A Lack of Integrity: There is nothing faster or more effective at damaging relationships than a lack of integrity. Being dishonest will cost you relationships, which is why honesty is the best policy. You need to walk your talk.Ingratitude: Taking people for granted and being ungrateful will cause you to lose relationships. When you no longer appreciate people, those relationships are at risk.Complacency: Relationships require an investment of time and energy. When you quit feeding relationships, those relationships quit feeding you. Like everything important in life, you need to go first.Assuming Bad Intentions: Some people believe in their heart of hearts that everyone is out to hurt them. They question their motives, believing that they must always protect themselves, and thus, never make themselves vulnerable enough to have a real relationship.Being Self-Oriented: The very word relationship connotes two people both caring about the other. When you care more about getting what you need or extracting value from the relationship, that self-orientation makes it impossibly difficult for a real relationship to exist.Making People Feel Small: The biggest people you will ever meet work very hard to make other people bigger, and they put forth the effort to make people feel important. When you have to be the biggest person in the room, you work against the outcome of making others feel important, and you hurt relationships.Attacking People Personally: Big people focus on the issues. Small people focus on the person. You can very easily underestimate the damage you do when you attack someone personally. Personal attacks are designed to hurt the other person, and even though you may apologize, the damage may not be that easily repaired.Lack of Trust: For some reason, those who are not trustworthy tend not to trust others. You don’t have to make any accusation for someone to recognize a lack of trust. That lack of trust is an indication as to how you feel about another person, and when it is felt, relationships suffer.Lack of Caring: This is a binary choice. You care. Or you do not care. When you don’t care, you have no relationship. Caring is what trust is built on, and that makes caring the prerequisite for all relationships. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now If you want to know how you lose important relationships, including critical client relationships, here are some of the reasons.
December 3, 2019
The flip-flop of West Bengal State Election Commission in first extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the panchayat polls and taking the decision back the next very day, came under the scanner of the Supreme Court which on Wednesday questioned the rationale behind such a retreat.The top court also said it would pass an order on the issue on August 6 after hearing the matter when the State poll panel urged it to allow declaration of the results of the elections held in phases in May.The State poll panel on the night of April 9 had taken note of several complaints that many intending candidates could not file their nomination papers as either they or their proposers were “obstructed” from submitting them and extended the deadline till 3 p.m. next day. However, it cancelled the order the next morning.“Why did you (State poll panel) first extend the deadline for filing the nomination papers and later take back the decision,” a Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud asked.The Bench said the deadline was extended after poll panel received complaints regarding obstructions in filing of nomination papers and asked whether it had conducted any inquiry before cancelling the decision on extension of time.“Did you (poll panel) make an enquiry about the situation at the ground level before taking back the decision (extending time to file nomination papers),” the Bench asked.Senior advocates Rakesh Dwivedi and Amrendra Sharan, appearing for the State poll panel, urged the court to consider allowing it to declare the results on seats of panchayat polls which were duly contested. To this, the Bench said it would pass order after hearing the matter on August 6. The apex court had earlier expressed shock at the fact that “thousands and thousands” of seats in the recent polls had remained uncontested, observing that these figures showed that grassroots-level democracy was not working.
