How Do You Get Over an Offense?

When someone offends you, you often feel belittled. And that’s not a comfortable feeling. First you wonder what the problem is with the offender and then wonder what you did wrong. Then, as some kind of delayed reaction, you think of ways to defend yourself and perhaps retaliate. Sometimes, no matter how patient you are,…

Will Threatening Subordinates to Obedience Really Work?

Threatening your subordinates to obedience can work powerfully–if you lived in the medieval times. Or better, in ancient times. It will work anywhere slavery still works. It was responsible for erecting the great pyramids of Egypt, remember? And the Great Walls of China. Totalitarian rule can accomplish great things. So, if the question is effectiveness–will…

How to Look Agreeably Smart

You need to look agreeably smart, not just smart. This is especially vital during an office presentation–or simply when meeting people. Even in casual meetings, we sell ourselves, as it were, to new friends and acquaintances just to make conversations meaningful. So, to answer the question, how to look agreeably smart, I say–Be agreeably smart. What then is being agreeably…