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Jul 18
These Four Things Will Help You Manage Your Stress
18 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Productivity & Performance, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
We all know how detrimental stress can be to the body and mind: it’s been linked to heart disease, depression, and obesity, and it can even dampen your cognitive performance. Managing stress is important, yet extremely difficult. In “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” emotional intelligence expert Travis Bradberry gives techniques for combating stress. Next time you’re overwhelmed, give these techniques a try. Be grateful. Simply thinking about what you’re thankful for can reduce cortisol, a stress hormone, by 23%. Pondering some reasons you’re grateful can improve your mood, energy, and physical well-being. Think positively. Focus your brain on non-stressful…
Jul 4
Just Landed Your First Job? Here’s How to Earn Respect Right Away
4 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
2017 graduates will soon find themselves working at their first jobs, an exciting and intimidating prospect. Rhonesha Byng, founder and CEO of Her Agenda, gives advice to millennials just starting out in their careers. Her recent Forbes article gives suggestions on how you can earn respect, gain responsibility, and establish yourself at your first job. These five tips are our favorites. Create trust. Building trust can be as easy as simply doing your job, and doing it well. Instead of looking to advance right away, focus on performing all of your tasks, no matter how small, perfectly. Demonstrating that you’re…
Jun 20
How Do You Talk to Your Employees?
20 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Communicating well with employees is something all leaders should be able to do. No matter what you’re saying, it’s important to consider how you’re saying it. Be aware of how you talk to your employees and make sure you’re being clear, inclusive, and respectful. The Forbes Coach Council offers advice in “14 Ways To Be More Mindful Of How You Speak To Employees.” Here are five of their best suggestions. Be clear and concise, and make sure to verify. Speaking concisely helps you to be clear, which means your team will better understand what you need them to do. Take…
Jun 6
Conflict: Taking the Temperature
6 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
As a leader, it’s your job to identify conflicts and help resolve them, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. According to Mark Gerzon, president of the Mediators Foundation, knowing if a conflict is hot or cold is the first step to resolving it. Gerzon explains what makes an issue hot or cold and how leaders can work to make conflict productive and reach innovative solutions. Hot conflicts are easy to identify – they occur when people are highly emotional and can include aggression, shouting, and even threats. In cold conflicts, people are more likely to…
May 23
Master These Leadership Techniques in 2017
23 May, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
In 2015, millennials surpassed Gen X as America’s largest generation in the workforce. Now, many millennials are becoming managers – they currently hold 20% of management jobs, and 40% of millennials say they want leadership roles. No matter your generation, becoming a better communicator and leader will help you compete for those management jobs. A recent Forbes article has suggestions on how you can do so. Master virtual communication | Make sure you’re comfortable talking with colleagues, clients, and customers virtually via video conference. Face-to-face conversations are becoming a thing of the past, replaced by technology that allows for greater…
May 9
What Are You Feeling?
9 May, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Do you really know what you’re feeling? We often use general emotions like stress or anger to label our feelings, but we should be digging a bit deeper. Having a more nuanced understanding of our emotions can help us to better address them. Gaining “emotional agility” can be the key to successful interactions with yourself and others. Susan David, faculty member at Harvard and author of Emotional Agility, shares three things you can do to identify and understand your emotions in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Branch out. When you experience a strong emotion, label it. Then, come up…
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