22 results for author: Hendrie Weisinger


Your Performance Appraisal: Is Your EI Working?

If ever there's a time to work your emotional intelligence, it’s when you have your performance appraisal. After all, when was the last time you said to a friend or your partner, "Gee, I can't wait until tomorrow — I have my performance appraisal." For ...
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Mother Nature on Leadership

What's your theory of leadership? How do you define and evaluate effective leadership? While we all have our thoughts on leadership, only Mother Nature can take credit for inventing, or more accurately evolving leadership. Long before leadership developm...
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The Message of Emotions

Most writings on managing emotions speak to the topic by providing generic emotional management strategies: taking charge of your thoughts, use relaxation to decrease your physiological arousal, take control of and generate effective behavior patterns, take ...
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Cool Your Day

"I feel like I'm in a pressure cooker. I feel the heat 24/7." If you were to come to my office, I'd prescribe five actions for you to take to cool your day, to "depressurize." Focus on how good you are at something, not your ranking. You'll experience less ...
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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm!

In today's demanding work world, the pressure for doing more with less has become part of many organizational cultures. People are in fact working longer hours and often asked to take responsibility for tasks that go beyond their job description. We all know ...
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Would Mother Nature Give You a Good Leadership Report Card?

What's you theory of leadership? How do you define and evaluate effective leadership?  While we all have our thoughts on leadership, only Mother Nature can take credit for inventing, or more accurately evolving leadership. Long before leadership develop...
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How to Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

We make decisions every day – what deal to make, whom to promote, who to layoff, what price point to negotiate, where to eat lunch, what clothes to wear to work. Some of these decisions are easier to make than others, but a common denominator for all is ...
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The 11 Commandments for Giving Criticism

“When I give criticism, I feel______.” If you’re like most people, you complete the aforementioned sentence with “anxious, hesitant, embarrassed, and fearful” or other words that communicate the same discomfort. Indeed, few of us tell our partner ...
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The DNA of Success

What do you need to be successful? Do you need a degree from a top school, some seed money to kick-start your business, a big break, good connections? No one would dispute that these factors would give you a big boost; however, after 25 years of research on ...
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How Top Performers Take Criticism

"When I am criticized, I feel ____." If you are like most people in the working world, you complete the aforementioned sentence with words like, "hurt, angry, defensive, dejected, disappointed, embarrassed, put-down, failure, and no good, resentful" or ...
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The Confidence Game

William Thompson's expertise was in making people feel overly self-confident, especially in their judgment. Operating in the late 1840s, the genteelly-dressed Thompson would approach a stranger pretending they knew each other, and begin a brief conversation. ...
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Performing Under Pressure: Martian Style

We all have our unique pressure moments – situations in which we have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on our performance – but I think we would all agree that being stuck on Mars with a limited supply of food and water and help being 140 ...
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