Are members of your staff like oil and water – not mixing well enough to become a team? As a manager, you’ve seen the stress involved, and are not immune to their feelings as well as the pressure from your … Continue reading
How many times do you play the same situation over and over again? What is your reaction when someone says “We tried that before and it didn’t work”? Using the ladder of influence, you start with the facts that you … Continue reading
Points to Ponder : “Few minds wear out; more rust out” -Christian Nestell Bovee How often do you exercise your brain? You may say you do it every day — after all, you think, analyze, ponder, assess, and imagine each … Continue reading
When we are under stress, we regress to the behaviors that we are most comfortable with, the ones that we can do without conscious thought.In the middle of an argument, we may find we behave the same way we did … 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
Yes there really is a sickness called “Hurry Up Syndrome”! I knew this disease existed, I was surprised that it had a real scientific name! According to University of Manchester’s Dr. James Reason, this time crunch that we operate under … Continue reading
A recent safety reported the top ten threats to safety: Mission Preparation/Operational Pressure 93% Excessive Workload 84% Communication Difficulties 75% . . . Distractions 28% Pilot 17% Assume
while en route to your neo-cortex can cause you all sorts of problems! A key point to know is how your brain reacts to threats. We feel before we think. Emotions come before thoughts. Your amygdala houses your emotions and … 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.
Doodle with your non-dominant hand 3-5 minutes. This refocuses your thoughts and relaxes your tense mind.