20 Success Principles From Jack Canfield

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Finance, Personal, Relationships

The Success Principles by Jack CanfieldJack Canfield is a well-known success coach and speaker, and the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. One of his popular books on success is “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be“, which is packed with 64 principles to help you transform yourself for success and fulfill your goals and passions.

Here’s a list of 20 success principles from the book that we like:

  1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
  2. Be Clear Why You’re Here
  3. Decide What You Want
  4. Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting
  5. Take Action Read more

The 3rd Alternative to Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving by Stephen Covey

February 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Business, Personal, Relationships

Dr Stephen R. Covey is the bestselling author of the classic and influential business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and he is an internationally respected leadership authority and organizational consultant. His latest book, The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems, continues to help transform lives and businesses with his great insights in conflict resolution and creative problem solving.

In The 3rd Alternative, Dr Covey describes a new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions. In a conflict, the 1st Alternative is my way and the 2nd Alternative is your way. Everyone identifies with one alternative or the other, and decides that one way is better than the other. The conflict between both parties usually results in a win-lose situation or even a lose-lose situation when both parties lose something to resolve the conflict and reach a ‘compromise’.

Dr Covey explains that the 3rd Alternative is about synergy, where one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand. Synergy is not the same as compromise, on the other hand, synergy is better than my way or your way. It is our way. Read more

Daniel Goleman and the Science of Social Intelligence

February 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Relationships

Many people have read or heard about Daniel Goleman’s bestselling classic book, Emotional Intelligence, but not many have read his follow-up book published in 2006 on the science of human relationships, called Social Intelligence.

Goleman explains that humans are wired to connect, and that Social Intelligence is made up of social awareness, which refers to what we sense about others, and social facility, which refers to what we then do with that social awareness.

Social awareness includes:

  • Primary empathy: feeling with others and sensing non-verbal emotional signals
  • Attunement: listening with full receptivity and attuning to a person
  • Empathic accuracy: understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions
  • Social cognition: knowing how the social world works Read more

Dating 101 by Singapore’s Social Development Network

January 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Relationships

More Singaporeans are remaining single or getting married at a later age, while married couples are having less babies. This poses a big problem for the country’s declining birth rate and aging population.

That is why the Singapore government has a department called the Social Development Network (SDN), whose vision is to “promote marriages and nurture a culture where singles view marriage as one of their top life goals.”

To help single Singaporeans, the SDN has published a simple guide called Dating 101, to help educate them on the basics of dating and tips on what to do, including getting ready to date, going out, online dating, becoming an item, and breaking up.

If you are clueless on dating, you can download Dating 101 for some useful tips! SDN also provides other resources and online forums for singles to interact with one another.

Images: Screenshot of Dating 101 by Social Development Network

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