Professional Growth
Leading Yourself Through Toxic Positivity

Leading Yourself Through Toxic Positivity

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Ward Positivity — to see the best in every situation and effectively managing our negative thoughts. While positivity is appreciated in the...

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Leading Through Negativity

Leading Through Negativity

“I think we manifest the very thing we put out. If you're putting out negativity, then you're going to retrieve that same sentiment. If you emanate joy, it comes back to you.” - Robin Wright Don’t be so negative! Whether at work or at home, we have all received or...

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Leadership and Emotions – Joy

Leadership and Emotions – Joy

“The more we turn toward others, the more we experience, and the more we experience, the more we can bring joy to others.” - Dalai Lama Every June we celebrate Father’s Day. Fathers can be a key figure in our development journey. A role well played by many, and for...

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Leadership and Emotions – Fear

Leadership and Emotions – Fear

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source.” -Thich Nhat Hanh The past two newsletters have examined the emotions of anger and trust, and their impact on our leadership style. Today we look at fear. Fear...

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Leadership and Emotions – Becoming Trustworthy

Leadership and Emotions – Becoming Trustworthy

“People judge you really quickly, at first just on your facial features. There are two dimensions - warmth and competence. You can think of them as trustworthiness and strength. They're first judging you on warmth; evaluating whether or not you are trustworthy. That's...

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Leading Yourself

Leading Yourself

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” -Mark Twain Some of us have been encouraged over the years to suppress our emotions -the safest path is emotional neutrality. The reality is our people...

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The Attentive Leader: Listen More, Talk Less

The Attentive Leader: Listen More, Talk Less

“The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.” -Fran Lebowitz Leading Yourself Think of the big talkers in your life. Spouse, partner, boss, or co-worker. They may be eloquent and inspiring, or just fill space through the gift of gab....

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Leadership and Friendships at Work

Leadership and Friendships at Work

“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names” - Confucius We often call our colleagues "friends" – are they really? Accurately naming your work relationships can be challenging. The article “Friend, Foe, Ally, Adversary… or Something Else”? by...

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Power at Work – Who is in Charge?

Power at Work – Who is in Charge?

"Power today comes from sharing information, not withholding it” - Keith Ferrazzi When it comes to power in the workplace – who is in charge today? The world of work I have grown up in has had a clear shape. I was hired into a power structure of command and control,...

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Mental Health at Work – Breaking the Silence

Mental Health at Work – Breaking the Silence

“There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone's business”. - Vikram Patel Professor, Harvard Medical School We care about the people we work with. When our colleagues are...

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