Monthly Archives: June 2011

So You Think You Can Empathize?

Empathy has been defined as “The ability to imagine oneself in another’s place and understand the other’s feelings, desires, ideas, and actions.”  –  (Encyclopedia Britannica) Empathy plays at least two important functions in the work place. At the level of interpersonal relations, it … Continue reading

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An Important Question? Why Do We Work?

“Why do I work?” is not your typical question. Working to you is just a given and you don’t spend time analyzing why you work. You may say,  “I have no option. I have to work to support myself and … Continue reading

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From the Hot Button to the Hold Button – Regulating Unruly Emotions

The quickest way to lose focus in your life is when you have “knee jerk reactions” to the behaviors of certain people. “Knee jerk reactions” are negative emotional reactions that seem to come out of nowhere—that is, they are strong gut-level responses that hit swiftly but are often poorly understood. Continue reading

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