October 28, 2019
Puel praises Leicester players after Cup defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel was full of praise for his players after their Carabao Cup quarterfinal defeat to Manchester City.City overcame Leicester 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out in the fifth round clash at the King Power Stadium after the sides had been tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes. “Of course, it’s a disappointment,” Puel told LCFC TV at the full-time whistle. “It’s the second time after last season against the same opponent. We lost with the lottery of penalties and it’s harsh.“We have a good feeling like the one before in the League Cup, but I think it’s disappointing because we played a complete game with a good structure, good organisation and good performance in the first half.”The details to allow us to make a better counter-attack… it was a shame to concede this goal without conceding a chance. After, we came back in the second half with more confidence. We corrected some details at half-time and we played well in the second half. “We deserved to come back in the game. We were close to this team. We came back and perhaps we could have won at the end if we were a little more clinical in some situations, but I praise our game.“Of course, I’m disappointed for my players because they gave their best. They worked hard on the pitch and showed togetherness. I think we had quality.“Sometimes, we played under pressure in the first half, but we had good organisation and in the second half we played with more quality, with more confidence. Step by step, we’re improving our play.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
October 27, 2019
As we noted Sunday night, Kentucky head coach John Calipari was on-hand for the NBA All-Star Game in New York City, and he brought his daughter Erin along for the festivities. It looks like the younger Calipari might have been on her own the whole night, however.Coach Cal took to Twitter Monday morning, telling his followers that he’d accidentally forgotten to introduce Erin to former President of the United States Bill Clinton. She also mentioned Sunday night that she’d been photobombing her father all night.I felt so bad yesterday at the NBA All-Star Game. My daughter @TheErinCalipari and I both go down to see @billclinton. …— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 16, 2015.@billclinton was so in to our team that when he started talking, I totally forgot @TheErinCalipari was standing there. LOL.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 16, 2015.@TheErinCalipari finally nudged me and said, “Hi, I’m his daughter Erin.”— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 16, 2015We’re not sure why Calipari admitted all of this, but it is fairly amusing. Luckily, his family is very supportive of his career, so he’s unlikely to get one of those work-life balance talks.
October 13, 2019
SQUAMISH, B.C. — The Squamish Nation has approved economic benefit agreements for Woodfibre LNG, a project worth up to $1.8 billion in British Columbia’s Howe Sound.The approval of the agreements by an eight to six vote means the First Nation could receive cash and contract benefits worth almost $1.1 billion.Woodfibre LNG is licensed to export about 2.1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year for the next 40 years from a former pulp mill about seven kilometres south of Squamish.The First Nation says in a news release the agreements include annual and milestone payments totalling about $226 million, a cultural fund and cash for employment opportunities.It says the agreements also mean the Squamish Nation and member-owned businesses could be awarded up to about $872 million in contracts, but only if they are fully qualified to win the bids.Squamish councillor Khelsilem says it was a difficult decision for many in the community.“The next steps will be holding the proponents accountable for the life of the project and beyond; that includes the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning of Woodfibre LNG.”The First Nation says it will help develop management plans for the project and will have its own monitors to report any non-compliance with environmental, cultural, employment and training requirements.The deals also mean nine parcels of land would be transferred to the Squamish Nation for housing and economic development along with five cultural leases in Howe Sound.In a statement issued Friday, the company says it has already received environmental approvals from the federal, provincial and Squamish Nation governments.Byng Giraurd, vice-president of corporate affairs at Woodfibre LNG, says it is pleased to have fulfilled another key condition of the project.“The Woodfibre LNG project is the first industrial project to undergo Squamish Nation’s groundbreaking environmental assessment process and is the first industrial project in Canada to be awarded an environmental assessment certificate by an Indigenous government.”The Canadian Press
October 12, 2019
CAIRO- Morsi faces charges of helping prisoners – including himself – break out of Wadi Natrun prison during the 2011 revolutionOusted President Mohamed Morsi and 34 others were referred to court on Saturday to face jailbreak charges.Morsi, who is currently being held at Alexandria’s Borg al-Arab Prison, faces charges of helping prisoners – including himself – break out of Wadi Natrun prison during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, which toppled longstanding autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The men are also accused of assaulting security forces and police building, murder, theft and sabotaging public property.Morsi’s supporters insist that the charges against the ousted president – like those leveled against other Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Islamist figures – are politically motivated.Morsi, for his part, says he still represents Egypt’s legitimate president and refuses to recognize the legality of his trial, for which he has declined to take on any formal legal representation.
