It’s a time of the year meant for joy and celebration. But what do we really mean when we ask, “Are you ready for the holidays?” When visiting family, frantic shopping and financial pressures extend our to-do lists during the holiday season, it seems that more people spend time bracing for impact, rather than kicking back and enjoying. The anticipation of holidays is now … [Read more...] about True Joy for the Holidays
Would you like to make better decisions? Have healthier relationships with co-workers, family, and friends? Lower your stress and blood pressure? Remain more focused in this very distracting world we navigate each day? If you answered “yes” to any of these, then I encourage you to check out Laurie Cameron’s book, The Mindful Day. Laurie is a former consultant … [Read more...] about Have a Mindful Day
As school gets started in most parts of the country, here are some tips for working parents. For those of you who are not working parents, read on and learn how you can give extra empathy to your co-workers. A recent article in Harvard Business Review* identified these challenges for working parents and how to address them: 1. Rehearse Your Transitions. Going back to … [Read more...] about Working Parent’s Survival Guide
As recently discussed in this blog space, we all vividly remember negative feedback we receive – and it can be tough to deal with. But what about positive feedback? All too often we just say “thanks” and move on when we receive positive feedback. We kind of discount it. This can be a lost learning opportunity. One of the most important things we can learn about … [Read more...] about Leverage Positive Feedback
Sometimes it comes out of the blue, perhaps in a meeting from a senior leader everyone respects: “That is the worst, most thoughtless idea I have ever heard.” Ouch! Other times it may be in the dreaded performance review: “The input I am getting on you is that you are manipulative and don’t care about others.” Whoa! Whether you think the source of the “FeedSmack” is … [Read more...] about Have You Been “FeedSmacked” Lately?