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The Power of Emotion

The Power of Emotion

A recent presentation with several colleagues at a training retreat in Toronto for professional mediators opened my eyes to something I had not really thought about before. It was fascinating. Most of the mediators were lawyers who have tired of, or burned-out from,...

How Trust Is Like Marbles In A Jar

How Trust Is Like Marbles In A Jar

Author-Researcher Brené Brown’s abiding interest in the subject of “trust” was heightened by an experience her daughter Ellen had at school when a friend betrayed her trust. Speaking at a UCLA-based Oprah Winfrey Super Soul Session, Brown used a marble jar positive...

Grrrrrrrrr! When Unfairness Gets Personal – Part 2 of 2

Grrrrrrrrr! When Unfairness Gets Personal – Part 2 of 2

It’s startling to experience a sudden burst of intense emotion. It often feels like anger! Where did it come from? What’s it about? It could be from unfairness, injustice or humiliation — all justified causes of anger. However, anger is often a “secondary”...

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe: TED Talk by Simon Sinek

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe: TED Talk by Simon Sinek

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests that it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure — who draws staffers into a “circle of trust.” Sinek opens his TED Talk with a story about Congressional Medal of Honor winner Captain William...

Attitude Is Everything!

Attitude Is Everything!

During the past several weeks, I have experienced a heightened awareness of the powerful impact of attitude in my life as well as that of others. I have felt uplifted and grateful for the positive and encouraging attitudes of those dealing with life-changing...