October 12, 2019
Marrakech- King Mohammed VI chaired this Monday the launching of the project “Marrakech city of permanent renewal” that reflects the Sovereign’s strong will to secure a balanced, integrated and sustainable development of the ochre city.Chairwoman of the Urban commune of Marrakech, Fatima-Ezzahra El Mansouri underscored in a speech delivered on this occasion the objectives of this four year program (2014-2017) that will promote the city to the level of international metropolises.Based on a innovating approach which consists in overarching, integrated and coherent public actions, the project will support the city’s urban and demographic development, consolidate its economic attractiveness, reinforce its status as a world tourism pole, improve social, cultural and sports infrastructures and promote human development indicators. The program, requiring 6.3 billion MAD in investments, revolves around developing cultural legacy, improving urban mobility and integration, promoting good governance and preserving environment.The Marrakech, city of permanent renewal project features the establishment of a city of folk arts, a museum of immaterial legacy, a music academy, a museum of Moroccan water civilization and renovation of the Royal theater, of the Zaouiya El Kettania, of walls and old gates.Several avenues and streets around the project will be upgraded, while the bus station will be transferred, a new information system will be used to organize traffic and accessibility of disabled persons will be enhanced.The project further includes a tourism promotion component, building two public hospitals, two health center and 18 schools in addition to renovating 8 existing schools.The project further includes a citizen space, new public markets, six swimming pools, new mosques and Koran-teaching schools and the upgrading of some districts. Concerning the promotion of good governance, the project includes the modernization of communal services management, generalizing the use of new information and communications technologies, rationalizing communal property management and establishing a digital monitoring system. On this occasion, the King chaired the signing ceremony of two conventions: a framework convention related to the project was signed by interior minister Mohamed Hassad, habous and islamic affairs minister, Ahmed Toufiq, housing and urban policy minister, Mohamed Nabil Benabdellah, education and vocational training minister Rachid Belmokhtar, equipment, transport and logistics minister Aziz Rebbah, youth and sports minister, Mohamed Ouzzine, health minister El Hossaine Louardi, and culture minister, Mohamed Amine Sbihi.Other signatories of the framework convention include delegate minister for environment Hakima El Haïti, delegate minister in charge of water, Charafat Yadri Afilal, wali of the Marrakech-Tensift -Al Haouz region Mohamed Faouzi, chair of the urban commune of Marrakech, Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri, chair of the prefecture council of Marrakech, Jamila Afif, chair of the urban commune of Mechouar Kasbah Mohamed Fouad El Houri, and general manager of the authority of water and electricity distribution, Mustapha El Habti.A second convention establishing a regional tourism promotion fund was also signed. The 400 million MAD convention provides for reinforced cooperation between signatories in air transport, communication, conferences, tourism vents, thematic offers and products. The Sovereign also launched the Mhamid citizen space project (189 million MAD), which is an integral part of the Marrakech, city of permanent renewal project. The space will feature a polyvalent sports hall, a swimming pool, football and rugby stadiums, a mini-football stadium, a library, a music academy and a mosque.It will also comprise a center for persons with specific needs, an exhibition space of handicraft products, a playground, a center for associations and a shelter for the elderly.
September 18, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo’s reported summer move to Juventus will help elevate the Serie A back to it’s “level of the past”, says former Real Madrid and AS Roma forward Julio BaptistaSince Tuesday last week, Ronaldo has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus this summer in a €100m deal following a breakdown in his relationship with Real president Florentino Perez.Baptista, who spent three-year spells with both Real and Roma, has welcomed the move and believes that the arrival of a five-time Ballon d’Or winner will represent a major boost for Italian football.“Serie A needs to change a few things to get back to the level of the past,” said Baptista, according to SportsKeeda.“Cristiano is a great player so it [Serie A] will improve, definitely.“I think a few changes are needed to improve Serie A. It is not as good as it was 15 or 20 years ago.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Juventus would have a stronger team with Cristiano, more competitive, they would have an advantage. We will have to see, but it’s a really good signing.”The 36-year-old wondered how Real could possibly replace a player like Ronaldo, who has scored 450 goals in 438 games in nine years for the club.“For Madrid it would be a very big loss,” he said.“As much as people can say what they want about Cristiano, he has been a player who has left a tremendous mark on Madrid and the Spanish league as well.“He has the best records in the league and in Madrid.”