What Changes Do You Want This Year?

This is the time of year that I like to choose 3 words that will be my theme for the year. Last year my three words were: health, focus and joy. This works much better for me than making resolutions. This year I have chosen simplify, playful, and I’m keeping joy. These three words will […]

Do You Use This Skill to Decrease Stress?

Stress is your reaction to people or things going on around you. It can be when something good happens like getting a job you want, going on a vacation or when something bad happens, such as illness, a traffic ticket or tension at home. Three common triggers for stress are: Too much to do and not enough time to do […]

Does Strategic Optimism Help Leaders Lead?

Information from over ten years of research in the areas of Positive Psychology and Positive Organizational Psychology are being used in businesses and organizations to create Strategic Optimism. Strategic Optimism means having a positive expectation for the future that contributes to flourishing and well-being. Human flourishing is described as the sum of positive emotions, positive actions […]

8 Tips to Increase Creative Ideas in Children and Others

In general, young children are naturally creative. Sometimes they come up with more ideas than you can keep up with. They also suggest a lot of things that you know won’t work. This can happen with adults too. How is it best to respond to these situations? 1. Encouraging creativity or innovation in children and […]

Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence Helps

There has been an increase in requests for the training I do in the area of Emotional Intelligence over the last two years. According to the 2011 Sherpa Executive Coaching survey, there is renewed interest in helping emerging leaders get better at their role. Emerging leaders want personal development that increases confidence, motivation and communication […]

Facts to Know about Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence looks at how we handle ourselves and our relationships. It is your ability to think intelligently about your feelings regarding events and how your thoughts and feelings influence your actions. In work situations, new measures of success require not only being smart, well trained, and experienced but also how well you handle yourself […]

What Positive Psychology Can Do for You

Are you confused or curious about what Positive Psychology is and how it can be helpful to you? The term Positive Psychology was basically unknown eight years ago.  Today there are numerous books, newspaper and magazine articles mentioning how you can be happier and live a meaningful life based on the scientific research findings from […]