Tag: managing moods

Don’t believe everything you read on social media and 7 other tough lessons of the decade

Posted on January 12, 2020

This article highlights many lessons learned over the last decade regarding digital technology -- both positive and negative.  A good review of how fast technology is growing and, with that, our growing dependence on it.  Important points here on -  privacy, our health record, news which can be deceiving and, the importance of getting our heads "out of the clouds" to remember who we are and what WE think. The post ends with a great ...

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

Posted on September 8, 2019

In my experience as a pscycholgoist and leadership Coach, I often hear the challenge successful people have in managing their thoughts around mistakes which they have made.  The pointers given in this brief Harvard Business Review article are timeless and quite effective.  And, to top it off, these "manage your mind around mistakes" methods are founded in social science research.

This is How to Be More Productive: 4 Secrets from the Stoics

Posted on June 12, 2017

The Stoics were those Roman and Greek philosophers who flourished in and around the 3rd Century. The Stoic philosophers promtoed ways to manage one's minds to have a better understanding of the natural world, to be open to a broader view of life beyond pleasure and pain and, to treat others in a fair and just way. Sounds like a great formula for team work?  Yes, and we can also learn a lot from the ...

An Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happier

Posted on February 14, 2016

The world as we know it today is complicated, busy, stimulating and filled with "breaking news."  How to calm the brain and body and get a good nights rest?  After all, we are learning through mind/body research how important a good nights sleep is to our days of fulfilling work.  Good news: social scientists have discovered some ways to train our brains to power down at night and look forward to the new day tomorrow.  This ...

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.

Love 2.0

Posted on March 13, 2013

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”                                     Burt Bacharach and Hal David   Jackie DeShannon soulful rendering of this song, written in 1965, transported listeners for a few ...

Five Secrets of Effective Communication

Posted on March 10, 2010

David Burns, MD has contributed many books to our understanding of how our thoughts and feelings can be managed to change our moods.  His method for effectively communicating is excellent especially in situations that are difficult, "heated" or in conflictual conversations in the work place - or at home.  The key here is to use a method below which you can genuinely express. If it seems inauthentic to the listener, it is not effective.  Practice! ...

Personal Boundaries

Posted on February 8, 2010

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt We all can understand the concept of personal space, e.g., someone moving too close to us and then we feel the need to back up to "get our space back."  We also have "psychological boundaries" that need to be respected.  Sometimes, with some people, those boundaries are violated. Boundaries are imaginary lines that keep other people's actions and behaviors out.  Anything that causes ...