Corporate Wellness

What Is Micromanagement and Why Is It So Dangerous?

Generally speaking, leaders want to be the best leader they can possibly be. They want their teams to perform as best as possible. Sometimes, this desire can lead to micromanagement. What starts off as a desire to ensure high performance can turn into a need to oversee everything. The problem

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Corporate Wellness

Why Blaming Doesn’t Work and What You Can Do Differently

Have you ever gotten so frustrated, so upset that you immediately blamed someone else for the situation?  Even if you already knew that blaming doesn’t work?  Be honest with yourself now… It’s happened to all of us. I know that I’ve certainly been guilty of it more times than I’d

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Corporate Wellness

Why It’s So Important to Work With Different Personalities

We all know how challenging it can be to work with people who have different personalities than our own. Have you ever noticed that you’re instantly drawn towards people who think like you? It’s a natural phenomenon, known as the affinity bias. The affinity bias basically means that we’re automatically

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Self-Awareness

How to Get Yourself Out of a Productivity Funk

Have you found yourself hitting periods of time when you struggling to focus on your work? In conversation after conversation lately, people keep telling me how hard it has become to focus. I hear them berate themselves for not getting enough done.  For not working fast enough.  For not doing

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Self-Awareness

The Single Most Powerful Thing You Can Do to Fuel Your Focus Today

During stressful times, our prefrontal cortex becomes overwhelmed.  This is the part of the brain that’s responsible for rational decision making, reasoning and problem solving.  So in times of stress, we often behave and respond in ways that are automatic and reactive rather than doing so in a more thoughtful

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Corporate Wellness

Is Your Entire Day Spent in Meetings and E-mails?

Have you ever had one of those days where you realize that you’ve spent your ENTIRE day in meetings and responding to e-mail? Days where you feel like all you’ve accomplished is talking about what you’re going to do, without any actual doing? As you wind up your day, you

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Emotional Regulation

Are We Hiding Our Fear of the Coronavirus By Being Extra Productive?

We’ve all seen the social media posts about people clearing the stores out of essential items – toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bread, milk…  COVID-19 has spun our society into a panic overnight, for understandable reasons. To say this that this very same panic isn’t also affecting business decisions would be

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Corporate Wellness

How to Work with People You Don’t Like

Have you ever been in a job where there’s been one or more colleagues who you simply do not get along with? We get to pick our friends, but we don’t get to pick our colleagues. It seems that in any job, there are colleagues with whom we connect very

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