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How Positive Intelligence can boost your career

So you’ve decided to apply for a new job or promotion, but the entire time you are filling out the application form, you hear a voice that says “nope, don’t have that; nope, haven’t done that; nope, have no experience with that” and on it goes. By the time you get to the end of the application you have completely talked yourself out of applying for the job! The same thing happens in your current...

How Positive Intelligence can help you create new habits

Making change can be fleeting. Often people will take a course which is inspiring at the time and, then, the application of the learning from the course goes by the wayside when they get out of the course environment, back to their work and personal lives. We tend to go on the autopilot of our habits. As the saying goes, “Old habits die hard!” – Benjamin Franklin. What is positive Intelligence...

What are you learning and noting about how to lead through change?

Although this time is chaotic and challenging for many, it is an amazing time for learning.  There is the saying that we learn from our experiences; however, it is in reflecting on our experiences that we learn. Following are three questions that you can use to support your reflection: What are you doing to process what is happening?How are you observing the new environment we are in? From...

“Millennials”

I have heard many comments this year about the challenges of managing Millennials.  Often the word, Millennials, is used in a derogatory manner.  This often surprises me as I see so much benefit that Millennials can bring. When I listen to what Millennials tend to ask for, they are things that earlier generations – Traditional, Baby Boomer, and Gen X – wanted to ask but did...

Time for a new pair of shades?

Time for a new pair of shades? Earlier this month, I was dropping off a relative at the airport. As I was heading out, at the drive through parking pay station, I noticed that a person was having difficulty exiting and the attendant was assisting them. Meanwhile, at another parking station, I was attempting to pay for my parking and the payment instruction screen was blank. I assumed the issue...

The Joy of Anticipation – anticipation sets us up for positive momentum

Recently, it occurred to me that the joy of something in the future comes not only from the thought of that something but may also come from the anticipation and preparation for it.  For example, I have an upcoming trip.  Certain preparations will create benefit while on the trip:  learning some Spanish, refreshing scuba diving skills, and gathering warm-weather clothing.  These could seem like...

Women Making a Difference – a retrospective look

Women Making a Difference – a retrospective look Who comes to mind for women from history that made a profound, positive impact in their world, the world? Some possibilities: Susan B Anthony, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, Marie Curie, Mother Teresa, Ann Frank, Eleanor Roosevelt, Princess Diana, Emily Carr, Nellie McClung, Maya Angelou, … there are many more. How about closer to home? A special...

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