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Positive Relationship Building: Surround Yourself with People who Get Sh*t Done

Truly extraordinary people avoid spending time with mediocre friends for a reason – even if you are brilliant, you could change if you’re sticking with the wrong crowd. Instead, spend time with people who inspire you, who share your values, who you can learn from and who make you a better person. Spend time with energetic, optimistic people who get sh*t done, and you will too.

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How to Have a Positive Career Development Conversation with Your Boss

Having a career development conversation with your leader can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be hard. By planning for the conversation, being honest about your short-term and long-term goals, establishing clarity around how your learning plan ties into the business need and asking for actionable feedback, you can own your development and drive your career forward. 

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More than Listening to Understand, We Need to Listen to Connect

We struggle with conversations not because we don’t know the right thing to say, but because we are poor listeners. While conventional science has preached that we seek to listen to understand, not to respond, we need to take it one step further –  listen to connect, not judge or reject. When we do so, we expand the space between us and others. We create a greater shared meaning, enable trust, and become better communicators. 

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Start with Strengths

Strengths psychology is based on the premise that instead of focusing on what is wrong with people, we should focus on what is right with people. Imagine if you were able to do only the things that you do best at work. How productive would you be? Each of us has a unique set of talents that we are born with. Take this short quiz to help you discover where your natural strengths may lie!