Practice Safe Stress... For Your Health

What happens to you when things are not going your way? Do you hide under the covers and become a zombie? Or do you hit the “yell button” and let the whole world know you do not like what is happening? Read this and learn to move from either “Zombieville” or “Freakoutville” to the smooth highway of Safe Stress. For leadership development and executive coaching, this gives you the skinny on how to handle your emotions at work and then bring what you learn home. You will be better off for it.

How to Speak Genderly

Did you ever wonder what happens to the words that come out of your mouth and go into someone else’s ears? How many times have you said “that’s not what I meant to say?” Or how many times have you said “What are you talking about?” Men and women react differently to stimulus words and the more you can use the right words at the right time the more your leadership skills will soar. This sets you in the right direction for healthy and meaningful conversations. This stops office politics in its tracks.

7 Ways to Successfull Group Dynamics

The days of the solo hero or heroine are over. If you really sit and think about it we really are all connected and no one wins unless we all do. What a great motto for a work team who wants to be the best in the company. This paper gives you the 7 core ways that teams need to cooperate, learn to listen to each other, and respond with accountability. These dynamics have been successful team building activities around the world. After all, the essence of every team is a group of individuals who would prefer to succeed and that means doing it together.

Gotcha!

Can you remember the first time you were a participant in the the Gotcha’ Game? For most of us it was when we were kids either with our siblings or at school. Many of us became masters at this type of one-up-man-ship activity. Problem is that at work, it lowers productivity and destroys trust. Learn how you can be a leader in stopping this dreaded game before it becomes toxic. Leaders who know what to look for can stop GOTCHA in its tracks, build trust and foster collaboration that leads to loyalty and team accountability. More effective communication leads to less office politics.

No Problems Here!

There is a great yet sad scene in the film “Titanic” where the captain of the biggest, most modern ship of the era suggests that a slight turn near an iceberg is all that is needed…until crunch! This is just like those at work who nod their heads in disbelief and say, “There were no signs that anything was wrong,” (Enron anyone?) except the signs are always there. This paper will help you know what to say to a denier or make you look at yourself in the mirror to see if this is one of your own patterns and what to do about it. This is a key behavior pattern that can destroy unless it is transformed.

Gender Differences

“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” was the cry of a distraught professor in the play “”My Fair Lady.” Women have responded by saying “Yeah… why can’t a man be more like a woman?” The answers are in this paper that talks about how brain differences make all the difference. Instead of yearning to change each other, how about understanding each other and making positive and healthy adjustments so work can get done without all the frustration. All executives and emerging leaders can move to new heights by learning how to work more effectively with each other.