When facing extremely negative circumstances, your ability to make a difference can seem inadequate. This resulting sense of helplessness can cause you to freeze up and do nothing. Don’t give up. There are actions you can take so you don’t feel so helpless.
Posts Tagged: Emotions
Uncomfortable with discomfort? This post will lay out several ways to feel instant relief in a heated moment, both personally and professionally.
There are six things we need to know about the brain if we are going to be able to make healthy decisions, regulate our emotions, collaborate with others and facilitate change in the workplace.
Emotions play a big role in our personality. Sometimes they cloud our judgement and at other times they enhance the relationships around us. We spend a large percentage of our lives in the workplace. It’s only natural to let our emotions out from time to time.
Fear. Anger. Excitement. Relief. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s safe to say that this presidential election brought emotions to the forefront. While we reflect on the circumstances, actions, and results of the last few months, I can’t help but observe the powerful role emotions play in our decision-making.
As the presidential election nears, talking with your coworkers has gotten increasingly treacherous. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, independent, or undecided voter, in order to not make enemies at work, you need to learn how to agree to disagree.
Taking the time to “understand the other person” and listen to “emotions behind words” will not only enhance your communication skills, but build trust with your career and life partners.
Think about the last time you went through airport security. Or applied for federal benefits. Or paid your taxes. How did those experiences make you feel? What specific emotions did they invoke in you? Did you feel comforted, hopeful, and valued – or insulted, frustrated, and nervous? Questions like these are the most important thingsRead… Read more »
What a rough past month it has been for public servants from across Canada. All told, around 12,000 notices have gone out to public servants represented by the Public Service Commission. Personally, I am unaffected by the recent job cuts. During these tough times, it is hard to not feel survivor’s guilt as the processRead… Read more »
One of the aspects of Diversity2.0 is the focus unconscious biases as a universal condition that all of us are prone. The article in the Scientific American, “Buried Prejudice: The Bigot in Your Brain” is a well written piece that describes in detail how the natural condition of human beings is to unconsciously discriminate againstRead… Read more »