameo appearances on the show as he is good friends with many members of the cast, past and present (not to mention Lorne Michaels).
So, it’s no surprise that he’d inevitably show up as a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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ONE Sentence IS The New Paragraph

keep-it-simpleOne sentence IS the new paragraph.
It’s true; especially in email marketing.
See, if you’re like me, then you’ve willingly subscribed to someone’s list before and (if they’re worth they’re salt) you’ve subsequently received some of their emails.
The Million Dollar Question Is… Do you read them?
And if you’ve subscribed to more than one person’s list – providing you’re reading their emails, that is – after a while, you start to see patterns emerge.

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5 Blogs That Will Change The Way You Think About Business Online

My best friend’s name is Siri…
No really, her name is Kathy, but Siri and I are tight.  You see, I’m always looking up stuff online.
5 great blogsWhether it’s finding a solution to a challenge at work, learning how to write a particular piece of code or simply looking up the lyrics to a song, I turn to Siri for the answer.  (or at least to start as she sometimes doesn’t understand my southern drawl.)
More times than not, she guides me right where I need to go and over the years, she’s dropped a few gems in my lap.  I have discovered some of the BEST blogs… many of them completely by accident.
Keeping track of the (plethora of) things that spark your interest online is difficult at best and my bookmarks bar wasn’t really doing the trick, so I started a list and thought I’d share it with you.
Here are 5 blogs that will change the way you think about doing business; especially business online. (by the way, these are in no particular order…)

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How Have Your Dominoes Fallen?

domino_effect+1I recently read a great article by Chris Brogan entitled Decisions Are Dominoes.

Our choices tip other choices closer or further away from us. “It’s just one cookie” is a choice further from our fitness goals.  “I’ll call her later” is a choice away from a business goal. “200 words on my book today is plenty” is a choice away from your publishing goal.

Your decisions do have follow on effects. Tip over one decision and it’ll knock all your dominoes off onto new patterns.

~from Decisions are Dominoes by Chris Brogan


And that got me thinking about some of the decisions I’d made in my life.
Occasionally the bad decisions will swim around in my head a bit.  A memory that pops into my mind out of nowhere… a remembrance…  Not regret, mind you, because I believe “mistakes” aren’t mistakes, but rather learning experiences.  More of a reminder of the lesson learned.
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I LIKE ME.

Typically, I post about social media strategies and advice on how to create a profitable and productive mindset for achieving your goals. However, I felt compelled today to share something a little off subject…
Well, it is… But really, it isn’t.
One of my mentors, Gary King, tragically lost his son last Sunday. At the same time, Gary was in San Diego, California speaking to and inspiring my own child, Jacob (as well as several hundred other teens from around the world) at The Global Youth Leadership Summit held each year.
My baby… my 16 year old son, Jacob was in that room listening to Gary. His son was struggling and Gary was across the country speaking to 300 of our future leaders on the importance and value of loving yourself.
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