We learn a lot from our clients. Their insights and experiences are our primary lifeline to what is happening at every level in today’s workplace. And too often, what we hear isn’t pretty. Overworked, overburdened, stressed, exhausted, cynical, pessimistic, untrusting, disengaged, resentful, frustrated, fearful and angry are common descriptions too many people give us. Since we began integrating Emotional Intelligence […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]