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Law 10: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky

This is from Robert Green’s book on 48 laws of Power. “You can die from someone else’s misery-emotional states are as infectious as disease. You may feel you are helping the drowning man but your are only participating in your own disaster. The The unfortunate bring misfortune on themselves, they will always draw it on…

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Honoring Administrative Support Professionals in Tribal Organizations

This week is a time to honor and recognize all those who work in administrative support positions be they receptionists, clerical staff, or office managers. They really do exceptional work and often we take them for granted. When I was a supervisor for a Native non-profit I had 60 staff I supervised. My administrative support…

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Managing Change in Tribal Organizations

Tribal organizations deal with change constantly whether it is a reorganization effort, new policies and procedures, tribal politics, expanded workforce or RIF, and a change of location to name a few. If you are not prepared for the changes that are ongoing or will occur in the future your staff may have a difficult time…

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The Ninth Law: Win through your actions, Never through Argument

Any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory. The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion. It is much more powerful to get other to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.…

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Equal Pay for Women in Tribal Workforce

Today is Equal Pay Day which is selected each year by the National Committee on Pay Equity to focus attention on the that that women still make far less than men in many positions. Within Tribal organizations there has been tremendous progress in this area as I find there are far many more women in…

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