WAYS TO LOWER STRESS AT WORK AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Having a career, co-workers, and customers means that you have a particular kind of stress. Unlike much of the stress in other areas of your life, professional stress is often based on the expectations of others. With that in mind, it’s important that you find healthy and productive ways to channel that stress. You’ll also want to lower your stress …

6 Ways Leadership Skills Benefit Every Aspect of Life

Leadership skills are important for becoming a leader, at the same time, these very same skills can enhance your personal life.  In other words, many of the skills that are important for being a successful leader can also help you to live a healthier, happier, and more personally rewarding life. A More Organized Life Being a leader requires great organizational …

Are You Learning From Your Mistakes?

One of the greatest qualities one can possess is the ability to take a mistake and use it as a tool to work in their favor moving forward. There will be few, if any, days that go by in your life that you will navigate mistake free. With this in mind, being able to evaluate what you did wrong and …

5 Key Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck defines a growth mindset as the belief that one has the ability to learn and grow. Dweck writes in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, “This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts… [that] everyone can change and grow through application and …

3 Strategies for Handling Negative Feelings at Work

Mixing feelings with work? Never! Society usually tells us to keep our work problems and home problems totally separate, which ends up making a lot of people feel like they can’t bring their feelings with them to work situations. Here’s the reality: Feelings are inevitable at work. Just like any situation in life, you’re going to experience feelings and emotions …

5 Success Secrets for Your First Small Business

Guest Article submitted by:   Ms. Gloria Martinez – g.martinez@womenled.org Are you eager to be your own boss and build a business of your own? For some people, entrepreneurship isn’t just a career — it’s a calling. However, it takes more than passion to succeed in business. To truly make it as a small business owner, you need personal effectiveness. If …

What is Behavior-Based Goal Setting?

When we think of goal setting, we usually think of goals that envision a specific outcome. Some examples include: Lose 20 pounds. Increase income by 10%. Buy a larger house/newer vehicle. Run a marathon. Save money for college. Of course, these are just a few of the more common goals that people set for themselves. But what if we based …

5 Tips for Being Your Best at Work

Being your best at work means not only putting your best foot forward but also continually working to better yourself.  In work as in life, when you walk your talk and do the right things, it makes your world a better place, both for you and for those around you.  This is not about you wanting others to think and …

Differences between behavior vs. Outcome-based goals

We all know that goal-oriented people are more successful, happier, and more productive. But setting and keeping goals is a skill, and like any skill, there’s a right way to do it. One thing you might find helpful is separating your goals into behavior-based and outcome-based models. There are a few differences between the two, and knowing which is which …

RESET AND LETTING GO OF OUR EMOTIONAL DRAINS

We are in the beginning of the new year and it’s time to take stock and set our intentions for the upcoming year.  A side note, we can only succeed in this new year if we do a “reset” and “re-energize”. This past year was filled with so many different types of challenges which created frustration, fear, anger, sadness to …