Negativity moves through our lives like a virus. It develops in the mind and clings its damaging tone to our everyday relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. It holds our ideas and productivity hostage and sends our focus into a tizzy.
Negativity settles in our bones, breeding health-damaging negative emotions – like anger, contempt, and depression. Our blood pressure rises, our digestion is impaired, and our bodies become tense and achy. Continue reading
When do you think of your best ideas? It’s probably not when you are fully engulfed in the rings, pings, and dings of constant information consumption.
“Aha Moments” require a certain level of mental space that is incredibly difficult to find in our always-on culture. As executives and knowledge workers in need of creativity and innovative thought, cultivating an environment for deep thinking is increasingly becoming a necessity. Continue reading
Women are great at building relationships, but miss out on many opportunities because of their hesitancy to leverage these relationships and network with focus and intention. Cultivating relationships and mobilizing them on your behalf is a key exercise of leadership. Continue reading
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According to Gallup, a full 70% of American employees report feeling “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. Yet, to win a bigger share of the marketplace, companies must first win the hearts and minds of their employees.
To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. They are spending valuable energy every day minimizing or managing aspects of their own diversity – of identity, background, experience – in order to succeed. This takes a particular toll on diverse talent – women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities – at a time when organizations are struggling to recruit, retain, and develop those same individuals. But all of us, and the business, pay the price. Continue reading