How to Thrive in a Multi-Generational Workplace

Avoiding Conflict and Creating Opportunity Respect and acceptance are vital for a successful multi-generational team.   Terry is 22 years old, and an enthusiastic new starter at your organization.   This is the career that he’s wanted since high school and, now that he’s got his degree and joined your team, he’s impatient to impress[…]

Improve Your Relationships With Effective Communication Skills

Conflict in a relationship is virtually inevitable. In itself, conflict isn’t a problem; how it’s handled, however, can bring people together or tear them apart. Poor communication skills, disagreements, and misunderstandings can be a source of anger and distance or a springboard to a stronger relationship and a happier future.   Tips for Effective Communication[…]

Is Your Partner Optimistic? Why That Impacts Your Health as You Age

  Researchers say being in a romantic relationship with an optimist may help you avoid cognitive decline as you age. Optimistic people tend to exhibit healthier behaviors that are linked to good cognitive function. An optimistic partner might set a good example for their spouse to follow. Optimism is a quality that can be learned.[…]

Sportsmanship … and why it matters

Education is incomplete without sports, and sports are incomplete without a true education of sportsmanship.   As millions head back for another year of school, I wanted to use this post to share an insight for all students athletes, parents, coaches and fans.   The choice made by athletes to engage in sportsmanlike behavior depends[…]

Why Your Friends Are More Important Than You Think

How can you sustain your friendships in a pandemic? The first step is recognizing their importance, argues author Lydia Denworth.   Researchers and philosophers have explored in great detail the emotional dramas of love and family. But they’ve spent much less time pondering the deep satisfaction of a good friend.   A similar thing happens[…]

Fun Facts About Yourself That Everyone Wants To Hear

If you were to make a list of “fun facts about me,” what would you include?   How to Come Up with Interesting Facts About Yourself   Think about your childhood and any interesting, unusual, or relevant events or situations. Consider your family and any unique characters or funny stories about them. What about your[…]

Dealing With Guilt

First Came Anxiety, Now There’s COVID Guilt The coronavirus has generated a great deal of anxiety. It’s also brought another unwelcome emotion: guilt. For example, perhaps your job is safe, but friends and colleagues have been laid off.   Gaining Positive Outcomes From Negative Emotions Are you feeling guilty about something?  If you’re guilty, confess and[…]