Conflict Management · Leadership · Work Life Harmony

Increase Your Emotional Investment, Get Happy Results

Several years ago I created a team-building activity around the concept of emotional bank accounts. The idea is that our relationships with each other are like “bank accounts.” Each interaction is equivalent to making a deposit or withdrawal. Positive interactions are deposits and negative interactions are withdrawals. Over time the balance increases, stays static or gets overdrawn. Generally,… Continue reading Increase Your Emotional Investment, Get Happy Results

Leadership

Everything I learned about leadership I learned from my dog

Ok, not everything, but I have learned valuable lessons from her that could be applied to effective leadership.  I’m single with no kids, so a dog is my teacher – if you have a significant other and/or children, you may feel the same way about those who share your home.  Leadership, to me, is about… Continue reading Everything I learned about leadership I learned from my dog

Career Planning · Development · Growth · Leadership Development · Vision

Leadership Roadmap – You’re in the Driver’s Seat

This car and driver represents how we are the drivers of our own careers.  The driver in the “little red corvette” pays homage to Prince (I live in Minnesota and used this image in a program last week so his untimely death was on my mind). In my coaching I often hear employees searching for… Continue reading Leadership Roadmap – You’re in the Driver’s Seat

Brain-based · Change · Development · Growth · Resilience · Teams

Your Brain on Change

Change can be exciting AND exhausting.  Neuroscience research is giving us compelling evidence that taking care of ourselves is imperative to coping with rapid change. Our work lives often make it hard for our brains to learn and adapt.  We sometimes think people have a hard time with change, but, in reality, it’s our brains that… Continue reading Your Brain on Change