Not all meetings are productive or energizing. Difficult interpersonal dynamics, office politics, power struggles, stonewalling and competitive drives that override the collective good can cause meetings to go off track and fail. Unless you’re very clear about specific goals, you run the risk of wasting everyone’s time. While it should be obvious, and it […]
In a previous post, I introduced the idea of competing commitments and how they interfere with accomplishing goals and making the changes we want. Since many of my coaching clients come to me in January with resolutions to work on, it’s important to understand why change is so hard. Take the following example: Many people […]
Put simply, some people are optimists and others are pessimists. However, optimism isn’t an accident—it’s a skill that can be learned, one that can help us feel better and greatly improve our lives.
People who are successful in life measure high on assessments of optimistic attitudes. It would be easy to presume they are optimistic because they are successful, but there is enough research to show that the optimism comes first.