Trust is Contextual not Blanket

“Do I trust this leader, individual or organization?” is rarely the right question.  That assumes “blanket trust.”

Trust is typically more about the context of situation or interaction. You might trust your plumber to fix your pipes, but not to give you financial advice. You may trust XYZ’s product, but you may not trust it’s a great place to work at.

Instead ask, “Do I trust [person/organization] to do [what]?” Then it’s directed at the specific situation and not a blanket statement.

This also goes to the nature of trust and how we use in the world and with relationships!

Emotional Intelligence in Business Conversations

Many times you can’t choose the emotions you feel (although your self-awareness and thoughts can dictate quite a bit). BUT you CAN choose which emotions you share (and react to).

Self-awareness and emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions and your emotional landscape.

It’s also in part recognizing filtering them and learning how to express them appropriately and respectfully in business settings.

The old adage think before you speak also works with your emotions!

Learn to Say NO in Business

Just say no immediately than say yes and then drop the ball because your too busy (and you knew you were when you said yes). Key point: Manage expectations appropriately. 

If you’re not going to make time, don’t give people false hope. Just set boundaries and tell them the truth.

And perhaps you could help them in a week, month, etc. Tell them that and have them check back in with you. 

Speak your truth and others will respect you.

#leadership #manager #hr #selfawareness #communication #boundaries #relationshipadvice #growth #executivecoach #development 

Friend or Foe in the Workplace? Choose Wisely

Narratives (we create) and our expectations of others directly influence our interactions and relationships.

For example: View others as competitors, and you’ll create a world with enemies in it. 

View others as collaborators, and you’ll create a world of allies and advocates. 

It often comes down to the blueprint of how we see the world and the choices we make. 

Thoughts->thought patters->actions->habits->identity. 

 #relationships #leadership #teamengagement #growthmindset #competition # #humanconnection #humanresources #success #career #thoughts 

Secret to Get Introverts to Speak Up in Meetings

Challenge: In meetings, not everyone’s voice is being heard, which limits problem solving, innovation and teamwork. This happens for several reason including:

1) People who talk the most sometimes have the worst ideas or they prevent other people from speaking because they monopolize the time.

2) Introverts often don’t speak up (for various reasons)

3) Some people fear speaking up or don’t believe they can add to the conversation

Solution: “Train” everyone in the team to speak up and show them it’s “safe” to do so. You’ll improve communication, collaboration and teamwork

How? Pair people up to pitch one another’s ideas in a team meeting. 

#introvert #teamwork #teambuilding #humanresources #leadership #managementtraining #communication #meetings #productivitytips #psychologicalsafety #executivecoaching

Smiling Depression is a Workplace Danger

Sometimes when people are smiling and happy they are really silently suffering on the inside. 15%+ of depressed individuals put on their happy face (see the below article). They call it “smiling depression.”

Support others by allowing them to be real and authentic instead of feeling pressured to put on a brave face, be positive and be in a good mood.

Learn to create a psychological safe environment where people can be where they are currently at emotionally. Otherwise you are creating a culture of impression making where people are acting to fit in. That’s toxic and kills morale and performance.

#depression #mentalhealth #culturechange #humanconnection #humanresources #employeedevelopment #relationshipcoaching #support #happiness 

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