13 results for author: Dr. Todd Hall


6 Ways to Minimize the Impact of Work Stress on Health

Recently, over lunch, my dad told me about a period toward the end of his career in which the stress of his workload started to have a significant effect on his health. Now retired, my dad was an aerospace engineer for Northrop (and formally TRW). After being ...
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If You Want to Find Meaning, Develop Eulogy Virtues

A few years ago, I spent a few days with a friend, John, to help me get perspective on my life and figure out the road ahead. During that time, John shared his story with me and it had a great impact. A number of years prior to our meeting, John had become a ...
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4 Practices to Shift From Controlling to Empowering Others

Sometimes things happen in our work environment that cause pain and confusion. When this happens, our first instinct is to take control. Awhile back, I was working with a team on a project. When something didn’t go the way I wanted it to, my natural ...
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Strengths Based Development: 4 Lessons From Expert Coaches

Have you ever worked on your weaknesses and felt like you were beating your head against a brick wall? Or maybe you’ve been in a role that tapped into a lot of your weaknesses. A friend of mine was in this situation recently. He was in a high level manage...
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3 Practices to Love Your Little Corner of the World, and Beyond

Steve Garber, in his recent book, Visions of Vocation, explores a fundamental challenge we all face: once you come to know the messiness, tragedy, and pain that inhabits our world, how do you stay engaged? The implication is that once you come to know ...
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3 Practices to Harness the Power of Your Gut Level Knowledge

Have you ever ignored your intuition and later regretted it? I know I have. But over the years, I’ve learned that, sometimes, we know more than we can say. Years ago when I was working as a psychologist in the Army, I was called into the Emergency Room ...
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Strengths Based-Development: 4 Lessons From Expert Coaches

Have you ever worked on your weaknesses and felt like you were beating your head against a brick wall? Or maybe you’ve been in a role that tapped into a lot of your weaknesses. A friend of mine was in this situation recently. He was in a high level manage...
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5 Mindset Shifts to Promote Connection

I was recently at a social event and ran into a colleague who had recently retired. I had been at the event for awhile, and wanted to go home. My first instinct was to try to cut the conversation short as I thought about all the things I needed (wanted?) to ...
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3 Ways to Model Customer Service to Your Employees

A few years back I was on vacation on a train heading from Germany to Poland with my wife, two sons and mother-in-law. My oldest son, who was about five at the time, was being difficult. I tried everything I could (or so I thought) to get him to calm down. He ...
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The Human Connection Behind Morality: 4 Practices to Build Your Moral Compass

Volkswagen has been under intense scrutiny recently for installing software that covered up diesel emissions during testing by the EPA. In a recent Fortune post, Business Professor Paul Argenti suggests that focusing on the idea that America President and ...
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3 Ways to Build Your Foundation for Well-Being and Positive Influence

Recently I met with several leaders who’ve been shaken up by various experiences—being let go from a job, being moved to a different role, family health crises, and general burnout. I’ve also been going through several transitions and challenges ...
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The Power of Expectations: 3 Practices to Set the Right Goals for Your Team

Last week I had a conversation with a manager who was feeling disconnected from her work. Why? As she was reviewing the organizational goals handed down by her supervisor, she realized that they were totally unrealistic. It was clear that whoever penned these ...
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