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Business, counseling, and leadership professionals are available to help when you become stuck. SMaRT coping strategies include reaching out for help, without hesitating because of what other people might think or worrying about appearing weak.  It is important to find the right person to work with you. You need someone who understands confidentiality; is fair,…

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A technology leader received a promotion to manager reflecting his excellent skills, his ability to build relationships with clients and teams, and his sense of what the company needed. After six months, he requested a demotion back to his old level: he hated administration and needed to be closer to the work. That leader knew…

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Self-confidence is trust in yourself, your abilities, and your judgment. One set of experiments comparing the accuracy of men and women on a test showed that “confident people, regardless of their gender, tended to be more accurate.” The factors influencing self-confidence include: What you are already good at. If you are given the freedom to choose…

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As defined by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, emotional intelligence is “the rudder for feeling, thinking, learning, problem-solving, and decision-making” and is related to a person’s ability to judge and control their own emotional reactions. The greater your ability to identify and understand your own and others’ emotions and to regulate your emotional…

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Mindfulness guides, counselors, and coaches are all too familiar with the feeling of “not quite good enough.” As spouses, parents, children, and members of the community, the team at JBPartners encounters all the same reasons to blame ourselves—and others—for being not quite good enough. And like everyone else, we often don’t recognize our missteps or…

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Physician and author Sandra Dalton-Smith recommends seven types of rest: physical, mental, social, creative, emotional, spiritual, and sensory. That is, you have seven routes to restoring your mental, emotional, and physical health. If you repeatedly continue to the point of exhaustion, you may suffer fatigue, loss of concentration, wild emotional reactions, an inability to come…

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Everyone feels anxiety sometimes. The signs of anxiety include trouble sleeping, uncontrolled worrying, gastrointestinal problems, rapid heartbeat and breathing, sweating, restlessness, tension, and panic. You are more likely to experience anxiety if it runs in your family or if you suffered a trauma or have ongoing stress (say, over a child, a reorganization at work,…

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“No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment…. A growth mindset is the belief you can develop abilities.” ~ Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Belief in your abilities is important, but belief in your ability to grow—the growth mindset—is what…

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Your team suffers when you are stressed even if you yourself fail to see the symptoms. According to a recent study of 1,000 college-educated employees, only 7% believed that stressed leaders were effective leaders. Instead, employees felt that a stressed-out leader hurt both the team and the company; the employees themselves became disengaged and uninterested…

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