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5 Ways to Recognize, Celebrate and Engage your Employees!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 3:44:39 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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You can’t always motivate everyone at the same time... but you can create an environment that is motivating.

When your work life is busy both stress and tension can rise, bringing the opportunity for conflicts and power struggles to rise with it. It is in these times that we can lose sight of what is important and meaningful as we rush from meeting to meeting or from deadline to deadline.

 

It's reason for concern, isn’t it?

When it’s super busy and you see people’s frustration and exhaustion grow,  

how do you create an environment that is motivating?

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5 ways to get back to happy (and productive) when you need it most!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2018 6:59:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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Are you too busy for happiness?

 

 

"The greatest success we will achieve will not be money 

or how high we climbed on the corporate ladder,

it will be happiness." ~ Dale Allen

 

Happiness is often how we define ourselves.

In your own way (usually unconsciously) you continually assess your happiness in all that you do.

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3 Common Team Challenges and How to Move Beyond Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 11:48:04 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence, mental health, teamwork

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The busier we are, our minds get cluttered and we can grow less patient and less focused.

This busy-ness increases the likelihood of being reactive to any stressors - traffic jams, a missed deadline, office/family politics - and less likely to feel happy, productive and effective.  

 

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Can your communication improve mental health?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2018 7:11:08 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence, mental health

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Imagine if you were feeling overwhelmed at work:

  • the workload is increasing,
  • you are understaffed,  
  • there are last minute requests,
  • there are behaviours in the office that clash with your values,
  • people around you are stressed…

Do such stressors ever impact your emotional well-being (mental health)?

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How to Reduce Stress or Anxiety in 1 Minute

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 10:22:51 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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Looking for a way to keep calm and stay balanced during conflict? Want a simple way to soothe away tension during a stressful work day?  Need a break to refocus your attention?  

Here’s a one-minute breathing exercise that will help. Guaranteed.

 

 

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3 Conscious Communication Strategies to Reclaim Your Time

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Let’s control our energy and how we experience the time we use.

 

Purpose

  • To remove the guilt and anxiousness associated with time pressure
  • To raise awareness of how you can better enjoy the time you have
  • To shift perspective, the LENS you currently look through, regarding your time use
  • To practice a more conscious way of feeling more productive

 

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Workplace Stress: 4 Ways to Stress Reduction

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Conflict, Leadership

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Workplace stress is an occupational hazard at any position and in any organization. However, there are a number of ways to reduce workplace stress. Let’s look at a few reasons to  reduce stress, and some ways that you can create a healthier, happier workplace.

Stress acts as a barrier to productivity, health and happiness. Prolonged stress takes a toll on our bodies, our minds, and our work – and as with many physical reactions, it all starts with the brain. 

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How to Overcome Resistance with the PRISE Model Questionnaire

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2018 9:45:23 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Could having a model to guide your communication - that minimizes threat reactions (like fear and resistance) and maximizes openness, approachability and engagement - be helpful to you and your team?

 

Over centuries, we (humans:) have had deep urges to discover the ‘truth’ about how life actually works: what motivates us, what inspires us, what scares us, and most importantly why we behave the way we do.

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Minimize Conflict and Disagreement Blues by Deepening Your Awareness

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Conflict, Confidence, Relationships

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I admit, I don't really want to minimize conflict. I know conflicts and disagreements are going to happen. You know what I really want? I want to minimize those all-too-familiar anxious feelings that arise in me when I am in conflict. Here's what has helped:

In the midst of disagreement, it is possible to create an environment where  blame, shame, guilt and fear are minimized. If we can do this, we can ensure the following:

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How to Work with Resistance

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2018 11:20:07 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Change, conflict, stress and overwhelm can all lead to resistance...

… and resistance is one of the most challenging leadership issues you will experience. It clouds over the actual goals, intentions and priorities, making it challenging for your team members, clients and colleagues to progress.

But have you noticed that when you try to push back against someone’s resistance, you often make it stronger? And this creates a cycle of fear and reluctance that hinders your ability to help team members perform well.

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