Saturday, September 12, 2009

Things Are Never What They Seem

One representative from the Obama administration relayed the president's advice to him as he started out his service at the foreign office: "Learn to listen to people. Things are never as good as they sound, and things are never as bad as they sound either." This is an excellent piece of advice when you are trying to understand a person's perspective in any situation. Listen intently.

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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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