Far too many of us talk a lot but listen very little.
That probably means that we aren’t hearing all of the information that people are trying to provide to us.
It might mean that we are actually missing quite a lot.
Active listening can help us to both hear and learn more. It doesn’t mean that we can’t speak, but almost all can profit from listening to what others — especially our work colleagues — are trying to communicate to us.
The fact is that listening is one of the most important and under-rated skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness and on the quality of your relationships with others. Click Here to Read Article …
A few days ago, I was introduced to a talented executive I’ll call Edward, who was brimming with potential.
He was a results-oriented, driven self-starter who had aspirations to advance in his career.
He was bright, attractive, and able to come up with innovative, yet practical ideas with ease.
However, while he had a lot of strengths, it quickly became evident that he overplayed some of them into weaknesses.
For example, he was so focused on winning that I began to feel as though every interchange we had was a competition in which he was trying to show me how intelligent he was. The more I talked to him, the more I realized that unless he was open to some serious coaching, his attitudes would make it difficult for him to realize his vast potential.
In my role as a corporate psychologist, I work with a host of talented professionals like Edward who are eager to make the most of themselves in order to grow their businesses and advance in their careers. Click Here to Read Article …
As a writer who deals primarily in work-life balance issues, I reserve a special place in my heart for health issues — specifically getting and staying healthy.
In an office environment, the pace is often slow and temptations are ever-present.
Perhaps your goal is to lose weight or maintain a healthy level of fitness.
If so, how do you keep your focus strong and navigate the pitfalls of sedentary work and endless occasions for “treats?” Click Here to Read Article …
Staying at the office late on a Friday for the third time this month? Spending more time on the weekend dealing with work issues than relaxing?
Frequently getting stuck doing the work of other people in the office? You may be suffering from the absence of clear and healthy boundaries at work.
One of the most important components of a healthy and fulfilling work environment is the presence of clear boundaries.
When you set boundaries with your coworkers and supervisors, you’re telling them how you expect to be treated and the behaviors you will and will not tolerate. Click Here to Read Article …
Do you feel stuck in your job or your life? Are you growing a bit stale and stagnant?
Maybe it’s time to move onward and upward, but you don’t really know how to get there? Then perhaps what you’re missing is a personal growth plan.
A personal growth plan is an organized way to help you realize your full potential in your career and in your life.
Are you ready? Here are some elements of a personal growth plan. Click Here to Read Article …
There is a great little book about life and living called The Four Agreements. It is a New York Times bestseller by the Toltec Indian teacher and spiritual guide by Don Miguel Ruiz.
It features four simple agreements that if you practice them regularly, will improve your life and living. One of them, the fourth actually, is Always Do Your Best.
This agreement, which you make with yourself, allows all the other positive things that you do in life to become more effective and to reach their full potential so that you can live a happy and contented life.
But you can also utilize this agreement to make the most of your time at work. And since you spend a third of your life there, the practices that you introduce at work will spill over to help you make the most of the rest of your life as well. Click Here to Read Article …
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In life we all want to be successful at what we do. Ever wonder why some people are more successful and others less so?
Sure, luck has something to do with it. But most successful people start out with well-defined, written-goals, and they measure outcomes and work very hard.
Goals are like a road map to keep us focused. Without a vision or plan to guide us, we might just drift or wander and not accomplish what is needed or wanted.
A well-defined goal helps provide a way to measure our progress, keep us focused. This enhances our productivity to bring about our desired end result. Click Here to Read Article …
Some problems just won’t go away.
No matter what we try, they are like the Energizer Bunny: They keep going and going and going!
The good news is that there just may be a way to resolve that problem once and for all.
In fact there may be many solutions.
Here are 10 different ways to help you think about and resolve your most difficult problems. Click Here to Read Article …
Almost everything from coffee, red wine and even desserts can be good for us, if we indulge in moderation.
Moderation, or the act of being balanced mentally and emotionally at work, can also bring us great results.
Working day and night may bring great financial rewards and career success, but it’s not that great if you have no time to enjoy it. That’s why moderation works.
Here are five ways that moderation can help you at work: Click Here to Read Article …
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There is now a lot of scientific evidence that we are not getting enough sleep and not only is that making us grumpy in the morning, it is costing the global economy billions of dollars in lost productivity.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control has estimated that about 30 percent of the American population doesn’t get enough sleep.
Researchers at Harvard University said that in 2011 this cost the American economy over $60 billion a year!
On an individual basis we know that we just aren’t at our best when we don’t sleep well and while we can get by for a while on little sleep, it can have a disastrous impact on our health and our work in the long term.
So getting a better night’s sleep is a good thing, right? Here are five ways to get a better night’s sleep. Click Here to Read Article …