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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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December 20, 2017

Do This One Thing Everyday For A Better Life. Guaranteed.

Not long ago, I met with a young man in his late 20's who told me that "things just don't work out for him". He had lost his father years before in a tragic car accident. He struggled to find a career path that excited him. And love always seemed to elude him. He watched as his friends and family members all seemed to move forward in life, yet he was left further and further behind. He detailed for me a number of grievances he had about his circumstances. As he talked on, it became absolutely clear in my mind what my young friend's struggle was. He wasn't simply unlucky or doomed in life. He was, however, in very short supply of a parti

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