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Listening: Is Paraphrasing Really Necessary?

 

We all believe we are good listeners.  We may believe we have an innate talent for grasping the facts and feelings quickly, without having to talk about things over and over again. But we might want to consider paraphrasing, just to be sure.

Paraphrasing seems to take a lot of time and effort, however, it can actually save time, save […]

Listening: Is Paraphrasing Really Necessary?2020-06-15T06:23:30-05:00

Listening: Aren’t Hearing and Listening the Same Thing?

 

You probably attend a lot of important meetings, some face to face and others virtually.  You may find it difficult listen to people all day long.  Sometimes, it is hard to pay attention and remember everything or anything.  Sometimes we are not sure if we are really listening, or just hearing voices.

The bottom line is, there is a difference […]

Listening: Aren’t Hearing and Listening the Same Thing?2020-06-09T11:59:06-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Regulation: How Do I Understand My Emotions and Respond Appropriately?

 

One of the key elements of emotional intelligence is the ability to listen more closely and respond more thoughtfully.

We have all heard the phrase, “I need some time to collect my thoughts.”  That ability, to slow down the mind, and think, and respond, rather than react, is a critical element of self-regulation and emotional intelligence.

Listening and understanding your emotions […]

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Regulation: How Do I Understand My Emotions and Respond Appropriately?2020-03-20T12:46:08-05:00

Avoid These Three Common Mistakes When Dealing with Change

I have been delivering more and more webinars from my home office these days.  In a couple of weeks, I will be delivering a webinar on Embracing Change, again, for Randstad RiseSmart.  They partner with companies across the globe to help them take an innovative approach to talent mobility, into, through, […]

Avoid These Three Common Mistakes When Dealing with Change2020-03-20T12:46:09-05:00

Stress Management: What About Friends?

 

I’m sure you have a lot of friends, personally, and professionally.  Often, we try not to discuss the stressful events in our life with them.  We don’t want to burden them with our problems.  Besides, when we are down, some friends would suggest that we just have fun and paint the town red, whatever that means.

However, sharing our predicaments […]

Stress Management: What About Friends?2020-03-20T12:46:12-05:00
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