Jesus is the quintessential leader. Putting religious and spiritual beliefs aside, as a model leader, Jesus practiced the most vital principles of leadership—and he provides an example for leaders to imitate. Easter time is a good moment for reflecting on what I consider the greatest characteristic that made Jesus Christ an incomparable leader.
It’s very easy to get into an argument! There is a certain satisfaction in stating your position and trying to convince the other person (or group of persons) that you are right. In this blog you will learn a few easy strategies that can take you from arguments to effective conversations.
People have strong emotions around change. When I talk to leaders, and when I talk to couples, people talk about “change fatigue,” “exhaustion,” “change saturation,” “change burnout,” “change weary.” Today’s blog explores the difficulties of change and how to prevent change burnout on yourself and others.
The calendar says Spring is here. I’m optimistically enthusiastic that flowers will come out soon. Spring is a new opportunity for growth in all the natural world. What about you and your organization? How do you respond to new opportunities?
In the psychology world, we use the term “rumination” to refer to negative, repetitive, prolonged, unhelpful thinking. This non-constructive form of rumination is of no help to anyone. With the right tools, you can nip rumination in the bud, and avoid the consequences of negative thought loops. On Today’s blog I want to give you those tools.
Obviously there are many behaviors that contribute to bad relationships at work or at home. Yet, there is one that is the most powerful relationship killer: NEGATIVITY. New research finds that reducing negativity is the key to getting through tough points in relationships.
The words you write or speak to others can leave a huge impact and create a lasting memory--either good or bad. It's super important to recognize the power of words and choose them wisely. You see, words can make or break a relationship. Your choice of words, and the way you express yourself, can accelerate or kill your career. Words have power!
I love words. I like reading them, shaping them into sentences and articles, pondering their meaning, playing with their rhythms, clarifying them, translating them. . . and so on. And yet, words are not enough! See what else you need.
Lack of sympathy will make you cold and insensitive. It can also hurt others. Too much sympathy allows people to be weaker than they need to be. Keep the right balance!
Most people I meet think they know how to listen. What can be more basic than listening? Even if you think you know it all in theory, are you really doing it? Do you really listen to the people around you? Learn 5 ways to be a better listener.