In a display of civility, baboons sit in hot pools.
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Foster Civility. A High School Student Teaches: THINK Before Speaking.

How much of the rhetoric we hear in the media is bitter and mean? A local high school student describes a solution to help students, and the rest of us, learn the art of civility, in part by using the THINK strategy before speaking. Craig Ritzman won an essay contest sponsored by Westminster College...

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Our emotions can get the best of us, unless we learn how to regulate them, including reduce vulnerability, understand the reaction, and self-regulate.
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Do your emotions control you? How to handle your feelings.

Have you ever been surprised by an emotional reaction you didn't expect? Did it interfere with what you wanted to accomplish? Don't let your emotions control you. You cannot stop them, but you can choose from several strategies to reduce their impact, once you understand what's happening.
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be more engaged in all moments of your life by knowing your engagement level on the 5P scale;
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Are You Engaged in What You Do? How to Level-up on the 5P Engagement Scale

Asking yourself, am I fully engaged? can help you decide how to best spend your precious time. To make the most of your opportunities, use the 5P Engagement Scale to assess your engagement level and then move your mindset to a higher level. When you've mastered this approach for yourself, you may up...

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There ae 6 steps and 4 elements to powerup to a better self.
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Are you learning the slow way? 6 Steps and 4 Elements to PowerUp Learning & Performance

Playing it safe, never taking learning & performance risks, is the slow way to learn. Brain-wise, you learn more from failure than from success. And you learn even more when you approach failure with a positive attitude. By taking risks, you not only learn more, but attempt more as well. This co...

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PowerUp with assessment of learning
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PowerUp: Improve Your Performance Power with 6 Steps and 4 Elements

I took a math class in college for fun. On one problem, I worked very hard until I could solve it. My professor evaluated the work, but was not impressed and told me that in his country they had a saying for such an achievement. "Even a crow can count to three," he said. We essentially were having a...

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Turn dreams into goals like Edison did with his search for a good lightbulb
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Five Steps Turn Dreams Into Goals in One Hour

Noted radio personality, Earl Nightingale, talked about the power of dreams and goals when he said,

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

Goals in that quote sound a lot like dreams. Are dreams enough? Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell,  said

A dr...

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