“We have clear evidence that if you consistently work long hours, you will get ill. And what we’re finding in the developed world is that increasingly the hours are upping that more and more people are working longer.” Cary Cooper, Organizational Psychologist Recently, we’ve spoken with several clients who were sick. Physically ill. Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throats – […]
“Fear is an aggressive predator of joy and creativity in the workplace.” Terence Deal & M.K. Key The price tag on fear is high – for business and our own well-being. Emotional contagion is real. Fear is catchy. Old fears get easily activated. The way we talk to ourselves is a critically important factor in how we activate our fears. External […]
“The power of an organization is the capacity generated by relationships. Positive or negative organizational energy is determined by the quality of relationships. Those who relate through coercion, or in disregard of others, create negative energy. Those who are open to others and who see others in their fullness create positive energy.” Margaret Wheatley, Leadership from the New Science Do […]
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.
“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 […]
The Starting Point for Empathy is YOU In this series of articles examining empathy, we’ve explored some reasons to consciously act on developing our empathic skills. In Becoming More Empathic we looked at some of the ways to remove the obstacles we create in responding empathetically to others. In this post, we’re going to focus on the most important part of the […]