Category Archives: Emotions

Thrown Under the Bus? 8 Tips on Dealing with Unfair Criticism

Sooner or later…sooner if you’re in a leadership position…you will get thrown under the bus by receiving unfair criticism from a boss or colleague. Unfair criticism comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it shows up in your annual performance review when … Continue reading

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6 Causes and Cures for Defensiveness In Relationships

Your defensiveness is killing your relationships and you don’t even realize it. What? Me being defensive? I’m not defensive! YOU’RE the one that’s always defensive! That’s a classic defensive response to a piece of feedback. Throw up a wall, rebut the … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Limit Leadership OCD (No, not that OCD)

In today’s social media driven world where everyone feels the need to brand themselves in the best light possible, it’s easy to develop leadership OCD – Obsessive Comparison Disorder. Studies have shown the extensive use of Facebook has been linked … Continue reading

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Do You Manage Conflict or Does It Manage You? 5 Strategies for Success

Conflict gets a bad rap. Most people tend to view conflict as a bad thing, automatically assuming it has to be an adversarial win or lose situation. The reality is that conflict is inevitable in relationships and it isn’t inherently … Continue reading

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5 Strategies to Cultivate a Healthy Leadership Spirit

Leading in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world takes its toll on the best of us. If we aren’t careful, the stress and difficulty of leadership can quickly become a burden that negatively shapes our perspective and causes us … Continue reading

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