Self-Awareness

The Power of Flow: A Personal Management Soft Skill

Have you ever had those moments when you are involved in an activity and time just seems to have flown by? Maybe it was sitting at the piano, painting, a challenging chess match, or reading a really good book. Maybe you were playing a sport and everything was working—every pass…

The Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

Was Problem-Solving on your list of soft skills? I can’t say that it was originally on mine. Why is that? I think that we tend to think of soft skills as “positive”. Soft skills are there to present an upbeat environment that everything is okay. It is an improvement mechanism.…

Listening… The Secret to Communication

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” — Simon Sinek My previous two posts in this Soft Skills series have been about verbal and non-verbal communications: its nature of being a “two way street,” the need for both a sender and a receiver in…

Bringing the Right Attitude:

What does it mean to bring the right attitude to work? What is the impact, positive or negative? In this week’s video blog post I talk about an example that came up in a leadership workshop I was conducting this past week with a colleague.   _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead, coaches…

Stress: Becoming Aware

This week’s video blog focuses on stress, not so much how we handle it, but that stress is something that can be good or bad. I use the Social Style model by Tracom as my starting point and refer viewers to previous posts at:   https://johnkwhitehead.ca/eagles-driving-force-style-behaviour/ https://johnkwhitehead.ca/owl-making-decisions/ https://johnkwhitehead.ca/relationships-amiable-style/ https://johnkwhitehead.ca/peacock-expresive-social-style/ https://johnkwhitehead.ca/birds-flock-together-social-styles-putting-together/…