Articles tagged with: Emotional Intelligence

Productive Conflict

Presented by Michelle Braden, CEO on Wednesday, 09 September 2015. Posted in Webinars, All Posts

MSBCoach Conflict Competency Model

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DATE: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
COST: Free

Conflict is a normal and necessary part of healthy relationships yet is is one of the greatest challenges for most leaders. Some leaders completely avoid conflict at all cost and other leaders embrace it every chance they get ... which in turn, causes people to avoid them. As leaders we must learn to be confident in leading ourselves and others through proper conflict resolution. When a leader mismanages conflict it can harm relationships, break down trust and have long term results on projects… ultimately hitting the bottom line and affecting the entire organization. On the contrary when conflict is handled in a respectful and positive way, it creates the opportunity for the following:

  • growth
  • clarity
  • commitment
  • strengthens the bond between team members
  • increases buy-in

Through learning the skills you need for successful conflict resolution (which includes managing conflicts between your team members as a mediator), you can face disagreements with confidence and keep your personal and professional relationships strong and growing. 

 

 

Can Less Be More?

Presented by Michelle Braden, CEO on Wednesday, 09 December 2015. Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Can Less Be More?

DATE: Wednesday, December 09, 2015
TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
COST: Free

Everything in our our culture centers on doing more... more emails, more meetings, more reduction of staff and budget cuts... the list is endless. In the race between you and the clock – who wins? Would you rather manage a difficult employee than try to manage your time? And who has enough time for the extras – hobbies, volunteer work, and family!? When did family become an extra? In this informative session we will explore solutions for balancing time for work, home, and self, help you introduce effective time management techniques for you and your team, and discuss what to do when the unexpected comes along and rocks your boat. We will discuss how to focus on what is most important, how less can be more and the principle of "When I go slow..... I go fast"

  • How to structure your schedule so that you are ready for deadlines and not surprised by them
  • How to become aware of your energy cycle so you can use it to your advantage
  • How to train your staff to manage their time so that their crises don’t become yours
  • How to set boundaries and say "no" with confidence when you need to 

 

 

The Power of Habit: Part I

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in Webinars, All Posts

The Power of Habit: Part I

DATE: March 11, 2015

TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
COST: Free

Think of something that took you a really long time to learn – for me it was skiing.  It was so difficult to stay up on those two pieces wood. I had to devote a lot of mental energy, not to mention the physical energy, trying to remember all the things that I needed to do.  It took a lot of practice on that “bunny hill” before I dared to conquer the mountain.  But with persistence and practice, it became easier and easier. Soon I no longer had to think about what I needed to do – it just happened “naturally."  We constantly read about successful people who seem to be able to do things so easily – it seems so natural for them.  In reality these successful people have developed good, productive habits.     

"Skiing, exercising, speaking, training, sales techniques, the way we handle finances, and every other habit-forming activity all follow the same behavioral and neurological patterns," says Charles Duhigg in his book The Power of Habit.  His book explores the science behind why we do what we do and the power of habits in our lives.

In part one of this webinar we will discuss:

  • How every habit starts
  • Why habits are nearly impossible to break
  • Steps to create new productive habits

What Does Your Leadership "Selfie" Look Like?

Written by Andrea Wright Posted in Blog

What Does Your Leadership

“Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson, is one of my favorite songs.  This song summarizes an important thought... if we want our world to be a better place, it begins with each one of us. If you buy in to the words of this song and want to be a change in the world.... you need to realize this includes being the change you want to see in your organizations as well. Being "the change and making a difference" requires a different way of thinking.  Ask yourself, “How do I engage with others? What is my leadership presence? Do I carry out my work with integrity?” 

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Coping While in Limbo

Written by Stasia Rice Posted in Blog, All Posts

How to Manage Yourself During Life Transitions

Life is filled with change.  Most of us will experience quite a few significant life altering changes in our lives and careers.   Perhaps it’s a promotion, a new career path, a move to another city or the birth of a child.  Transition is part of life.

These CAN be very exciting and welcome changes, however I’ve noticed that they all come with that “waiting period”.  I dread this “limbo” because more often than not, I’m not fully in control of the situation but I can’t move forward till circumstances or decisions outside of my control are to be made.   I feel the most anxiety and frustration in my life during these unavoidable limbo periods.

  • Waiting for that position to open up so I can apply.
  • Waiting for our employer to determine where we will be stationed next.
  • Waiting for the opportunities of my next career to begin to come to fruition.

I have to imagine I’m not the only one that finds it difficult to be patient.  However, I’ve learned that the more I fuss, or worry, or try to push the decisions and circumstances, the worse I feel.  And strangely enough it seems like that limbo period is longer and more painful that if I had just let things unfold.

But let’s face it… I’m probably a little too ‘type A’ to just sit back and wait, so I’ll share with you some of the ACTIONS I have taken that do actually help to manage the stress of limbo and maybe make it just that much more tolerable.

Prepare – Do what you can to be ready for that change.  Study and get that next degree or certification.  Build your network and be open to the opportunities as they present themselves.  Use this time wisely, because just waiting for the apples to appear won’t help when you haven’t planted the seeds.

Contingency Plan – In circumstances where there are factors or decision out of my control – I have found that if I plan for the 2-3 circumstances that COULD happen I felt more content to just wait and see which scenario comes to fruition.   Knowing your bases are covered not only gives you ease that you can handle what ever comes your way, but it helps to keep your mind occupied while you wait!

Focus Inward – As I have moved from one career or one stage of life to the next, and found myself in the  ‘development stage’ of that next step, one critical and rewarding ACTION I could take was to be more self-aware.  Ask yourself:  What did I learn from this previous career or stage in life?  What did I love?  What did I hate?  What would I do more of? What will I change in the next stage?  Take stock and set yourself up for a more informed and mindful next step.

Self-Care – Take time during this transition to take care of yourself.  When we are stressed, we feel the effects physically in our bodies and minds. Keep up with, or start, a regular self-care routine that included a healthy diet, regular exercise and plenty of water.  It’s often the first thing that we forget but is so critical to ability to cope with that stress!

Spend Time with your Passions – Do more of the things that make you happy.  What are the things that make you light up? Deliberately spend more time doing these things when in limbo.  Your spirit will be fed and you will have less time to worry.  Explore those things you never had time to or wish you had.  You might even find a way to incorporate them more regularly into your next big stage in life.

Limbo can feel terrible because it’s a time of inaction and waiting for the next big thing… these ACTIONS, while not changing the situation, make good use of that time by lessening stress and focusing on what you CAN do!

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