5 Steps to Breaking bad habits

With the start of a new year our thoughts naturally are drawn to a review of the last year and what we hope to achieve in the new.

We consider some resolutions, and I have a post on forming new habits. But the converse of that is stopping BAD habits. If you can change your behaviour to dispense with those habits you no longer desire.… Read more

The 7 habits of creating good habits

With the new year upon us, many will be embarking on new years resolutions.

For most of us, these resolutions tend to collapse even before January ends and there’s good reason for that. When you begin any new self-improvement program, your enthusiasm is high and you’re motivated by the pleasure of what you want or the pain of what you don’t want.… Read more

3 ways to Enhance your Work eQ

I’ve introduced the concept of Emotional Intelligence (eQ) and I’d like to take it further, and to  provide you with some simple steps to enhance your personal eQ.

Following some of these steps will enable you to realign your work-life back into balance, reduce stress, and potentially resolve current conflict (and avoid future conflicts). By connecting with your emotions at work, you’ll be better equipped to identify, handle, and avoid difficult situations before they escalate.… Read more

How to Work with someone you Dislike

I’ve worked with quite a few people that i have disliked. I disliked them for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the relationship coped with working together. Sometimes not. Rather than just avoiding these people- my original strategy- there are times when you must work closely with people you struggle to like and so struggle to work with.

The concepts of behavioural preferences, as described through DISC, and of emotional intelligence can help you deal effectively with difficult people and situations.… Read more

Two BIG benefits of enhancing Workplace eQ

Last week one of the people I work with, part time, resigned.

Its sad, she was a good team member a good worker, but the lack of good emotional skills in our workplace contributed to her resignation.

Looking back on my career, most of the great people that resigned from my teams did so because of a personal clash with co-workers or bosses.… Read more