Tools and Techniques

Lead with the Brain in Mind: 5 Tips to Boost Your Brain’s Performance

To lead people we first need to be able to lead ourselves. Leading with the brain in mind helps us bring out the best in ourselves so we can do the same with others. Here are Sue's brain-based productivity and performance tips.

By |August 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Lead with the Brain in Mind: 5 Tips to Boost Your Brain’s Performance

Five simple steps for communicating change

Communication gaps often happen when people do not clearly understand what is happening and what is needed from them. Guest blogger Stuart Harrison shares a framework.

By |July 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on Five simple steps for communicating change

Ten tips to be happy at work

There are many simple and free ways to make workplaces happier and, as a result, more productive. Sue Langley shares top tips for nurturing happy employees in this Sydney Morning Herald article.

By |May 27th, 2013|Comments Off on Ten tips to be happy at work

Four steps for building your resilience

Resilience is the capacity to withstand and adapt to the challenges life throws us. Here are four steps you can practice to bolster resilience and growth through difficult situations.

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Optimism: How to learn to expect positive outcomes

Martin Seligman defines optimism as "a tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation.”  Here are some optimistic thinking strategies.

By |March 26th, 2013|Comments Off on Optimism: How to learn to expect positive outcomes

Curiosity: A vital ingredient for fulfillment and growth

You might not always be happy. You can nearly always draw on the power of curiosity to be more aware, engaged, vital and fulfilled by the complexity of life.

By |January 24th, 2013|Comments Off on Curiosity: A vital ingredient for fulfillment and growth

Four things you can do today to practice kindness

Practicing daily acts of kindness gives life meaning and makes giver and receiver happier. So how can we cultivate kindness, in ourselves and people around us every day?

By |September 25th, 2012|Comments Off on Four things you can do today to practice kindness

Which emotional intelligence test should I use?

Emotional intelligence can be reliably measured and improved. With a raft of EI tools available, how do you choose the right one for the situation, individual and business?

By |August 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Which emotional intelligence test should I use?

Putting emotional intelligence into action

People often assume emotional intelligence is something you are born with. In fact it can be learned and developed over time. Start building your EI and being more strategic about emotions with this practical reflective guide.

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Ten quick tips for managing your emotions in stressful situations

What are the best strategies for managing our emotions? How do we avoid reactive outbursts and manage our emotions effectively in the moment? The key is to have a toolkit of strategies to draw on.

By |June 26th, 2012|Comments Off on Ten quick tips for managing your emotions in stressful situations