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7-SECOND RESET

Want to project a calm presence in the midst of chaos? Want to take more control over how you respond rather than just reacting with behaviors you later regret? The 7 Second Reset is a simple yet powerful practice.

BODY SCAN

Our body speaks louder than words. So often we are unaware of the important information it is telling us. This exercise can unlock those messages and help us grow in self-awareness.

MINDFULLY ENTER HOME & WORK

Each day as we enter work and home, we are often unaware of the moods and emotions we are carrying. This practice can help us be more deliberate in choosing how we want to show up in both places.

VISUALIZATION

Elite athletes and surgeons have used the power of visualization to ensure they are performing at their peak. Bring its power into your life to help manage your emotional triggers.

FINDING YOUR TRIGGERPRINT

The key to having more choice in how we respond lies in our ability to identify and manage our emotional triggers.

GETTING ON THE BALCONY

Great leaders are able to see the bigger picture of events. This exercise will help you zoom outwards to see the bigger connections.

CHARACTER EMOTIONS

Reading fiction has been shown to expand our empathy. This guide will help you get the most out of any fiction you read.

HOW TO HAVE A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION

Difficult conversations can drain us physically and emotionally. This guide will guide you from start to finish.

THE 4 DIMENSIONS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

What is Emotional Intelligence? This simple graphic explains it.

WHAT ARE MY LISTENING BLOCKS?

Listening is one of the most important leadership skills. Uncover what blocks might be in the way of better listening.

7 WAYS TO MANAGE FEEDBACK AT WORK

Sometimes feedback is welcome, sometimes it is not. Learn 7 ways to manage it

BOOST YOUR OPTIMISM

Successful leaders tend to have higher levels of optimism. Learn how to boost your levels.

WHAT ARE MY CORE VALUES?

Research shows that those who are happiest align their work and lives with their core values. This exercise will help you find your core values.

WHO IS IN MY CIRCLE?

Research has found that the wider the diversity of our universe the more empathy we feel toward people who differ from us.

CREATING A STORY VAULT

These stories are the raw material that are available to you as a leader to use in a multitude of situations.

DEALING WITH STRONG EMOTIONS

Feelings of anger and frustration at being passed over for a promotion upon reflection can point to the deeper feeling of fear and hurt.

Our lives are full of experiences that are wonderful raw material for humor. The following questions will help you bring to mind experiences and stories that have great potential for humor.

5 SENSE STRESS REDUCTION

Our five senses are the primary means through which we experience the world. From time to time, our experiences with our senses can be stressful.

EQ AT THE MOVIES – INSIDE OUT (2015 – PIXAR)

Every now and then there comes a movie that speaks to us on many different levels. As with many Pixar movies, on the surface it seems to be a wonderful children’s tale about our emotional lives except it speaks to everyone no matter what their age

10 Reflection Questions For Leaders/Managers

The foundation of great leadership and management is self-awareness. The temptation of any new leader and manager is to “do” things when more reflection is what might be required.

ARE YOU LIVING IN SYNC WITH YOUR VALUES?

Fulfillment in life and work is related to how well you are living in alignment with your values. Values are not morals or principles

HOW PRESENT ARE YOU?

The following are 20 reflection questions to assess how present are you are in daily life. It is important that we ask them in a spirit of curiosity rather than judgement.

EQ AT THE MOVIES: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (2006 SONY PICTURES)

The Pursuit of Happyness takes us through a roller coaster of emotions and is an amazing vehicle for teaching us some of the central tenants of emotional intelligence.

HOW DEFENSIVE ARE YOU?

Sometimes our defensiveness can get in the way of great self-awareness and deeper defensive are you relationships with others. How? Reflect on the ten following questions or inner thoughts and see if they show up in conversations you have from time to time.

GUIDELINES FOR JOURNALING

There’s no right or wrong way to keep a journal. You don’t need expensive equipment. The tools are a notebook—whether a special blank book, a composition book from your local drugstore, or loose-leaf pages—and a pen you enjoy.

MINDFULLY ENTERING HOME MEDITATION

The following are 20 reflection questions to assess how present are you are in daily life. It is important that we ask them in a spirit of curiosity rather than judgement.

MINDFULLY ENTERING WORK MEDITATION

The Pursuit of Happyness takes us through a roller coaster of emotions and is an amazing vehicle for teaching us some of the central tenants of emotional intelligence.

HOW DEFENSIVE ARE YOU?

Sometimes our defensiveness can get in the way of great self-awareness and deeper defensive are you relationships with others. How? Reflect on the ten following questions or inner thoughts and see if they show up in conversations you have from time to time.

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