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Poor Word Choice Triggers Anxiety brain emotional regulation fear mind neuroscience training Aug 12, 2022

FLIGHT ATTENDANT GENERATED ANXIETY IN AIR

Talking with my close friend Kathy recently, I asked about her April family vacation to the Caribbean, especially in light of the fact that she has a strong fear of flying and this was a long flight each way! Both flights were direct, meaning that...

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Arianna Huffington Told Me to Sleep My Way to the Top health and wellness mind mindfulness self-care workplace Aug 12, 2022

Truth be told, it was not a private conversation. She told more than 9,000 attendees of the American Society of Training and Development just that, at the annual international conference last week in Washington, DC.

The Missing Third Leg in the Definition of Success

Fresh on the heels of the...

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Does Feedback Do More Harm than Good? change coaching feedback insights mentoring mind plasticity training trust workplace Aug 12, 2022

Is “no news, good news” in the boss-employee relationship? Research shows that receiving no feedback is actually far worse from the employee’s perspective than receiving negative feedback! The rationale? Receiving negative feedback may carry a critical message,but...

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Put Accountability in Its Proper Place! culture morale organizational culture social connection trust workplace Aug 12, 2022

A client hired me to help shift her organizational culture from one rife with fear, threat, competition, and cynicism to one of respect, trust, and faith in leadership. Over the past year, this organization has built a campaign around “accountability” alongside a large-scale process...

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5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Learn Another Time Management Tool culture learning professional development skills training workplace Aug 12, 2022
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Does Your Recognition Program ‘Recognize’ or ‘Appreciate’? culture measuring morale organizational culture performance recognition workplace Aug 12, 2022

I recently visited a client who is working diligently through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative which required that a set of focused workgroups be established and maintained over the life of the initiative.

These groups are intended to:

  • serve as a communication vehicle for...
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What Is A “Real Conversation” In Your Workplace? culture morale organizational culture Aug 12, 2022

In visiting with various organizations, I often mention that “brain-friendly” workplaces are those where ‘real conversations’ are reported to occur. Most often, when I share this point, heads nod and eyebrows are either raised or furrowed, indicating that the idea...

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Clarify Goals, Roles, & Relationships For Team Effectiveness effective communication effectiveness management team organizational culture Aug 12, 2022

HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR TEAM OR WORKGROUP?

Determining HOW to assess how effective your team or workgroup is, is an important first step! Whether you are forming a new group or are simply interested in evaluating an existing team’s current level of health and strength, the 3-legged stool...

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Try This One On For Size …There Are No Difficult People effective communication self-care Aug 12, 2022

Chances are good that you’re here, reading this post, because the title stirred something inside of you. You may be curious about a perspective that could help you feel better about some of your challenging work relationships. Or you may strongly disagree with me already, and are here to...

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Joe Isn’t The Problem — The System Is The Problem effective communication management team organizational culture systems Aug 12, 2022

I have a short and sweet story to share with you that I have wanted to share for far too long. It is not a tale of heroing adventure, of conquering great adversity, nor of the loving kindness of another human, per se. But it could fundamentally improve your ability to find and address the right...

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Management Is a People-growing Machine culture effective communication management mindset Aug 12, 2022

We don’t enter marriage perfect or finished.

Marriage therapist, David Schnarch coined the phrase, “Marriage is a people-growing machine” in the 1990s, pointing to his beliefs that:

  • If the relationship is working, it must begin to confront the individuals in the relationship
  • ...
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4 Steps To Un-fuzzy Your Focus attention effectiveness productivity Aug 12, 2022

DO YOU EVER GET DOWN ON YOURSELF?

Most of us would probably say we could focus better on our work. We have busy lives, a multitude of issues, challenges, decisions, and interactions on our minds at any given moment. Life is more complicated than it was a decade, three decades, five decades ago,...

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