Category: staying calm

Respond calmly by “putting a stone in your mouth”

Being able to respond calmly in the face of anger can be difficult.  A client (who is from the Nisga’a nation) recently shared with me this powerful advice from a Nisga’a elder – “Put a stone in your mouth”.  It

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Picture of man pointing and yelling, showing loss of self control.

Identify Triggers and Keep Your Cool

Leaders have to stay poised and in control, even in trying moments. The first step to doing so is to identify your main triggers. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Maintaining your composure – do you react or respond?

I have blogged many times about how important maintaining your composure is for you as a leader, even in trying situations. Doing math, managing your actions, and identifying main triggers have been suggestions I’ve made in the past. Lately, this

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Don’t let your anger send the wrong message to your staff and co-workers

Let’s face it, if you’re in a position of leadership, there are times when your staff (or your peers, or your boss) will do or say stupid things that will drive you nuts, enough that their actions may cause you

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How to maintain your composure? Do math!

Losing your cool can carry serious negative repercussions to your career and professional success. Here’s one specific (and unusual) way to stay calm and unflappable!

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How to maintain your composure? Know that your actions will control the outcome of any situation.

Having trouble thinking clearly and staying focused in a trying situation? Here’s a specific tip to help you maintain your composure.

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