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When Fighting with Your Boss, Protect Yourself First

Courtesy of Harvard Business Review by Annie McKee Have you ever felt like your boss is out to get you? Maybe you’re paranoid. But then again, maybe not. There are a lot of bad bosses out there, leaders who aren’t … Continue reading

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Why We Fight at Work

By: Annie McKee Courtesy of Harvard Business Review http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/06/why-we-fight-at-work/   Disagreements and debate at work are healthy. Fighting is not. That’s because fighting with one’s boss is just as confusing and destructive as fighting with a powerful family member. Fighting … Continue reading

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NBC Story on Teleos’ Medical School Partner: Doctors with Emotional Intelligence Make House Calls

Pothering is in the “Select” Program at the University of South Florida.

Not only did he have to pass the MCAT to get in, he had to pass an emotional intelligence test commonly taken by CEO candidates.

“We want to make sure that these students exhibit not only the qualities that will make them outstanding physicians, outstanding clinicians, but also leaders,” explains Dr. Alicia Monroe, Vice Dean of Educational Affairs at USF’s College of Medicine. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Commitments to Yourself

So as 2012 began, I set the goal of exercising every day for 30 days straight. I called it my exercise “streak.” Today is Day #33. Continue reading

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Positivity: If this 3 year old can do it, what about you?

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Sustenance in Today’s World: The Difference between Appetite and Hunger

These days, we often get very little nutrition out of our lives. From the food we eat to the products we consume, to the work we do, it seems that we have barely scratched the surface of the value they provide before we are busy consuming something else. Continue reading

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Life Lessons from 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Many of the Challengers we have worked with and researched have said something similar to us about their work in organisational life. Most of them have a story of a defining moment or moments when they stood for something that seemed impossible to achieve; took a position against a greater force; championed an unpopular cause; found a way of living on the edge of the established way of doing things, or accepted being marginalised for the sake of what they wanted to achieve. Continue reading

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The Steve Jobs Phenomenon: 3 Steps to Bring Your Purpose to Work Everyday

He was great at computers, but clearly loved design and style. His passion for aesthetic in its most beautiful and practical application was and is inspiring. I can recall bringing home an iMac about 8 years ago and putting on the desk in my living room with it’s sleek, clean design—and thinking, “I want everything in my life to be that sleek, useful, brilliant.” Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, on purpose, in a non-judgmental and open way, as Kabat-Zinn (2005) states, “as if your life really mattered.” Mindfulness is about making contact with yourself and the world around you, including the people in it. Continue reading

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Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team

Research on motivation and the role of the brain points to many important insights for leaders and managers trying to respond proactively to burnt out on their teams. Most importantly, leaders must understand that all motivation—whether at work or at play—share the same neural pathway. Tapping into that pathway is the job of the leader—and understanding the brain can help. Continue reading

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