Overcoming Fear

Jun 27

Live Workshop: Cultivating Workplace Trust

Trust is the necessary foundation of solid relationships. Yet strangely, in most workplaces and in many client/service provider relationships, trust comes into question. Second-guessing another is a biologically embedded reflex when we encounter stressful situations. And let’s face it: No…
Apr 04

How Do YOU Show Up?: A Holistic Look at the Trust Equation, Part 2

Intraoffice trust can be grown when you acquire a baseline assessment of your coworkers’ trustworthiness, and combine it with a wide, historical lens through which to view them individually. My recent article illustrated this process by proposing a familiar-sounding scenario…
Feb 07

A Building Block for Workplace Trust: Looking Through Johari’s Window

Along the path toward workplace optimization, it’s wise to be open to some communication techniques that may have seemed radical as recently as last decade. Having already witnessed many 21st-century companies putting these techniques into practice, it’s rewarding to watch…
Jan 31

Setting The Corporate Example, Part II: Mitigating Fear Through Empathy

It’s become clear that valuing your employees for the assets that they are must transcend the abstract. It requires deliberate, outward action and connection on the part of leadership. This is your cue to be inclusive, not reclusive, when forwarding…
Jan 24

Setting The Corporate Example: The Importance of Building Trust Among The Home Team

From the perspective of leadership or management, the most progressive outlook you can foster is the acknowledgment that your employees are your greatest assets. Think of it: In line-item terms, you have the most invested in them. On a more…
Nov 10

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Power of Intuition

Intuition is a fascinating phenomenon. It is one of our great assets, yet it’s seldom acknowledged or adhered to. This can be especially true in the careers of corporate folks. After all, professionals are encouraged to suppress their emotions at…
Sep 22

Workplace 2.0: It’s Diverse and Stress-Averse

If you’ve been reading our summer blog series exploring the causes and effects of workplace stress and the myth of busyness, you learned that there is good stress and bad stress. You also acknowledged as recently as last week that…
Sep 16

Virtual Workshop: Giving & Receiving Feedback using Corporate Emotional Intelligence

Central to career maximization is maintaining an accurate assessment of an individual’s progress. This is most effectively accomplished by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need for improvement. Such information is delivered to the individual in the form of…
Jul 12

The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a…
Jan 13

Live Workshop: Maintaining Your Focus Through Meditation

Vero Ruelas, the wise and soulful Ashram, is returning by popular demand to DRIVEN! We’ll gather on January 13th to review the meditation techniques Vero revealed during our September workshop. We’ll then expand on the idea of meditation, including the…