Time for Points to Ponder The Habits of Mind of Professional Behavior* … This can bring up many different habits — think before speaking, don’t cuss or use inappropriate words, keep an open mind ….. and these may have a direct … Continue reading
Words can comfort us, excite us, or set us off. There is a one in five chance that our message will be misunderstood. When we use words that immediately raise the defenses of the receiver of our messages, these words … Continue reading
Think of one specific word that makes you smile — remember to say aloud that word when you feel tension and stress rising in your body.
Social emotions shame,guilt jealousy have more thinking involved than basic emotions joy,love,anger. Latter more instinct & survival-based.
Emotions are the basis for our thoughts, but to change our emotions and our reactions, we must change our thoughts.
You don’t know why it happens yet it does. You see someone you dislike and your defenses rise up like a rocket. You can feel your muscles tense, your jaw tighten and words that want to erupt from your throat. … Continue reading
If you believe the research that your eyes sends bits and pieces of information about your environment to your brain and that this information what you believe is true based on your past emotional experiences. Are you seeing and interpreting … Continue reading
Many people ‘wander’ through life not cognizant of the effect they have on others. Others simply do not care – they are who they are and they will not change their people-interaction-skills or techniques for anyone. They believe it is … Continue reading
Electronic communication is our way of life and unfortunately oftentimes our primary method of communication. The same words can be read and interpreted several different ways, especially when all words are uniform (no bold, italics or emoticons). For instance, how … Continue reading
When cooperation with coworkers is at a low level, conflict increases, productivity decreases, tempers are shortened, deadlines are missed and safety is compromised. These high stress levels fuel conflict and disharmony, which directly affects productivity and damages your safety culture. … Continue reading