One Way to Reduce Others’ Resistance

One Way to Reduce Others’ Resistance

One Way to Reduce Others’ Resistance to your ideas and decisions   When my girls were toddlers, I discovered the power of presenting options. If I said, “Put on this shirt” or “It’s time for bed,” rebellion inevitably ensued. But if I asked, “Which of these two...
Fearlessness vs. Courage: How to Cultivate Each

Fearlessness vs. Courage: How to Cultivate Each

Fearlessness vs. Courage: How to Cultivate Each   What keeps you up at night? While many people do face real threats to their physical or psychological safety on a daily basis, most of the time, your worries are not about life-and-death situations. Yet these...
When & How to Interrupt

When & How to Interrupt

When & How to Interrupt   In general… don’t interrupt. In one-on-one conversations and group settings, listen attentively and take turns talking. Don’t monopolize conversations, speak over others, or impatiently finish their sentences. Sometimes, though, you...
6 Destructive Traits Good Leaders Reject

6 Destructive Traits Good Leaders Reject

6 Destructive Traits Good Leaders Reject   In this rollercoaster of a year, we need strong, effective leaders more than ever. Just because someone has a leadership position or role or title doesn’t mean they can lead. Winning a popularity contest is not...
What to do when someone is freaking out

What to do when someone is freaking out

What to do when someone is freaking out   Emotions are a normal part of daily experience and work takes up a big chunk of your life, so… you’ll probably face some intense emotions occasionally during your work day. And since 2020 has been a year of upheaval (and...