Startling Symptoms of Burnout

When many of us things about burnout, we consider the psychological and cognitive factors – fatigue, brain fog, dissociation, cynicism, perception of inequities or the lack of fairness in our work environment. A toxic workplace, uncivil coworkers, poor management, and the microinequities of insults and discriminatory โ€œjokesโ€ wear us down. With more layoffs, and news … More Startling Symptoms of Burnout

The Signs are There

I hear you, I hear you. But, are you listening? Some version of this interaction takes place thousands (if not more) of times a day. Trying to communicate with someone while they are looking at their phone is an observable nonverbal cue. It communicates that their focus and attention is somewhere else. It implies that … More The Signs are There

Only the Lonely (at Work)

Quiet quitting. Bare minimum Monday. Rage quitting. Remote employees are not as committed as those that work in person. ๐Ÿ˜‘ Blah, blah, blah. Or, maybe, it has nothing to do with you or trying to harm the organization. When we stop judging, talking at or about, or pointing fingers – maybe we (or managers, leaders, … More Only the Lonely (at Work)

How do High-Intensity Emotions Impact You?

Are we always seeking the next emotional high? Researchers have studied emotions for decades considering the intensity, duration, variables, triggers, and situations. ๐˜ผ๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™˜๐™–๐™ก๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™ž๐™œ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š. The intensity of positive emotions can feel energetic or motivating, but could it ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ … More How do High-Intensity Emotions Impact You?

Active Listening Requires Your Participation

“Listening is active. At its most basic level, it’s about focus, paying attention.” – – Simon Sinek Given the diversity of employees, global teams, and remote work, effective communication is critical. In research studies conducted by Graham Bodie and Debra Worthington, they assessed four listening styles: Rฬฒeฬฒlฬฒaฬฒtฬฒiฬฒoฬฒnฬฒaฬฒlฬฒ Lฬฒiฬฒsฬฒtฬฒeฬฒnฬฒeฬฒrฬฒsฬฒ โ€“ Individuals with this focus naturally connect … More Active Listening Requires Your Participation

Remote Work did not Cause the Employee Disconnection

Organizational behavior, management, professional growth, and learning opportunities can effect employee engagement. With all of our technology connecting us across global boundaries, if we cannot acknowledge the strengths, emotions, and concerns we have and cannot speak to each other as human beings, the geographical location isn’t the problem. The human connection is. So, to foster … More Remote Work did not Cause the Employee Disconnection

Is it Better to be Trusted or Respected?

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฏ ๐——๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ Research suggests that leaders and managers tend to emphasize their competence and strength while downplaying benevolence โ€” an approach that can often undermine trust more than enhance it. Professor Kent Grayson Associate Professor of Marketing at Kellogg Institute of Management, Northwestern University, shares insights from his more than 20 years … More Is it Better to be Trusted or Respected?

Building Your Psychological Safety Tool Kit

Leaders must lead by an example of ethical actions and employee support to create the culture of beliefs and norms throughout the organization. Empathetic and authentic leaders use behaviors of influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration.ย  ๐™Š๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ ๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ช๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ข๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ … More Building Your Psychological Safety Tool Kit

The main reason employees left their job is –

โ€œ๐™€๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™š๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก-๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™—๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ฉ.โ€ Research reports from Pew Research Center, McKinsey & Company, and MIT Sloan Management determined that ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด. Dr. Kristie … More The main reason employees left their job is –

Adaptability is an Emotional Intelligence Strategy

๐—˜๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป โ€“ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ โ€“ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. There are healthier ways to respond, like reappraisal, and unhealthy ways, like avoiding or suppressing emotions. The ability to regulate our own emotions positively is one of the benefits of emotional intelligence. Our emotional perception, as well as … More Adaptability is an Emotional Intelligence Strategy