What failing a course 3 times will teach you.

What Failing A Course 3 Times Teaches You

FDFA.

That’s the sequence of letter grades I got in Calculus 2 while doing my undergrad at McGill. And the “A” should have an asterisk at the end of it based on what I just said, because the “A” didn’t come through McGill. I got it through the University of Manitoba’s distance ed course.

Benefits of self-awareness.

11 Benefits of Self-Awareness

When it comes to the top skills of effective leadership, nothing trumps self-awareness. As I’ve mentioned previously, improving your self-awareness can have a positive effect on your level of self-confidence. That should be enough to make most people want to focus in on this important attribute! But in case it isn’t, here are another 11 benefits of self-awareness that are in your best interest to experience.

Interviews to help you overcome discomfort.

3 Great Podcasts/Videos To Help You Overcome Discomfort

Psychology is a compelling field – it’s all about understanding what makes human beings tick! When you dive into the world of psychology, you’re basically opening up the User Guide to your brain. It’s very fascinating what you can find in the Guide’s pages! Today we’re putting the focus on discomfort: a feeling I’m sure we’re all familiar with.

What Being Professional Really Means

What Being “Professional” Really Means

Being called a “professional” is usually taken as a compliment. It’s a strong word for a lot of people, evoking feelings of admiration, respect and trust when it’s directed at someone.

We often look up to people who work in “the professions” – fields such as medicine, law and academia. We give those people fancy name prefixes such as “Dr.” or “Prof.” Their expertise is typically quite valued, and a lot of the time these people carry themselves in very confident, assured ways. They show up in powerful ways, and as a product of this they tend to create meaningful results wherever they go.

Whether you’re a professional by title or not, being professional is something that anyone can achieve, regardless of the field they work in. It’s a desirable characteristic, but what’s really behind this attribute is often misunderstood. Here’s a dive into what professionalism really entails.

How do you show up in the world?

7 Personas: How Do You Show Up In The World? [Energy Leadership]

From one moment to the next, we are constantly changing and evolving how we are existing in the world. What we think about, how we feel, and the things we say and do: all of these aspects of us are constantly in flux. Our persona – what others see in us – is a reflection of what’s taking place in our inner world.

Please note that this post contains my interpretation of the copyrighted work of Bruce D Schneider and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

How often do you consciously think about how you are “showing up” in the world? How much of your awareness of the world is directed at yourself?

Why is this even important in the first place?

Emotional intelligence is a term that is widely thrown around in business and leadership circles. It has been described as a combination of self-awareness, with the ability to regulate our emotions as well as the emotinos of those around us. A person with great emotional intelligence is likely to have much more success in maximizing their work and personal relationships, as well as in resolving conflicts between two or more parties.

The Harvard Business Review even went as far as to say that emotional intelligence is twice as important as IQ and technical skills “for jobs at all levels.”