Technology has enabled us to work remotely and remain connected 24/7. That doesn’t mean we should. In cultures of constant availability, an employee’s alert system is always ‘on’. Pings and chimes and little red bubbles in the corner of an app were created to snag one’s attention... in the modern workplace, this exploitation is nearly constant.
Understanding Anger: ‘Parts Work’ in Executive Coaching
As Dr. Schwartz puts it, “there are no bad parts, only burdened ones frozen in the past that need to be unburdened rather than punished,” (Schwartz, 64). Often, punishing the parts of you who are responsible for less-than-ideal behaviors will burden them further – a degrading cycle that an alarming amount of people find themselves caught in. Instead, heal them, change them, let them evolve.
Does Your Behavior Match Your Goal? Putting “Practical Mindfulness” into Action
Practical mindfulness is an approach that can apply to any arena. It’s a mindset. A disposition. While everyone has their own relationship to implementation, below you’ll find 3 keys to bringing practical mindfulness approach into your life.
Top 3 Misconceptions About DEI Work (and why you should be doing it)
By Maurice McDavid and James Davis / Why isn’t your company doing effective DEI work? There are clearly hurdles. Some people more receptive than others. And to be fair, consultants approach this work in different ways. We take a thoughtful approach. After countless culture and leadership development engagements, here are the top three misconceptions about DEI that we have encountered.
Toss the Trophies
Wait. Don’t toss the trophy… The title is a misnomer. Trophies are awesome. Goals are essential and when they are accomplished, they should be celebrated. In sports, it comes in the form of a trophy or a ring, in business it might be a bonus or promotion. Celebrate the milestones, you’ve earned it. When the celebration is over, take time to frame the experience. That is, tell the story of what just happened. Work to understand the process that led to the outcome. Celebrate the process.
Does Exercise Increase Productivity?
We delude ourselves into thinking that there is no time for a walk, taking a longer lunch in search of healthier food and a good laugh with a colleague. Making time for certain activities can replenish, invigorate, decrease stress and increase bandwidth. Is exercise one of those activities??
Should We Be Coaching for Grit?
Angela Duckworth is a professor at University of Pennsylvania, the Director of the Character Lab, and the reason “grit” has become an essential component of the coaching vocabulary. Grit is a prized capacity in athletes, and Duckworth literally wrote the book on it. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance has become an international bestseller … Continue reading Should We Be Coaching for Grit?
Using a Language-Outcome Framework for Self-Reflection and Empowerment
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Steve (not his real name) as he looked down and away from our shared Zoom screen. Steve has developed a habit of using language which negatively influences his outcomes. I suggested the idea that perhaps his situation would get “harder” before it gets “easier,” but … Continue reading Using a Language-Outcome Framework for Self-Reflection and Empowerment
“Eat Better Desert” with Dr. Ian Smith
Nutrition is essential. Whether you are an athlete or a coach, a teacher or a parent, a teammate or friend – anyone trying to maximize their potential – the way you fuel your body will have a major impact on your performance. There is a direct relationship between nutrition, cognition, and emotion that we would … Continue reading “Eat Better Desert” with Dr. Ian Smith