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miWisdom today… One must watch one’s words and requests that one makes of others. People simply do not like being told what to do. The best approach is rather to ask questions of the other person, and gently lead them to the answers that you would like them to find for themselves. Of course these answers will be exactly what you would have told them anyways. In this way you gain the other person’s respect.

  • What would I like this person to do?
  • How can I pose them a set of questions that will lead them to the answer I want them to find?
  • How can I make this person feel as though this is exactly what they want to do?
  • How can I make this person feel as though this is actually their idea? 🙂

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miWisdom today… When one begins a venture that involves other people who are put in charge of events and tasks, one must be extremely vigilant at all times to ensure that circumstances don’t get out of hand. Turn your back for a moment, and the entire direction and purpose of the initial vision could change in an instant.

  • Have I set a monitoring system in place to ensure that things are progressing according to plan?
  • Have I outlined all tasks and instructions clearly?
  • Have I received a concrete confirmation and understanding from my people about these tasks?

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