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Takashis special request

First and foremost do you have any special request that you want to implement or
apply to our lesson for tonight?

I used to be a Marketing Manager for a Korean ESL school in my country. I am in

charge of looking for companies who will accept our university students as interns.
But before I submit their resumes or CV I am also in charge of preparing them for
interviews. I do this by propounding practice questions so they will not be caught of
guard when they are asked difficult questions. As of now I am a 4 th year law student.
I left my previous job to pursue my true passion which is to study law and be a
lawyer someday.

I gather from your profile that you are more inclined to talk and discuss do you
prefer this method rather than reading because if that is the case we will apply that

I studied your profile and it seems that you want to talk more rather than read more
is that correct? Just let me know if you have any requests I will implement your
requests as much as I can.


Today, leaders need to be aware of various audiences including colleagues, customers,
board members, and the public at large. As a leader, you need to be aware of what it
takes to "bring them along."
Being a follower teaches you how to be aware of the needs of other people as well as
their potential to make things harder if they are not able to perform well. Good followers
learn to read people and understand what upsets and motivates them.

When good followers encounter a co-worker with a disagreeable manager, theyre

probably not going to fight every battle. Playing the part of the follower is easier, simpler,
and often less risky.
Good followers learn how to get along with those who have differences while not
ignoring those differences. Thats an important leadership trait, too, because a leader or
manager cant afford to be oblivious to the attitudes of those around him or her.
Oblivious: to not know what is happening around you.
Being a good follower means having the courage to dissent if you think your leader,
manager, or superior, is doing something wrong. Thats not always easy, but it requires
the strength of conviction that is essential to good leadership.
"Being a good follower is complicated in ways that are rather similar to being a good
leader. It means being engaged. It means paying attention. It means having the courage
to speak up when somethings wrong and it means having the energy to support a
leader or manager whos doing things wisely and well,.
Dissent: To not agree
I dissent your opinion.
Conviction: Strong belief or opinion
When you are passionate about something you do it with conviction or with a sense of
In many business sectors, followers are the ones who are doing much of the creative
work, although the leader may get most of the credit. Leaders who have been good
followers understand how to work with people to bring out the best in them.Today,
leaders may be evaluated not only by how much is produced or achieved, but by the
quality of the team or organization and its members," he says.

In order to be a good follower, you need to be able to think for yourself. The best
followers support and aid the leader when he or she is doing the right thing, and stand
up to the leader when he or she is headed in the wrong direction.
Be capable of understanding and solving problems that confront you
Let me correct myself since I remembered the title of the movie I used to explain the
concept of no man is an island. The title of the film is, The Castaway starring Tom

New Terms:
1. Fiduciary Relationship- A situation where one person places complete
confidence in another in regard to a particular transaction or one's general
afairs or business. This is the highest form of trust.
Sample usage: Agency is a fiduciary relationship that results from the consent
by one person (the principal) to another (the agent) that the other (the agent)
act on his/her behalf.
When you allow someone to represent you such in your business transactions
your relationship with your agent is considered as a fiduciary relationship.

2. Viral marketing:

The internet version of word-of-mouth marketing - email

messages that customers pass on to friends.

Sample usage: Through viral marketing it is easier to reach diferent kinds of

people without spending that much money and time.
3. Bend over backwards: If you bend over backwards, you try very hard to do
something, especially to please somebody.
Example usage: The director bent over backwards to try and persuade them
to accept our proposal.
This idiom is similar to going the extra mile.

4. Take the bull by the horns: To take the bull by the horns means that a person
decides to act decisively in order to deal with a difficult situation or problem.
When the argument turned into a fight, the bar owner took the bull by the
horns and called the police.

7 Habits of Highly Efective People

Further Reading: See this book authored by Stephen Covey
He is an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.
A Keynote Speaker is someone who is able to capture the essence of your meeting and be able to highlight it to
your audience in a short period of time. In order to capture this essence, the Keynote Speaker should be willing to
spend the time researching your industry, your issues, and your audience. Must be an expert about the topic that he
or she will talk about.

1. Be Proactive
Taking initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or aggressive. It does mean
recognizing our responsibility to make things happen.
My explanation: Instead of just reacting to a situation you are capable of finding opportunity
to make things better. Being able to control a situation by making things happen or by preparing

for possible future problems.

Obnoxious: unpleasant in a way that makes people feel ofended, annoyed, or disgusted
2. Begin With the End in Mind
(Knowing what your goal is)
(This habit)is based on imagination the ability to envision, to see the potential, to
create with our minds what we cannot at present see with our eyes

3. Put First Things First

Create a clear, mutual understanding of what needs to be accomplished, focusing on what,
not how; results not methods. Spend time. Be patient. Visualize the desired result.
4. Think Win-Win
Win-Win is a frame of mind that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.
Win-Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying.
Symbiotic relationship: When both person benefit from each other. Such as your relationship
with a business partner.
5. Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood
We typically seek first to be understood. Most people do not listen with the intent to
understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Theyre either speaking or preparing to
speak. Theyre filtering everything through their own perspective, the better way is to really
understand the people around you in order to be able to relate to them well.

Paradigm: A theoretical framework. A group of related ideas that provides guidance to a

research project or business endeavor.
6. Synergize
Synergy works; its a correct principle. It is the crowning achievement of all the previous
habits. It is efectiveness in an interdependent reality it is teamwork, team building, the
development of unity and creativity with other human beings.
7. Sharpen the Saw
This is the habit of renewal. It circles and embodies all the other habits. It is the habit of
continuous improvement that lifts you to new levels of understanding and living each of the

Idiom: Back to square one

Meaning: To go "back to square one" means to start something over again.
Example: Our programmers identified what they thought the problem was
with the software. After working for several hours, it turns out that the
problem is something totally diferent, so it looks like we have to go back to
square one.
Idiom: call it a day
Meaning: To "call it a day" means to decide to stop working for the day.
Example: Well, John, it's 7:00 and I'm getting hungry. How about we call it a