Learning From Mistakes

  Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. This question is pretty straightforward. “It is widely accepted that people learn from their mistakes. If that is true, then why are people so concerned about making mistakes?” Wow, right? Wow.…

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When to Pull the Plug

  Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. This question is pretty straightforward. “How much time is reasonable to invest in a new business idea before you give up on it?” The answer to the question is that’s a…

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Difficult conversations

  Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. This question is pretty straightforward. “Mike, what’s the best way to have a difficult conversation?” First, decide to have the difficult conversation. Second, be clear in the difficult conversation. Third, get…

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Perspective & Focus

  Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. This question is pretty straightforward. “Recently, I heard you speak about perspective and focus. You talked about moving toward and moving away. Please work that into a Mondays with Mike so…

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Confrontation

  Mike Staver: Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. Short, sweet, to the point. Are you ready? “Somebody told me I was being confrontational. I disagree. I think I was just confronting them about…

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Silence

  Mike Staver: Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. Short, sweet, to the point. Are you ready? “When is silence better than words?” Oh, that’s a good question. When is silence better than words?…

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Interview Questions

  Mike Staver: Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question.  “I recently left a job where I had been for over 10 years. The culture deteriorated, I quit. I’m pretty sure in my interviews I’ll…

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Assertive, Needs-Based Conversations

  Mike Staver: Hi, everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question.  “I’m a female executive in a medical company. I was asked to head up a new project and I gladly accepted the role. I recently…

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Do you have regrets?

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions for people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I often hear people say they have no regrets. That statement makes me wonder if I am somehow unusual because I have many regrets. I’m not depressed…

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Answering This Question Terrifies Me

  Hi, everybody, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where we answer questions from people like you. I got to tell you– I have to tell you that Johnny, Marty, and I are going to weigh in on this one. Well, they might, if they’re smart they won’t. This is one of…

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