Are you responsible for hiring or leading a group of employees? Do you know about the value of what some call “emotional intelligence” or soft skills? Do you know how to foster emotional intelligence amongst your employees?
Some good friends were teasing me because I have a high tier frequent flyer card but I couldn’t see the joke. So I suggested to my friends that their banter was just “card envy” But it stopped me in my tracks and made me think when David said: “well my goal is to have bronze”. […]
As leaders and team members, we have to accept, even though we may not understand the reason why, that we work with people who have fears, real and imagined. Sometimes it’s impossible to know where they come from, how they are generated, why they stay with us, when, where and how they’ll show up. So […]
How many times have you said: ‘it’s not fair’? How many times have you heard others say it? How does it make you feel when you sense injustice? How does it impact your energy and commitment levels? What impact do you think it could have on an employee’s level of engagement with their employer? Neuroscientists […]
Fear is an essential component of our survival mechanism. When we are frightened, our amygdalae become more active and lay down extra memories, richer and denser memories – as part of their way of building up our protective instincts. We need to be able to consciously deal with irrational fears – because our amygdala doesn’t […]
Do you have teenagers around you? Children? Employees? Does their behaviour annoy, startle, shock, even frighten you at times? Do you get frustrated by their short attention spans, their risk taking, their inability to see things rationally or to appreciate the consequences of their actions? Recent research shows that our brain reaches about 95 percent […]
What is it that holds us back from starting or finishing certain things? What is it that makes us knowingly procrastinate – and then, and here’s the worst part, beat ourselves up for doing it? And why is it that so many people seem to share this predicament? The more people I talk to about […]
In the beautiful city of Sydney where water restrictions are imposed, an elderly man was watering his garden. It was legal. He was watering his roses in the late afternoon, within the time limits imposed by the water restrictions in his neighbourhood. A younger man passed by. It seems that the men exchanged words about […]