“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where -” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat Working with clients we often find the question – what do you really […]
In nearly all of the work we do, we take at least 5 minutes to introduce a simple breathing practice. While people sometimes initially react with uncomfortable chuckles, most people want more! It seems remarkable when we say it – but are you remembering to breathe? That is what this simple article is all about.
Have you ever wondered if there was a missing ingredient that could improve your relationships – in the workplace and beyond? Well, it wasn’t until we came across the book, Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box, written by The Arbinger Institute, that we were able to put our finger on an important part of the puzzle. – Self […]
“The question in an imperfect competitive reality is: how do we move forward together? Kevin Roberts, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi This post is written out of concern. I’m alarmed by the amount of people in the workplace who admit (some without a hint of regret) that they just “don’t care” about many of the people they […]
I once heard someone say that if we overheard a conversation at the next table in a restaurant with people talking to each other the way we talk to ourselves – we’d get up and leave. Know what I mean? This statement has stayed with me for a long time, especially when I am judging myself harshly or listening to […]
“The beliefs we have about anger and the interpretation we give to the experience are as important to its understanding as anything intrinsic to the emotion itself.” Carol Tavris Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion Anger has been called the “misunderstood emotion.” Why is that? Seems like we know everything there is to know about anger, don’t we? While there still is […]
Most scientists agree that we are born to cooperate with others. In other words, we are born to be more “WE” than “ME.” Sometimes we wonder. The mounting research continues to paint a much rosier and more positive picture at least for the potential of a kinder, gentler workplace, society and planet. According to Dr. Thomas Tomasello, author of “Why We […]
“Empathy is the one weapon in the human repertoire that can rid us of the curse of xenophobia.” Frans B.M. de Waal, author, The Age of Empathy Are We Living in The Age of Narcissism or the Age of Empathy? Maybe it’s both. For human beings, both are innate. Freud believed that narcissism was a normal developmental task […]