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How to Bolster Resilience

How to Bolster Resilience

Hustle and bustle season has arrived! Kids are back at school, fall sports are underway, holiday season is quickly approaching, and we have just begun our final quarter of the year. Needless to say, people will be under a lot of pressure for the next few months.

Graduation Season

Graduation Season

Graduation is one of the many milestones you could be celebrating this season. Storytelling, whether delivered by a professional speaker or simply among friends, has the power to connect any audience in unexpected ways.

The Importance of a Name

The Importance of a Name

The importance of a name could be more than you may realize. Last night, was our first “Kindness Catalyst” workplace cohort with 20 employees from a financial institution based in 13 different Asian countries. We will be working together for the next several weeks, so I knew I wanted all of us to be comfortable using each other’s names. 

Compliments from Strangers

Compliments from Strangers

Compliments from strangers are almost always unexpected, but they also tend to stick in our memories for longer. There is something about someone you don’t know going out of their way to validate, acknowledge, or admire. Giving a compliment to a stranger can sometimes feel uncomfortable. You don’t always know how your message with be received. But if we are genuinely extending kindness to another person, we can feel confident that our gesture will be well received. 

The Gift of Communication

The Gift of Communication

The gift of communication often gets taken for granted, but I was suddenly feeling nostalgic when I spotted this old telephone in an antique shop recently. It flooded me with a million memories.

Beginning the New Year with Hope

Beginning the New Year with Hope

Perhaps you are beginning this new year with a little bit of hope again. I hope you made time to replenish your tank during the final days of the year. As the calendar changes to a new year, it feels like a fresh start.

Showing Gratitude

Showing Gratitude

Showing gratitude is good for all, so why don’t we give thanks more? I read an article this weekend about research suggesting that people underestimate how much other people will appreciate being appreciated, instead focusing on their own writing.

Curiosity Creates Better Leadership

Curiosity Creates Better Leadership

Curiosity creates better leadership because curious leaders fulfill their employees’ need to be acknowledged. In our personal and professional lives, recognition is always important. It is a very basic human need to feel heard, seen, and noticed.

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is something that so many people experience, myself included. Merriam-Webster defines imposter syndrome, in part,as "persistent doubt concerning one's abilities or accomplishmentsaccompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of...