The Best Strategy for Reducing Stress

Imagine you’re sailing in the Bahamas, sipping a cold drink and listening to the water lapping the sides of the boat. Relaxing, right? Not for my friend Rob.* Rob is not usually stressed-out. For many people, Rob’s daily work would be hair-pulling stressful — he’s a real estate developer who routinely deals with a multitude…

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication. When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain and the brain of the person you’re talking to begin to align themselves with…

14 Easy Ways to Get Insanely Motivated

On a Monday morning, most people have the blues – or at least, I do! Off the back of a restful and fun weekend, work can seem like a drag. That’s why I picked out this article to give you all a bit of advice on energizing yourself… That said, some of these are odd, or…

A Top Employee Quit: 5 Lessons Learned

Spend time recruiting the right people. Then spend just as much time making sure you keep them. iStock When an employee leaves Beryl Health–voluntarily or involuntarily–I generally believe it’s the right thing for both parties. But when we recently lost one of our top project managers–a stand-out employee, and someone I thought would stay much…

Networking for Introverts: 3 Tips for Success

An unwillingness to invest time in building professional relationships can limit your career. Here are some ways to reduce the stress of developing a robust network. Adrianne Koteen/TEDx SF/Flickr Question:  How many introverts does it take to hold a meeting? Answer:  Two… as long as they both have laptops and Internet connections!* If you are…

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong. shutterstock images There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids.  Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only…