Self Development

Bringing the Negativity of Criticism Concepts Full – Circle

Author: Dr. Buddy Thornton Criticism is such an ugly word. It creates visions of influential power dynamics where a party can change the actions of another by castigating some result or attribute. In the business world, criticism is a tool of autocratic environments that should become an archaic concept relegated to the past where it belongs. Understanding criticism in its base form is to understand it is a visible reminder of rigid, controlling societies. So, as …

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Mindful Parenting Today’s Smart and Fast Children

Who told parenting is easy? It seems easier to beget a child than to bring them up. Each and every day with a child is challenging. Children get influenced by the smallest of the small, trivial behaviours like how they interact and treat each other, how parents interact with them, etc. Parents are the first role model to children. So, literally, parents themselves should be what they want their children to be. With the new …

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Is your emotional intelligence accurate or just an act?

It is completely possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to fake accessories, emotions and actions can also be faked to look like the real thing but really aren’t. With the best of intentions, we can see smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believe a combination of deep empathy, attuned listening, and self-awareness but in real is a way to serve their own emotional needs. It is essential to learn to spot …

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Spotting A Toxic Friend

There are a number of signs you can look out for to tell if your closest friend is really your enemy. We have learned to identify the signs of a toxic relationship and often associate them with lovers who end up causing us more harm than good. However, we tend to forget that the people closest to us and privy to every aspect of our lives, our friends, can often be incredibly toxic as well. …

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Delegate and Micromanage

Micromanaging has become a foul word in the corporate world. Being used by employees to describe overzealous managers, who don’t trust them to perform the simplest of tasks without constant interference. No one wants to work for a boss who does not allow them any kind of freedom and does not want them to grow and gain experience by facing new challenges every once in a while. A superior who spends all of their time obsessed …

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