Be Deliberate: Make your Mind Up on Purpose

What do I mean by this? We get to decide how to respond and act, by being deliberate about our choices. Being deliberate and making up your mind on purpose, means that you have guiding principle(s) for how you live your life. Emotionally intelligent leaders actively practice being deliberate about how they will react and respond.Continue reading “Be Deliberate: Make your Mind Up on Purpose”

Clear out the clutter

There is something about cleaning out clutter. Some people are great at maintaining a clutter free life. I don’t know any of those people. I go through clutter free periods, but then the clutter builds again. I always feel better after I’ve removed clutter.  I have a habit of saving things, just in case-you neverContinue reading “Clear out the clutter”

Positive Steps to creating a civilized workplace- Part three

Positive Steps Recap In the first post of this series, I talked about working in an uncivilized workplace and the impact this environment can have.  In the second post, I shared research findings on this subject, to show why this is a matter that requires attention by senior decision makers. Workplace incivility is costly toContinue reading “Positive Steps to creating a civilized workplace- Part three”

Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two

The impact: Building a case for a civilized workplace Recap In my last post, I described my experience in an uncivil work environment and the toll it took on me and the team. This series is largely about workplace incivility. However, incivility can happen at home, with family, friends, in the community, anywhere-the same issuesContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two”

Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace – Part One

The setting In case you didn’t recognize the image, it is Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers created Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a children’s television show that stopped airing in 2001 The show epitomized civility. His gift to the world was to teach us to be kind and civil and see the best in one another. Both civilityContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace – Part One”

Perspectives

Perspective reminds me of a kaleidoscope. A  kaleidoscope is: 1: an instrument containing loose bits of colored material (such as glass or plastic) between two flat plates and two plane mirrors so placed those changes of position of the bits of material are reflected in an endless variety of patterns 2: something resembling a kaleidoscope: such asContinue reading “Perspectives”

Reframing Failure

It’s time to re-frame failure. To avoid the word, people have tried to soften it by calling it a setback, major disruption, mistake, error in judgment, etc.  Use whatever word you like, it isn’t the word that is the problem, but how you interpret it, or personalize it. The stories  below are examples of howContinue reading “Reframing Failure”