Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Keirsey and the Elections

If you are familiar with the Keirsey (Artisan, Guardian, etc.) you will find this article interesting about presidents and likelihood of election: .

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What are you doing about SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

If you live in a place that isn't getting a lot of sunlight right now, or you have a shift sort of job where you aren't out in the day time, you could be at risk for SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder.

We need to be out in the sunlight with our eyes open. It is absorbed through the retina, but that doesn't mean you ever look at the sun - of course -- you know that. But that you be outside in the sunlight at least an hour or so per day. It will do wonders for you "affect" - attitude and emotional state.

To learn more about you and your emotions, take THE EQ COURSE. Email me at for more information.

If you would really like to help people, and become a certified coach, email me about my Coach Certification program. Unique in that it is individualized, maximizes functionality, and is flexible to fit your busy schedule.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

How is your cultural EQ?

Low cultural IQ could hijack your career

A new quiz may determine whether you will shine on the global stage or cause an international incident

From the article"

You get anxious in unfamiliar situations. You can't stand not knowing what is coming next. You hate it when people keep you waiting.

You may have a career-threatening cultural IQ.

In addition to other indicators of ability, such as social intelligence and emotional intelligence, employers are now paying more attention to the cultural intelligence of their staff, as workplaces become increasingly diverse and companies conduct more business abroad. Yet most people don't know how they measure up.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Fight Don't Struggle

This time of year a lot of people have trouble with low energy, sadness and negative things. The reasons are abundant - exhaustion, getting over Christmas (what did and didn't happen), throw in Valentine's Day coming up, bills, taxes, lack of sunlight, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), and a general urge to hibernate...which isn't possible for most of us.

It's a good time to work on your emotions and how you manage them. Remember, it's better to let them flow and accept them. If you bottle them up or stuff them down, you give them more power.

Great time to brush up on your EQ as it's a great learning time. Contact me about EQ 101, my new course. Good for newbies and pros, both. Email me at .

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Handle a Coworker Who is Sabotaging You

From "Handle a Sabotaging Coworker," by Beverly West, Career Advice on Monster.
To read the full article, go here.

Look at the toss between emotions and logic (thinking) in the recommendations.

It is wise to have some good measures in place to protect yourself if you ever fall under a colleague's attack....Always have backup for everything you've done ... (THINK AHEAD)

Rise Above the Drama of Coworker Sabotage
If you can, don't let your coworker's anger or frustration get to you.... "My first instincts are to resort to a voodoo doll, a stapler or a tube of Super Glue, but I fight those urges and try to remain calm and peaceful," says Richard Ogawa.....

"I just avoid the situation," he says. "I don't give the person the time of day. I don't get upset.

Try to find the humor, if any, in the situation.

There are times, though, when avoidance and humor won't work, and you have no choice but to address the situation. "If it comes down to having to confront the coworker, try and approach the situation with logic, not emotion...."

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