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April 12, 2018

Self-Awareness in the Workplace: Effective Empathy

  In February we discussed workplace bullying, but like Charles M. Glow said, “One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient.” With so many issues facing the workforce today, it is important to recognize and understand the diversity of your workforce and empathize with the issues that they are faced with daily. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in the shoes of others, psychologically, to understand their thoughts, feelings, needs and wants. More importantly, it’s using that information to build relationships, teamwork, and effective leadership

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February 27, 2018

Self-Awareness in the Workplace: Bullying

Most of us would be appalled if someone called us a bully and yet often the perception is there. You might not realize how traumatizing your behavior is, not only to the person you have singled out, but to witnesses as well. Not unlike playgrounds, high school halls, and social media, bullying does exist in the workplace. While the content might be different, the results are the same. Research indicates that persistent bullying can lead to or worsen feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion, and despair. 1 The company, too, suffers. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute2 one in four employees experience workp

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January 31, 2018

Self-Awareness in the Workplace: 2018—A year of challenges

  As we come to the end of January, many of us have made, and most likely broken, New Years resolutions. In fact, statistically, only about 58% of New Years resolutions are successful past the one-month mark. If you find yourself falling into this statistic year after year, we'd love to offer a simple mindset shift that may help at least with 67.1% of your resolutions (those of self-improvement and relationships): QUESTION YOUR MOTIVES WHEN MAKING AND KEEPING RESOLUTIONS. According to statisticbrain.com, 44.3% of resolutions are self-improvement related and 22.8% are relationship related. So

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December 14, 2017

Harvard Study Finds Relationships Have Incredibly Powerful Effect on Our Health & Happiness

Here at Color Code we teach that life is all about relationships. Our main goal as a company is to help people understand themselves and others on a deeper level so they can improve both their personal and professional relationships. We've seen marriages saved, businesses prosper, families improve, etc., etc., all because people took the time to put an effort into building their emotional intelligence and relationship skills. With that said, you can imagine how we love research that further validates the importance of what we do. Today, we thought we'd share with our readers one study we find particularly fascinating and encouraging. Be

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