Is there value in promoting conflict? Encouraging differing opinions, yes. Conflict, no. If you are noticing conflict is becoming more prevalent in your company, consider David Cottrell’s tips on how to minimize the potential conflagration of conflict.
Adrenaline is robbing us of our health. If you run on adrenaline, please consider other ways to get energized. In this week’s Tip, Steve Straus provides healthy alternatives to adrenaline.
The topic of “managing my reaction” to events comes up with many of my coaching clients. I liked Alan Zimmerman’s article this week because he provides a formula for determining what your reaction will be. You can make a difference!
While it’s been a mild winter for us New Englanders, spring fever can still hit when the sun is strong and temperatures start to rise. Here in Massachusetts, the thermometers registered 70 on Monday. This week’s Tip by Don Wetmore, Time Management Guru, advises what to do when you are bitten by spring fever. Remember, his work is about being more productive!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! This song came to mind when I read this week’s Tip by Sal Monastero. If you love what you do and want to inspire your people, show your positive feelings.
I particularly enjoyed this week’s Tip by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch due to its honesty – some days you just don’t feel like a leader. They provide their recommendations for “damage control” on those days.
Is someone at work pushing your buttons? Does this lead you to frustration and anger? This week’s Tip describes a simple process to follow that changes your reaction and the outcome.
Inspiration, insight, intuition? Are you the type of leader who regularly listens to information that comes to you in this manner? This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler reminds us that there is a wealth of guidance that can be gleaned by tapping into your own wisdom.
For those of you who have done the PaperRoom with me, you are familiar with the iceberg analogy that Brian Tracy speaks about in this week’s Tip. The iceberg applies to yourself and others. The more we become aware of what is below the surface and how it impacts behavior, the more successful we can be in connecting and leading others, and ourselves.
In 50% of my coaching calls and meetings last week, we discussed teams and how to make them even more successful. Whether you are the leader or the follower in a team, this week’s Tip by Chris Widener provides key principles that if applied will take your team to the next level. They are simple and easy to understand. An evaluation checklist is provided at the end of the Tip.