How to Thrive During the Season of Overwhelm
How to Successfully Manage Toxic Bosses and Coworkers
I just had lunch with a former client who admitted he is completely overwhelmed with the holidays, work, family obligations, geopolitical issues, etc. He asked for advice on how to overcome this feeling of exhaustion, and I suggested reading books on personal and professional development.
“Even if you read one book a month and or read one segment of one book each month, it will help,” I told him.
How to Work with Someone Who Lacks Empathy
We have all worked with toxic people. There’s the VP who provided zero guidance yet managed to find fault with your work. The terribly insecure co-worker who passed off your best ideas as their own. Your incompetent counterpart in another office who negatively affected your own team’s success.
Happiness Is … High Emotional Intelligence
I get asked this all the time: “How do I work with someone who lacks empathy?”
The first thing you need to do is understand where this person is coming from
Why Naming Emotions Is Such a Powerful Leadership Skill
People with more self-awareness, empathy and higher EQ have a lower divorce rate, earn more money, get promoted, etc. Further, happiness is tied to all of the EQ competencies but weighted heavier in four. If you work on these four competences, your happiness will go up.
The Fastest Way to Radically Improve Your EQ
Some of the most powerful ways to increase your emotional intelligence (EQ) are also the simplest. Naming your emotions might sound like a kindergarten exercise, but it can have a profound effect on your leadership skills.
Emotional Contagion: How to Avoid “Catching” Negative Emotions
I define EQ as using your emotions to help you, not hinder you. Once you identify an area of weakness, start noticing when it shows up. Then create a strategy to improve this skill.
The One Thing That Top Negotiators Have in Common
Protecting yourself comes down to awareness about how people show up in our lives. Though we are not equipped to figure out what people are feeling, we can notice when people lift us up or bring us down – and we can do something about it.
The Surprising Benefits of Taking Breaks (and Vacations)
Imagine a big negotiation scenario: You are interviewing for a new job and want four weeks of vacation. Your team needs a longer deadline on a big client project. You want to win a lucrative contract that has always gone to a big rival.
How can you stay calm under pressure? What intention do you want to show up with?
The Real Reason the Voice Behind Kermit the Frog Got Fired
Every day, we are inundated with five times more information than we were in 1986. We are constantly plugged in – to email, the news, and social media. We work more and sleep less.
Our brains need a break in the form of self-care.
Forget Your Weaknesses: The Best Leaders Focus on Their Strengths
The voice behind Kermit, Steve Whitmire, got fired. What we do know is this: They weren’t communicating well. Their perceptions of what was happening was clouding everything. Emotions took over, and the facts were thrown aside.
Become the Leader You Want to Be Today
Did you know that a well-rounded leader is a myth? Research has proven it, and I have seen it first-hand over the course of my career. The top leaders recognize their weaknesses and lead from their strengths. They’re the ones who build teams of people who have different, and complementary, skills and areas of expertise.
Are you the leader you want to be? If you’re answer is, “Mostly – but I’m not there yet,” I want you to meet Sean. Sean is an engineer with a military background who wanted to focus on better understanding himself and how he shows up with his team.