26 Nov 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
Much of the talk about the importance of emotional intelligence is missing the point if we fail to deal with the root causes of our emotional reactivity. In fact it's not emotionally intelligence that really matters, but emotional maturity.
21 Nov 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
People who are always trying to please others seldom do. In fact more often than not, their behavior is counter-productive. So what about you? Are you a people-pleaser?
11 Nov 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
We often forget that gossip is a form of workplace violence and under-estimate the harm it can do. But why is gossip so pervasive and such a tough habit to quit? Peter Vajda investigates.
31 Oct 2013 | Jurgen Wolff | Opinion
If you think you have an issue with self-discipline, read on. Because the real problem may be something else. And if daily annoyances see your anxiety levels shooting up, here's a simple remedy to help you regain your equilibrium.
25 Oct 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
When we wake up in the morning, there is a nano-second between the moment we regain consciousness and the moment the thinking kicks in. It's a moment that reveals much about us. But have you ever tried exploring it?
21 Oct 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
One of life's most important personal growth experiences is discovering the difference between form - the outer self - and substance - the inner self.
18 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble | News
Employees who exhibit signs of "psychological entitlement" - an unjustified sense of their own importance and ability - are more likely to say that their bosses are abusive than co-workers who don't share the same mindset, new research has found.
02 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble | News
It's often said that many men have a problem with successful women. Well, here's why. According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, a woman's success undermines her partner's sense of self-esteem and trigger men's fears that she will ultimately leave him.
07 Aug 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
Do you wear "crazy-busy" as a merit badge? Have you ever thought that it might be a good idea to slow down and not try to keep every possible option open? Or does that thought fill you with dread that you'll miss out on something?
26 Jul 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
One of the most irritating elements of work is not just the number of unnecessary meetings,but the incessant, aimless talk that never seems to go away and seldom leads anywhere. It's rather like endlessly moving the furniture around in a room.
22 Jul 2013 | Linnda Durré | Opinion
Like anything poisonous, a toxic workplace can quickly make you sick. So is your workplace toxic? What about your boss or your co-workers? And if you think you're caught in a toxic workplace, what can you do about it?
16 Jul 2013 | Brian Amble | News
Engagement and productivity depends on an individual's high-order goals being aligned with the characteristics of their job. And as new research suggests, if someone's personality doesn't fit their job requirements, they will not be motivated by external factors, no matter how tasty the carrot or painful the stick.
14 Jul 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
When you mess up or miscalculate, do you tend to point to some external factor as an excuse rather than admit you were at fault? But when someone else messes up, how often do you point to some flaw in their character as the reason they behaved as they did?
23 Apr 2013 | Dan Bobinski | Opinion
When it comes to achieving success, you may fall short if you merely focus your thoughts on being successful. You greatly increase the likelihood of success when you "see" yourself succeeding.
19 Feb 2013 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
Power and passion are woven into our life's purpose; they are part of why we are on the planet. But when we lose our sense of power, we feel deficient and invisible. What results is anger.
28 Dec 2012 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
You compose the music of your own life. When you experience upset of one kind or another, it's usually because you're out of harmony with yourself. When you experience difficulty in your relationships at work or at home, it's most often because your music and the notes of your life are not on the same page.
17 Dec 2012 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
Empathy springs from the heart, not the mind, which is why we can never talk ourselves into being empathetic. Empathy requires a higher state of consciousness, and cognition and consciousness are poles apart. They are not synonyms, but sit at either end of a continuum.
10 Dec 2012 | Janet Howd | Opinion
While research has recently identified some psychosomatic skills that seem to lead to better self esteem, the skill that I suggest for doing the same is one of the most fundamental mechanistic things we do: breathing.
26 Nov 2012 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
Our workplaces – and many other areas of life – see far too many individuals happy to mistreat, abuse and devalue others in order to achieve their desperate desire to get what they want - behaviour that is fuelled by a toxic blend of competition and anxiety.
19 Nov 2012 | Peter Vajda | Opinion
Regardless of your personal circumstances, there are always good reasons to be thankful. Gratitude and thankfulness are extremely healthy emotions and ones that can be cultivated, opening us up to being even more to be grateful and helping to unlock abundance.