Each monthly newsletter topic contains resource links to other sites on the Internet. At the time the article is originally posted, all links are valid. The older the article, the more likely the links will become out-of-date. Our site has over 500 pages and has been operational since the mid-1990's, so it would be a fulltime job to constantly maintain the links. People move websites, shut them down or reorganize continually without our knowledge. That is the nature of the Internet.
If do you find that a large number of links are invalid for a particular page, please let us know the URL of the page with the errors. We will update them or remove those that are no longer valid.
Most websites are developed to meet the standards of the major current browsers: Internet Explorer and Firefox are currently the most widely used. However, some websites will only display correctly using one particular browser or a particular version.
We try to test all the links we list on our newsletter articles with current versions of Firefox (version 3) and Internet Explorer ( version 8). Occasionally, we miss a few. We list multiple references for each topic to help minimize linking problems and the tendency for website articles to move or become obsolete. We apologize in advance if you have trouble reaching a site listed. If you report it to us, we will remove a bad link, try to locate a replacement site or correct the link.
We disabled all e-mail links on our website due to the proliferation of new viruses that use collected e-mail addresses to disguise the true source of the e-mail. We have removed automated e-mail links from our own e-mail addresses as well as those of anyone referenced on our website. For more information on this problem, see Trend Micro's website about the KLEZ virus and variants.
All files posted on our website are virus-free at the time they are uploaded and rechecked regularly to make sure they are still safe. We run virus protection software on our system that is checked constantly and updated as soon as new virus patterns are released. We use firewalls in addition to virus software to protect against viruses coming into our system. We also scan our entire system weekly for even more assurance against the possibility of a virus.
We strongly recommend that you use good up-to-date virus software on your system. Our choice is TrendMicro Internet Security.
We are often asked how to deal with difficult workplace situations, such as sexual harassment, discrimination or hostile workplace.
Each situation is unique. We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.
Our general suggestions are:
Essentially, when faced with a difficult situation, you have three choices:
The information provided on this website may not give enough information to people who want to play the game without prior experience or training in this system.
At present, the best resource for study on your own is the book, Personality Puzzle, by Jose Stevens and JP Van Hulle, which contains an older version of the personality quiz. The latest version of the quiz is no longer offered via the internet. The book may be ordered through Joy Perasso, Guided Crystal Books [phone: (925) 254-9162 - San Francisco area] or from the Michael Educational Foundation.
We are now offering workshops on the Personality Game (see Power Path Seminars page).
We encourage guest authors for our monthly newsletter. Many guest authors have books that relate to workplace subjects. Others are experts in their field and would like to share their ideas. We also accept well-written articles by people who can address topics of interest for our readers.
We publish guest articles as is — we do not edit them or critique them. We do format the article to fit our website design. If you would like to submit an idea for an article, please contact us.
For more information, see our Tips for Articles section.
We encourage feedback about the website and encourage people to suggest other topics.
We encourage comments, ideas and suggestions via our feedback form.
Our website is primarily directed to people who are already in management and want to broaden or deepen their skills. Many, many students write for additional information for their research projects. Please understand that if we spend all our time responding to requests from students, we could not do the work we do.
What is on the website is made available at no charge, is very comprehensive and updated regularly. Most monthly topics include a section with references to other websites. We also offer a free search facility, where you may search the entire website for key words.
If we must consult with you individually, we expect you to pay for our time just as our professional clients do. Unless you are prepared to pay for professional services, please do not request additional information.
We wish you the best in pursuing your education and are grateful that we may be some small help in that effort.
We receive many, many requests for assistance with student projects. Specific information on the following topics is available by clicking the links below.
We automatically approve links from other sites of the following types:
If you are not sure whether the proposed link falls into one of the above categories, please contact us for more information or permission to link to our site.
We rarely counsel people about changing careers via the Internet. Any work we do in that area is done face-to-face on a fee basis. There are many excellent books, articles, website and organizations that offer information and services in that field.
We highly recommend the book, What Color is Your Parachute? available in bookstores.
In California, we also can recommend the Experience Unlimited centers throughout the state for people changing jobs or careers. Contact your local Employment Development Department for more information.
We wish you the best of luck in pursuing your dreams.
Our Speaker's Bureau is composed only of people we have worked with locally.
We not accept resumes or referrals to people we have not worked with.
We get many requests for brochures or other company information. We do not do that unless we are working with a specific client.
We do provide a great deal of information that is easily accessible on our website. The website contains the most current information. Click on the Services link for more detail.
We are doing limited public seminars because our client work keeps us very busy.
We do not have any open positions. Please, do not send us unsolicited resumes.
Our travel pages contain the most recent information with referrals to those companies that host the events.
We do not handle any other travel requests.
Our organization does not have a commitment to any particular religion. We use principles that are common to different religions and non-religious sacred beliefs. We have attended and participated in services and sacred practices from many religions, faiths and beliefs. Every single one of them taught us something of value.
We consider religion to be the organizational structure and dogma that says someone should believe a certain way and conform to a specific set of guidelines.
We consider spirituality to be a broader, more general term that defines a person's connection to their soul or their non-physical essence however that person defines it for themselves. A person's definition may change over time as they grow and develop. Spirituality, in our view, does not constrain a person nor set out a specific set of beliefs for them to follow.
We believe that spirituality — as we define it — can be a vital part of the workplace. We have developed 7 principles (creativity, communication, respect, vision, energy, partnership and flexibility) to help explain the qualities we feel are important. These principles say that people should be able to express the full range of their humanity in their own personal way without infringing on anyone else's beliefs. We respect other people's views on the subject as well.
Religion tends to be rigid and dogmatic. Therefore, it is very hard to find a place where religion can fit comfortably in many workplaces. That is especially problematic when people believe it is their "duty" to force others to change or feel compelled to push their beliefs on others.
Where everyone can accommodate and accept a variety of beliefs, then there is a basis for good communication, growth and mutual learning without pressure, condemnation or judgment. To us, that is the essence of spirituality.
We offer our website as a free service as part of our life task to contribute to the betterment of the world and to improve the quality of business management. It is a labor of love and one small way of "giving back" in appreciation to people who have given us so much in the past.
We do not charge for any of our articles or for subscriptions to our mailing list. If you purchase a book or other item from Amazon.com by going their website from a link on our website, we receive a very small referral fee.
Starting in February 2005, our newsletter was changed from a multi-page format to a single longer page. All of the monthly newsletter articles have been converted to this format.
The printer-friendly pages will remain as they are.
Readers had asked that we use this new format some time ago. We recently reached the limit of our search engine and decided it was time to invest the time to change the articles in order to allow all pages to be included in the search capability.
If you have comments about this change, please use our feedback form.
Books or excepts usually fall into these categories:
Excerpts are used with the author's permission or under the Fair Use provisions of U.S. Copyright laws.
We are always seeking good articles that fit with the purpose and audience of our website. Our readers are business executives, managers, leaders in many fields as well as company employees, professionals and entrepreneurs seeking better ways of doing business. We also attract many readers who are business students.
Before sending us articles or excepts from books that could be used as articles, please read our Guidelines for Guest Authors.
We link to other websites that are relevant to a particular article or topic that is consistent with our message and our mission. If you approach us with a link request, please specify why your link will add value to our readers and to which page on our website it fits best.
We do not sell link space or advertising space on our website. We do not respond to requests for links unless we feel strongly that it is relevant to the purpose of our site.
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