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They seem to be everywhere. They are labeled, “Difficult People”. Working with Difficult People is one of the most common training topic requests I receive and my recent workshop quickly had an overflow list of registrants. How can you work productively with challenging people? What if YOU are the challenging person? Listen and gain information…… Continue reading 5 Tips: Working Productively with Challenging People
Minimize Overly Emotional Responses Listen to the podcast episode related to this article: Relatable Leader RESPONDING TO CRITICISM Today I am sharing three response options when you are faced with criticism. Criticism can take us off guard and you might experience a range of emotions in a very short period of time. By memorizing these…… Continue reading Respond to Criticism Intelligently
Two paths have converged in this moment that has me sitting at the keyboard writing about the absolute worst moment of my life in front of an audience. In many of the interview-style podcasts I listen to, a common request is to share a failure. Every time I hear the question and pause to think…… Continue reading My Speaking Engagement FAIL!
Using Questions to Manage Your Mindset Creates A Continual State of Discovery The problem is, too many people get comfortable in their day-to-day patterns and allow lazy thinking to creep into and take over their norms. Worse, they might unconsciously fall into self-talk patterns of complaining or arguing with reality, instead of using that same…… Continue reading What questions are you asking daily?
Continually overreacting to external events is absolutely exhausting! Do you have those days when you go to bed and wake up still feeling tired? Do you arrive at work having to force yourself to gather the umph to act as if you still like your job? Learn how to break this cycle with the book,…… Continue reading Maintain A Healthy Perspective About External Events
If you wait until you need to shift your mindset to put effort into your mindset, you are establishing reactive attitude habits. Proactive attitude habits increase your ability to manage difficult situations as they arise. I like the idea of ‘prepping’ or ‘priming’ your positive mindset because this attitude habit puts you consciously in front…… Continue reading Are you “primed” for the positive?