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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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How to Get Over a Mistake

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 1:05:49 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Conflict, Leadership, Influence

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If we are supposed to learn from our mistakes, why are we so afraid to make them?

Has anyone ever misinterpreted or misunderstood what you said or intended? Have you ever misunderstood what someone meant and then reacted to? We make mistakes every day, large and small, from epic fails to minor faux pas: deadlines will be missed, a tone of voice will hurt, you will deliver something and your boss will not be pleased, your kids will think you’re a bad parent. 

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3 Steps to Creating (Conflict) Resolutions in the Workplace and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 1:08:07 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Conflict, Leadership, Influence

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While we often resolve to do something more, better, different at the beginning of a year, we rarely take the time to consider the conflicts that these resolutions create, and how we’ll deal with them.

 

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Raise a Little Hell To Get What You Want

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2017 9:37:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Most everyone we coach thinks that their experience is different from everyone else's. And they’re right.  There’s no one with the exact same reactions as you. This is your  fingerprint. Your snowflake.

That’s also what makes us all the same! We all react to and are stressed by thoughts and situations every day. And when you slow down to think about it, the triggers are often very similar.
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Changing Perspective Changes Results

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2017 8:16:57 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Conflict, Leadership

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Reframing... sometimes we just need to see things differently. 
 
Reframing is seeing a situation from a different perspective. It can be really helpful in problem solving and in conflictual situations where you want to move from a stuck place. At times when you're feeling confused, puzzled, or you have a big decision to make, reframing can be amazing and it also really then helps in learning.
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