How to De-escalate and Mediate Heated Arguments / Disputes

As a leader in any domain, you’ll come across disputes between the members of your team. It quickly becomes difficult to make educated judgments on which side of the argument may be right. No matter how much evidence is presented to you, you should fear mislabeling some things as true and others as false. Remember … Read more

How to Provide Input When Many Good Opinions Are Being Shared

This article aims to communicate that if you perceive your environment to be safe for voicing your thoughts, you’ll better execute their delivery. You’ve likely felt the feeling of adrenaline pumping through your body in the moments of deciding to voice your thoughts during an important meeting, class, or gathering. We suddenly become aware of … Read more

How to Console Someone Receiving Harsh, but True, Criticism

Your friends aren’t perfect. They’re bound to make some mistakes while doing the work they do and going on the ventures they go on. Your friends will sometimes embarrass themselves even; they’ll take a chance at doing something great only to fall short in their attempts. You’ll find yourself wanting to console those close to … Read more

How to Get a Promotion at Work

As a new position opens up at your workplace, you may notice the social dynamics of the individuals you work with start to shift. Depending on how related, and desirable, the new position is to your own role in the company / organization, you may have your sights set on attaining that new position. Many … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Employees’ Displeasure

This article was motivated by advice given to an IT project manager breaking bad news to their team. The piece of bad news was that a project’s go-live was coming up, and in the month leading toward the day of go-live, all members of the project team would be required to work 60-hour weeks (legal … Read more

How to Handle Stress-Inducing Coworkers and Classmates

The workplace is a common source of stress. We often have deadlines to hit, stakeholders to interact with, and products to implement with success. Mix personal agendas and egos in, and the recipe is often perfect for the build-up of high stress levels. Your coworkers, classmates, and other acquaintances can be primary sources of stress … Read more

How to Make Your Reminders Subtle and Effective

When asking others for a favor, or to complete a task, there may come a time to remind them to do the things you’ve asked of them. You may be an office manager trying to get your team on track, or find yourself needing to remind your significant other that they’ve left the water boiling … Read more