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5 Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace

5 Benefits of Mindfulness at Work

If you think of mindfulness as an esoteric philosophy with no relevance in the real world, you might want to rethink your approach. Mindfulness is about much more than striking yoga poses and nurturing inner children. Even many people who would not be caught dead in a spa or yoga retreat are using mindfulness and … Read more

Emotional Intelligence: The Reasons Why You Should Know Your Emotional Quotient

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In the early 1900s, French psychologist Alfred Binet developed an IQ test to measure children’s mental abilities. With his colleague, Theodore Simon, the two set up questions that assessed a child’s ability to remember facts and solve problems.  In recent years, a new form of assessing intelligence has become increasingly popular. It helps to identify … Read more

Once Upon a Time: The Importance of Storytelling in Business

Storytelling in business

I wish I knew how to make a clear message in college. When I was a student, I started the College Democrats. I invited every young moderate in Oklahoma to a lobbyist’s house for a political party. College kids from across the state showed up. Hundreds actually. A US Senator was there. Gubernatorial candidates. Big-time … Read more

How Listening Skills and Leadership Work Together

Leadership communication: Listening skills and leadership

People spend up to 80% of their days communicating, and over 50% of that time is dedicated to listening. However, the average listener only remembers around 25% of what was said. If you’re in a leadership role, one way to be effective is by being a good listener. Being a good listener is far from passive. Effective listening skills … Read more

Benefits of an Executive Coach Dallas

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More than 70% of people who receive coaching said they benefited from enhanced work performance. The same study revealed that 86% of companies that invested in coaching felt they recouped the costs. Many of them also earned more because of their coaching investment. From tweaking the way you think to increase your performance, there are many ... Read more