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How can you learn to stay calm and collected when dealing with difficult people? What are the 6 steps to start building a culture of presence at work? What is the biggest barrier to effective leadership and creating a workplace where people feel empowered?
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15 Tips to Mindfully Work with Difficult People
John J. Murphy
One of the most common challenges we face in the workplace is conflict with other people. Maybe it is a boss who gets under our skin. Or maybe it is a colleague who rubs us the wrong way. In any case, we know it instantly. We feel it. Our heart rate increases. Our stress hormones kick into gear. We may even begin to sweat. Now, we have proof that this difficult person is responsible for how we feel. The evidence is clear. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It is quite common to feel victimized by the blame game. Shifting power and responsibility away from oneself to some external source is a routine practice for countless individuals. And if you feel annoyed by any external factor, you are one of them....continue reading
Building a Culture of Presence at Work
In the middle of life's storms, presence can help us make better decisions in stressful environments and help us stay centered and responsive versus reactive. Operating from this place helps us to grow our resilience and not deplete our energy. The future of work requires a commitment to the mental well-being of people. Regardless of the amazing products, services, or technology a company may be offering, its greatest resource is its people. Without the well-being of an organization's human capital, success is not sustainable. As a social entrepreneur, management consultant, and executive coach for over a decade, I continue to be surprised at how many organizations understand this in theory, but not in practice....continue reading
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