Managing Yourself: Emotional Intelligence

Posted on June 22, 2015

How well do you manage yourself at work?  How about communicating with co-workers? Are you aware of your emotions enough to understand them before you say what you think?   Take this information quiz and get a clearer idea of how well you use your emotional intelligence now when leading.  This article also gives suggestions/resources to support improving this valuable set of skills for business leaders.

Six Things Successful People Do Everyday

Posted on May 1, 2015

My colleague and I presented on time management to a group of architects last week. Our take-away was before you can manage your time/projects, you must learn to manage yourself.  Enjoy this article on ways to focus each day to make it a successful day...notice number one is "Manage Your Mood."

Mindfulness practice decreases stress

Posted on February 23, 2015

It can be as easy as doing a 5 minute counting meditation and focusing on your breath. New research from Carnegie Mellon University gives a biological explanation as to how mindfulness activities can decrease stress and increase health.

Want to Engage and Motivate Your Employees?

Posted on February 23, 2015

How to engage employees?  This article offers proven methods to answer this question...simply Love them.

Walking at lunchtime Can Improve Productivity

Posted on February 11, 2015

Walking has been described as a great way to increase creativity, clear the head, improve your sense of well-being.  Read how workers who participate in lunch time walks increase their productivity .  Makes sense, huh?

101 Ways To Enhance Your Life

Posted on January 22, 2015

101 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR LIFE By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. 1. Get up 15 minutes earlier. 2. Prepare for the morning the night before. 3. Avoid tight fitting clothes.. 4. Avoid relying on chemical aids of any kind. 5. Set appointments ahead. 6. Don't rely on your memory...write it down. 7. Practice preventative health maintenance. 8. Make duplicate keys. 9. Say "No" more often. 10. Avoid negative people. 11. Use time wisely . Simplify ...

Habits of Happy People

Posted on December 28, 2014

These habits are founded in age old wisdom and present day research.  Are you nurturing at least 5 close friendships?  Are you aware of a life long dream? Do you know that struggle is the evidence of progress?  Perhaps some of these practices can guide you in the New Year...

7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change Your Life

Posted on December 28, 2014

  What can we learn from the artists, inventors and geniuses of the past and present? Find a ritual that feeds your soul...Create and make your ideas real...Don't look back...Create some on

Write! Research Shows You Will Be Happier and More Successful

Posted on November 16, 2014

[caption id="attachment_921" align="alignright" width="300"] Write to deal with anxiety[/caption] Situations in our work lives, can evoke strong emotions: a tense meeting, challenging changes in the organization, a co-worker gets let go...or you are told your position is cut. How to manage and respond with your best self? I often encourage clients to use this simple and incredibly effective writing tool to get clear on what they want, what they believe and what they think.

Take Ten Minutes Out

Posted on July 18, 2014

TAKE TEN MINUTES OUT By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. Stress plays a major role in our lives. We can become addicted to it. We can become ill with it. Using it, we can achieve more. We can "break down" from it. We can adapt to it. Some of us are so adapted to it, we don't know how to function without it. Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Surgeons General have reported that 85 ...