Can you lead your team to success?

Executives, leaders, and managers are facing tough decisions as we return to work. Newly appointed and seasoned leaders must assess their teams, find the gaps, and fill open positions. Adding to the complexity is the critical task of identifying those who would be better served in a different capacity, often times outside the team or organization. This requires an intricate …

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool During Work Conflicts

Whether you’re the CEO or a cubicle dweller, chances are you’ve had a conflict at work. But while some good-natured debate can be a good thing, sometimes these conflicts get overheated fast. Whether you’re in management or not, you’re going to need to know what to do when conflict arises. Add to that the fact that you might be called …

Being Gracious And Diplomatic After Losing An Argument

No one likes to lose an argument, but it is impossible always to be right no matter what you may think. This means, at some point, you will lose an argument. When this happens, it is best if you act graciously so that the argument doesn’t resurface at a later date. Consider The Other Person’s Points Even though you may …

MAJOR BARRIERS TO CRITICAL THINKING

Critical thinking is essential to using your overall experience, background, common sense and other attributes to become more aware of how your efforts for success are being spent.  Critical thinking is a key component to becoming a successful leader and employee.  When you have barriers to the critical thinking process, it can seriously harm your ability to move forward. When …

SELF-DISCIPLINE IS A LEARNED BEHAVIOR

You are as self-disciplined as you have learned how to be. Do you find this thought discouraging? Think about it. As a child, you might have been given an allowance or a few dollars at your birthday or on holiday. When you’re very young, the first thing you do is buy something intensely satisfying right now, which is good in …

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR DEBATE SKILLS IN 4 STEPS

Do you feel that your debate skills aren’t very good? Or do you think that you might need a little help to take you to the next level? Below are four easy ways to boost your debate skills. Prepare Evidence in Advance There is nothing more embarrassing than debating with someone who has no evidence, or if they do have …

When is it Better to Avoid an Argument?

The problem with arguing is that there is often a winner and someone who walks away as a loser. No one likes to be the loser. Sometimes arguments can be constructive and lead to problems being solved. But other times, it can be better to avoid an argument altogether, especially in the situations outlined below. When You’ve Argued About It …

FIVE STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU RIDE THROUGH AND COME OUT ON TOP

Most of us have faced or continue to face life challenges.  How can we not, COVID-19 and other factors have touched every single one of us in some way or another.  It’s  hard to remember that it’s normal to have obstacles crop up from time to time. Everyone has setbacks, disappointments, and tough times. But going through a rough patch …

3 Strategies for Confidently and Professionally Expressing Your 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.   Things changed, with the pandemic it was realized that authenticity and compassion are vital for survival and to keep things moving.   …

How adaptable are you?

Did you know that the ancient Chinese symbol for “crisis” is exactly the same as the symbol for “opportunity?” Seeing problems as opportunities is the best possible way to be successful in business and in life. It’s a matter of perspective, so shouldn’t you adopt the perspective that will lead to success and not failure? Problems, change, stress – they’re …