Why Choose Stress?
By John J. Murphy, guest contributor
You are a business leader about to give a keynote address. You are a student about to take an exam. You are a job seeker about to go into an interview. You are a basketball player about to shoot a game winning free throw. You are a mother caring for a sick child or elderly parent. How do you feel? Poised and confident? Relaxed and at ease? Or, nervous, anxious and stressed?
It doesn’t matter which scenario you find yourself in. We all face challenges in lif…
Should You Be Your Authentic Self at Work?
By Patricia Thompson, guest contributor
When I began my career as a management consultant, I was reluctant to be authentic. As a Black female who had just finished grad school, I was all too aware of potential negative stereotypes that others might have about me based on my age, gender, and race. As a result, I made it my mission to come across as pulled together, polished, and serious at all times.
To prevent any concerns about how knowledgeable I was, I led with my intelligence. At the same …
How to Be a Better Human at Work
By Schuyler Brown, guest contributor
Many of us are aware of the mindfulness revolution currently happening in corporate America, but perhaps less of us know about the interest in empathy that’s coming on its heels. Over the past few years, I’ve received requests to teach empathy at a social media giant, a large healthcare company, and a worldwide leader in hospitality. These companies have been early to the practice because their business models rely on interpersonal skills—building and keepin…