67 results for tag: workplace relationships


Can We Talk?

In 1977, I was assigned as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Automated Data Processing Section at the Aviation Supply Department in Okinawa, Japan. Since computers were fairly new and most of the Marines did not even know what the main frame ...
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How to Beat Work Stress and Elevate Engagement

Work stress is the leading source of stress for US adults and it has increased steadily over the past few decades. Work stressors increase the odds of mental and physical illness by up to 50%, and decrease engagement and performance, costing US industry an ...
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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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How to Speak up for Yourself

A few simple techniques can help you get what you need, both at the office and in your personal life. Speaking up can be one of the most challenging parts of both our personal and professional lives — push too hard, and you risk alienating others; ...
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Why We Connect

Peter DeMarco, a writer in Boston, lost his 34-year old wife, Laura Levis, following a severe asthma attack. Recently, The New York Times reprinted Mr. DeMarco's "A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife." It went viral. Take time to read ...
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How Do I Help Employee Showing Signs of Burnout?

There's an employee showing all the telltale signs of burnout. What do you do? connection culture Listen to Michael Lee Stallard, co-founder of the Connection Culture movement and a leading expert on what it takes to avoid personal and organizational ...
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The Super Power That Makes People Smarter, Happier and Healthier

That's right. There is a super power that will actually make people smarter, happier and healthier. It's called being connected, and it's the number one unmet need of Millennials. When people feel connected, vs feeling left out, unsupported or alone, it ...
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The 3V Leadership Model

The 3Vs are a great way to implement a Connection Culture. The first V is VISION. An inspiring Vision is when everyone in the organization is motivated by the mission, united by the values and proud of the reputation. You want to work for, or be, a leader ...
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Because of the Times

I've heard this statement frequently, especially in recent months: "Because of the Times." In general, its context has been related to current events, business dynamics, social changes, political challenges, religious forces, leadership impacts, and ...
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57 Easy Ways to Be Happier and More Successful

I've already posted most of the advice below but scattered among five or six posts. I thought it would be useful to collect all of my happiness and success rules in a single place. Enjoy! 1. Assume people have good intentions. Since you can't read minds, ...
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Four Ways Leaders Can Foster Cooperation

Charles Osgood told the story of two ladies who lived in a convalescent center. Each had suffered an incapacitating stroke. Margaret's stroke left her left side restricted, while Ruth's stroke damaged her right side. Both of these ladies were accomplished ...
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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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