Fight or Flight: Finding Emotional Balance in an Emotionally Charged World

Whether you are flying at 35,000 feet or just sitting in your office when your boss is breathing down your neck, it seems like emotions are sky high these days. Emotional balance helps strengthen relationships and promotes respect in the workplace and our world, so why is it so hard to do for some people? When Read more about Fight or Flight: Finding Emotional Balance in an Emotionally Charged World[…]

Breaking the thin line women leaders walk.

March is Woman’s History month, and when it comes to powerful, controversial women, Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the UK and known to many as the Iron Lady, is on the top of the list. In the announcement of Ms. Thatcher’s death in 2013 the AP wrote:  “The Iron Lady, who ruled for 11 Read more about Breaking the thin line women leaders walk.[…]

Facebook and the news: Are we blaming the messenger?

Facebook’s trending news topics are a hot topic of conversation, but I can’t help but think we are blaming the messenger, not the message. Saying Facebook is ruining journalism is kind of like saying Microsoft and spell check have ruined my grammar. Sure I could slow down and check the words I mistype, or even open up Read more about Facebook and the news: Are we blaming the messenger?[…]

8760 hours of campaigning. Is there a better solution?

Over the past decade I have been studying the impact of excessive information in our workplaces and world, and no messages are as intense or lengthy than those on the US Presidential campaign trail. But information overload is not just caused by Mr. Trump’s twitter account and 24×7 news. To understand why we have too Read more about 8760 hours of campaigning. Is there a better solution?[…]

NYT: Is Facebook the new journalism?

This week, the NYTimes asked readers: Is Facebook Saving Journalism or Ruining It?  I wonder if we are missing the bigger issue.  What are your thoughts?  This was my commentary: Facebook compliments traditional journalism, or maybe it will replace it. But are we missing the bigger point? While we need real journalism to learn about information Read more about NYT: Is Facebook the new journalism?[…]

The Information Addiction: Why it is so hard to put down your phone.

Information is addictive. Yes, constant information – e.g. your work email always up and running, FaceBook or Twitter notifications beeping on your phone every 5 seconds, and 24×7 news available everywhere you look – can have the same impact on your brain as caffeine. Like caffeine, the right amount can get you going and make Read more about The Information Addiction: Why it is so hard to put down your phone.[…]

It’s Super Tuesday… is your brain tired?

I have heard from a number of colleagues that this presidential election just does not excite them and they are beginning to tune it all out. While someone could blame the candidates’ personalities or constant fighting, there could be a more simple answer: our brains are tired. Even for the smartest and savvy citizen, there Read more about It’s Super Tuesday… is your brain tired?[…]

Do your feel like your office should be on a reality show?

Do your feel like your office should be on a reality show? 3 things reality shows may just teach us about inter-personal communications in the workplace. You may not believe me, but there are a few things to be learned from reality show communications – as long you temper them down to face reality and Read more about Do your feel like your office should be on a reality show?[…]