How to Give Regular Feedback That is Effective and Promotes Growth

Feedback is a great tool for growth. When given correctly and effectively, it improves performance, enhances motivation, helps identify issues and resolve them, it builds trust and fosters stronger relationships. Feedback can and should be used in our professional and personal life, regularly.     “Know how to find the information and how to use it … More How to Give Regular Feedback That is Effective and Promotes Growth

PREVENTING STRESS AND CONTROLLING EMOTIONS THROUGH JOURNALING

How journaling and reflective writing helps prevent stress, increase our emotional awareness and stop us from behaving in a way we will later regret “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” — Brene Brown   We are beautiful creatures who feel stressed out and go … More PREVENTING STRESS AND CONTROLLING EMOTIONS THROUGH JOURNALING

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AND STAY COOL DURING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

In the heat of the moment, it’s hard to stay calm and challenge your ingrained thought patterns but try asking these centering questions to cool down your emotions, get back in balance and engage in that conversation “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” (Chinese Proverb)   Since … More 3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AND STAY COOL DURING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

ROADMAP TO NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT CONFLICT

Strategies to prevent tensions and strengthen your relationships “Some people grumble that roses have thorns, I am grateful thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr Thanksgiving is this week! In just 3 days! Wow! Are you excited or anxious to spend time with your family? Do you dream of having the family sitting around the table, passing … More ROADMAP TO NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT CONFLICT

GRATITUDE, OH IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU!

How simple and continuous acts of gratitude have a big impact on our emotional, physical, social, personal and professional lives “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” — Alfred North Whitehead   November is gratitude month. Thanksgiving is just around the … More GRATITUDE, OH IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU!

GRATITUDE IS A VERY GOOD BUSINESS

How building a culture of gratitude can boost morale, increase motivation, improve productivity and promote better relationships “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” — Charles Schwab   The number one complaint I hear from my clients is that they feel overworked and under-appreciated. This happens … More GRATITUDE IS A VERY GOOD BUSINESS

Our Words Affect Our Conversations: 5 words to avoid

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain Most of the times when conflict arises, it’s unintentional. So much of our disagreements boil down to our choice of words when communicating. So by knowing which ordinary words and terms intensify … More Our Words Affect Our Conversations: 5 words to avoid

PAYING FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

You may feel reluctant to pay professional advice fees but know that it may save you time and money and take you directly to your end goal “Learning never exhausts the mind.”  (Leonard da Vinci) Lawyers. Nutritionists. Coaches. Mediators. Why should you pay for professional advice? With so many things in life to invest on or spend … More PAYING FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

Identifying “Toxic” People and Dealing With Them

“Great minds discuss ideas, average ones discuss events, and small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Having that person who is always raising questions or doubts around you may not be fun. Difficult people make our days more stressful but at times their perspective can lead to reflective discussions, positive insights and eventually successful performance. But how about that person … More Identifying “Toxic” People and Dealing With Them