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Better late than never!

on September 23, 2018

As I scrolled through online commentary and reviews about Judith Glaser’s book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, one came up that reflected my own thinking. It said simply, “good concept that could have been summarized in one essay.”[1] To be clear, Glaser has written a book that is chock full…

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word smart

on September 21, 2018

Judith E. Glaser presented some information in her book Conversational Intelligence that has the potential to change the way leaders think about each of their interactions. Glaser’s defines Conversational Intelligence is the ability to connect, navigate and grow with others. It gives us the ability to influence the interactions we find ourselves in the every…

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Power-With Leadership

on September 20, 2018

Judith Glaser’s book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, is incredibly insightful and full of valuable information about how our brains respond to conversations that create trust and ones that create distrust. She describes conversations as “dynamic, interactive, and inclusive. They evolve and impact the way we connect, engage, interact,…

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Trust requires words and actions.

on September 20, 2018

Not long ago I had a conversation with a colleague about an upcoming event I was planning. He had some information to communicate regarding a particular detail of the event and we discussed logistics overall. Part way through the conversation he paused. Then he said, “Trisha, I want you to know that I trust you.…

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Can you use ‘locked and loaded’ in a sentence?

on September 20, 2018

Sure I can. When my cohort calls me out in a Zoom meeting and Jason puts me on the spot, my amygdala is ‘locked & loaded’. That means I rapidly descend into the ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ mode of brain function according to Judith Glaser. At least this book helped me understand what I was…

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Active Reading is Like Active Listening

on September 20, 2018

  While I acknowledge my sociological designation as a Baby Boomer, I would say that reading is fundamental to all learning. Adler admonishes us towards active reading, where we “catch” more of the author’s material in direct correlation to the amount of effort (or activity) we invest in the process.[1] Of course, as Adler has…

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To This there is no end.

on September 20, 2018

As I reflect on how far I have come as a person, the one factor that has been key to my growth in different aspects of life, has been reading. I recognize like the preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes 12:12 that to the making of books there is no end, which encourages more reading…

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My Reading Needs to Grow Up

on September 20, 2018

This book was a sobering read. Sobering is the best word I have to describe my realization of how little I know about reading and how much of it I have to do in this program. It is not that I don’t like to read. I have loved to read since I can remember. Books…

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Navigating Asia Without a GPS

on September 20, 2018

       “For people to understand, you must speak their language.”  As obvious as this statement is it had me thinking about how we communicate with one another and the obstacles that impede us from saying and understanding what is clearly happening. The one area I found helpful in Judith Graser’s book, Conversational Intelligence,…

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Wide-eyed and full of questions

on September 20, 2018

As a young girl, I devoured books. I would spend hours reading. Of course, I am an only child, so I was often driven to stories to find playmates. In these stories, I would find countless friends. I discovered a lot about myself and was free to explore worlds that didn’t exist except in my…

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Conversational Intelligence and Task Management – We Need Both

on September 20, 2018

Judith E. Glasser, CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute delves deeper into the reasoning behind our communication methods, leadership styles, and personal preferences. She addresses the problems that ensue when we silence our audience and operate from a position of personal preference. Glasser presents her findings through the…

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I love to read, but I hate to read

on September 20, 2018

I love reading, but I hate reading. Now, before you start questioning how those two statements can exist simultaneously, let me explain. Even though I am a slow reader I enjoy reading, especially when it is something that I am interested in. I am not sure if it is because of what I am reading…

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From Student to Explorer

on September 20, 2018

I have always valued reading and have approached each book with curiosity, wonder, and a thirst for knowledge. I have taken the posture that the author is the expert and I am the student so I have struggled with the idea of not reading every word, not just for gaining information but for understanding. What…

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Learning to Read

on September 20, 2018

My six-year-old is learning to read and it’s fascinating. I don’t remember my own literacy journey, so it’s interesting to figure out how to shape someone else’s. It seems like Eli came out of the womb understanding and utilizing the power of communication. In fact, he started talking at 10 months, was using complete sentences…

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Active Communication

on September 20, 2018

Why is this not required reading in high school? If this thought, came to mind once it came to mind a thousand times when reading How to Read A Book by Alder and Van Doren. The authors do a remarkable job breaking down the four levels of reading which they deem as Elementary, Inspectional, Analytical,…

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Hijacked amygdalas, and other primitive concerns

on September 20, 2018

I settled into 12D, my economy class seat on the Toronto-Miami flight this morning, and pulled out my book, Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, reading the chapter on how the amygdala can be hijacked. Next to me was a woman who was breathing heavily, clenching her fists,…

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What did you just say to me!?

on September 20, 2018

When discussing my father as a minister in my youth, I will often say, “He was not a good preacher, but he loved God.” The comment is never meant as an insult to my father’s ability to preach the gospel, but rather, my father’s ability to preach in general. He is an ex-marine; gruff, tough…

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Don’t be a bull in a china shop….(no pun intended)

on September 20, 2018

I have worn many hats in my adult life, highway maintenance, mortgage credit specialist, car sales, computer industry, office supply sales, youth minister and pastor. They all have something in common with one exception. I have had to be able to hold conversations with others to be able to do my job effectively. I have…

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Reading for Writing

on September 20, 2018

I’ve always loved reading. Fictional characters were my dearest companions growing up. Years before Shakespeare was part of my school curriculum, I was delving into Macbeth and Midsummer Night’s Dream with enthusiasm. Critical analysis emerged in late high school and then was refined in University. So while Adler’s book was useful, it was not new…

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Meet the Teacher Night

on September 20, 2018

Just last week was “Meet the Teacher” night at our local elementary school. This was the opportunity for the faculty and staff to introduce themselves to all the parents in town and to show off a little bit. It was a great night and the school did not disappoint. All the parents who showed were…

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