What’s Required for Good Decision Making

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One reason you’re in a leadership position is because you have the ability to make good decisions. Good decision making requires steady emotions and a peaceful mind. You’ve already learned that, but what about your new and front line leaders? Do they connect the dots between decision-making ability and emotional well being? (Occasionally check in […]

The Business Case for Forgiveness

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Is there a business case for forgiving someone? Yes, if you want to elevate your effectiveness and gain freedom. Holding grudges and feeling negatively toward someone drains energy that could be used creatively. Most everyone I know understands this concept intellectually but embodiment of the idea is about living it. Take stock of how you […]

Can conflict be a benefit? Part 4

Today is the final series on how conflict can be a benefit. Perhaps the biggest benefit is that conflict can help you  grow personally. Benefit #4 Exemplify Personal Growth Conflict will always be part of life and leadership. Reading a book about conflict management, attending a full day workshop or getting coaching doesn’t mean there’ll […]

Can conflict be a benefit? Part 3

Conflict can be a benefit to you if you are willing to see it differently. I’ve already talked about two benefits: Transforming anger, and inspiring change. A third way conflict can benefit you is to remind you that if you’re in conflict, it means you’re not yet clear. Benefit #3 Prioritize Clarity When enmeshed in […]

Did you take the bait?

Have you noticed how often people get worked up on social media arguing with people they don’t even know? Here’s what happened. Someone offered the bait, and others took the bite. We all participate in some form of taking the bait. Then ask yourself, do you spend unnecessary time defending your point of view, or […]

Strategy #3 For Dealing With Overwhelm

Let’s face it, sometimes we get in our own way and create way more frustration than necessary. Specifically when we need people or situations to be anything other than what they are, and strive to control things out of our control. This is strategy #3 for managing anxiety and overwhelm. Strategy #3 | Cancel the […]

Strategy #2 for dealing with overwhelm

I don’t like to focus on the negative, but I do like to speak the truth. The truth for many is that we feel anxious and overwhelmed. You can try to hide it, but your silent thoughts leak out in your nervous behaviors. Here’s my second strategy (continued from last week) for managing overwhelm and […]

Self Management in a Culture of Overwhelm

Do you know anyone who isn’t a little anxious these days. The moment I think I have it all figured out, something like ChatGPT happens then I feel anxious. What about you? Over the next few weeks I’m going to share some strategies that have helped me and my clients deal with overwhelm and anxiety. […]

Don’t believe every thought

The thoughts you think can cause you clarity or anxiety. The key to clarity is to learn how to manage your thoughts instead of being led by them. Much of our anxiety is due to our unmanaged thoughts about the situation, and not so much the situation itself. Whether it’s obsessing about politics, focusing on […]

Try These Practices To Increase Your Self-Regulation

Strong emotions can derail even the most stable leader, given the right timing and circumstances. When we feel we’re at the mercy of our rage, anger or resentment, we react swiftly, only to have regrets later. We stay on the hamster wheel of anger, reaction and regret, promising to do better next time. The problem […]