February 2015

ESL Business Teacher Articles: Healthy Conflict

Healthy conflict sounds a bit like an oxymoron. How can conflict be healthy? I can’t image people wanting to argue for the sake of arguing just becuase it some research says it is healthy. Well, perhaps if we were to dig a bit deeper into what conflict is at the office and understanding that we are all there to come to an agreement to better the business and have full buy-in, perhaps it may be worth our time to gain some ideas and understanding of this concept.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What conflict is
  • How your client currently handles conflict at the office
  • Why conflict is suggested to be healthy
  • Ways in handling and promoting healthy conflict
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Asking Questions

Asking questions is important in any environment. Through questions we obviously find answers. One of my favorite quotes is from Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” If you never ask for help, you will spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to do it on your own, basically reinventing the wheel. Asking for discounts, directions, suggestions, advice, and so on are incredibly important to moving forward. I don’t have facts and numbers but my guess is the person who asks for more, tends to have the most.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • If your client is comfortable in asking questions
  • Strategies in asking questions
  • How far to dig without being a hindrance
  • What are powerful and weak questions?
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Brainwaves

Brainwaves are electrical impulses in the brain. Only in the past few decades has science and research in this area been used and in practical applications. Our understanding of the brain is only beginning to grow but there are still many unexplored areas. With improvement of technology, we can visit these unknown areas.  This article explores one practical application in using brainwaves to help society.  In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Exploring the big apple, New York City
  • The safety of cyclists
  • Reading brainwaves to help cyclists get around
  • What private and public organizations can do to help cyclists using this research
  • How can brainwaves be use in other applications
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.
  • Role play taking advantage of this research to improve the roads

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