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Power at Work: What it Really Means and How to Gain Power (Even When You Think You Have None)

By Melissa Eisler |

Most people think of manipulation and deceit when they think of power at work. However, power is often misunderstood – and it is not inherently bad. The more you understand power, the more power is accessible to you. Learn about 11 types of power and find tips on how to gain more power at work.

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The Intersection of Compassion and Candor in Workplace Communication

By Melissa Eisler |

We must cleanse our organizations of the negative stigma of direct communication, and replace it with the sense of generosity. Saying something that needs to be said is a gift that strengthens people, teams, and organizations if done with care. Here is how to balance compassion and candor in your communication.

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Active Listening: 12 Levels to Enhance Your Listening Skills

By Melissa Eisler |

When most people are listening, their minds are elsewhere. By contrast, active listening is when you place all of your focus on the speaker – paying attention at 12 distinct levels. Find out what they are and how to practice them – to establish trust in your relationships, build psychological safety on your teams, and deepen your connections both personally and professionally.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler |

While feeling like a fraud is a common problem for high achievers, new research suggests there are some surprising benefits to imposter syndrome, or rather, to imposter thoughts. Here are the notable benefits, as well as some strategies you can take to strike the right balance between confidence and humility.

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Psychological Safety: What It Is and How to Build it on Your Teams

By Melissa Eisler |

Psychological safety is the secret ingredient that sets highly effective teams apart from those that are average or under-performing and the reason some teams retain long-term superstars, while others have high turnover. Once you understand what it is and why it’s so important in team cultures, you can begin to take some steps to foster more of it in your organization and environment, and ultimately create a team everyone wants to work for.

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A Strategic Leadership Paradox: Slow Down to Speed Up

By Melissa Eisler |

Moving too fast can cause errors, self-centeredness, misunderstandings, lack of innovation and strategic thinking, chaos, and so much more. Yet … it is what we do all the time. Here are six slow-down strategies for fast movers that will leave you more productive and engaged.

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9 Ways to Build Your Capacity to Manage Uncertainty

By Melissa Eisler |

For most people – uncertainty is stressful. If you’re less tolerant to the unknown and changing conditions of life, there are ways to build your capacity to manage uncertainty. In other words, you can learn to meet uncertainty with resilience. Here are nine strategies to try…

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7 Strategies to Build Your Patience Muscles

By Melissa Eisler |

While the thought of waiting for something you want or need seems easy in theory, it is much more arduous in practice. The good news is that for even the most impatient people, patience becomes easier with practice. Here are seven strategies you can use to get better at being patient.

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How to Take a Technology Break

By Melissa Eisler |

One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling focused and relaxed is technology. Learn how to set boundaries with technology and manage distractions with these tips on how to take a technology break.

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Respond Vs. React: How to Keep Your Cool in Times of Stress

By Melissa Eisler |

Would you rather be the type of person who creates ease or stress around you? Follow this trick to help you respond vs. react in stressful situations and in moments where you’re triggered – so you can invite a healthier outcome for everyone involved.

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Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler |

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler |

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler |

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler |

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler |

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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Era of Mass Distraction

By Melissa Eisler |

We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness, with technology that doesn’t support us staying present. What can we do to change this?

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Morning Routines: Why and How to Start

By Melissa Eisler |

The first thing you do when you wake up will set the tone for your entire day. Follow this guide to design a morning routine that’ll set you up for success.

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