Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No, But And However

Never begin a sentence with the negative qualifiers "no", "but" or "however". These small words secretly signal to everyone, "I am right and you are wrong." You don't need to give advice where it is not asked for. Ask a question or use the more neutral qualifier "and" instead. "Don't you think we should ask each other more questions AND assert ourselves less?"

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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