How to Practice #Peace in One Minute & Beyond

Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here with weekly wisdom, today talking about how to practice peace for one minute an hour and beyond. I will be sharing with you a practice I learned from Doug Silsbee through his Presence Based Coaching. “If you practice it ten times a day it will change your life,” he said. That is about once a waking hour. So let me know after you have you tried it out!

I use this with clients, my fast paced United Nations clients especially appreciate it. I also use it before going into meetings and […]

How to Practice #Peace in One Minute & Beyond2018-09-05T15:31:52+00:00

2 Keys to Ensuring Your Direct Communication is “Ideal” for Successful Impact

Take a lesson from Goldilocks.  You do not want your communication to be too direct (her porridge “too hot”), getting burned (losing business); or too indirect (“too cold”), also risking losing business. How do you discover what is the cultural “just right” level of Direct Communication with your clients, customers, stakeholders?

My grand-dog Trek, who I am staying with this week, responds to firm, direct commands, like “sit!” (sometimes). But that does not always work with humans!

How one of my coaches almost lost my business: I felt myself squirming in my chair, feeling impatient, my attention drifting, watching the […]

2 Keys to Ensuring Your Direct Communication is “Ideal” for Successful Impact2018-06-20T12:11:22+00:00

Women in the Workplace: Boosting Your Cultural Intelligence

Marilyn: Welcome to Weekly Wisdom, boosting Cultural Intelligence, this week on Women in the Workplace: challenges and bottom line results; Marilyn O’Hearne with Courtney Thomas, CEO of the Central Exchange and at the Westport Plexpod, kicking off the .WISTEMM Village. So Courtney tell us about some of the challenges you see for women in the workplace.

Courtney: First and foremost I think one of the largest challenges that women face is having the same opportunities as men. We talk about wage parity, gender disparity. Those sorts of things that limit women from achieving the goals […]

Women in the Workplace: Boosting Your Cultural Intelligence2018-06-06T20:45:46+00:00

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do?

Cultural Intelligence is a lifelong journey!with so many sparkling facets, I say. Today I am sharing a few gems from this morning’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, with the video and audio above of my interview about generational clashes over workplace attire, followed by the transcript below and our GDPR update. This makes for a longer than usual blog. You are at choice for which sections you want to explore.

Diversity and Inclusion Gems

You hear what you see,” after we listened to someone say something with our eyes opened and closed. Also, I was delighted to hear […]

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do?2018-05-30T20:56:19+00:00

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do? +GDPR Update

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Cultural Intelligence is a lifelong journey!with so many sparkling facets, I say. Today I am sharing a few gems from this morning’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, with the video and audio above of my interview about generational clashes over workplace attire, followed by the transcript below and our GDPR update. This makes for a longer than usual blog. You are at choice for which sections you want to explore.

Diversity and Inclusion Gems

You hear what you see,” after we listened to someone say something with our eyes opened and closed. Also, I was delighted to […]

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do? +GDPR Update2018-05-30T20:41:43+00:00

You Need to Speak Up!

As a leader or coach, you want the greatest impact for you, your organization and its stakeholders, to maximize income by maintaining your edge and avoiding loss of business, talent, and market share.

Yet the self doubt and even sometimes fear that arises from working in our Volatile, Uncertain, (culturally) Complex and Ambiguous world can get in your way. Our rapidly changing world can be unnerving for even established leaders, and more so for emerging or new leaders who are still finding their way. When an overnight tweet can effect the stock market and […]

You Need to Speak Up!2018-05-23T21:26:32+00:00

Are You Unleashing or Limiting Potential and Innovation?

Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here, with a few minutes of Weekly Wisdom, today asking are you unleashing or stifling potential & innovation? 

Research tells us we spend more time talking with people who are like us. We know the damaging effects of that not only on profitability but also, related, on innovation. If everyone has the same perspective, innovation, so necessary in our fast-paced world where the next new thing is quickly outdated, is stifled. Whether you are a solopreneur or bigger organization leader, how do you keep your organization on the cutting edge?

Are You Unleashing or Limiting Potential and Innovation?2018-05-02T15:24:02+00:00

WHAT Did You Just Say? Challenging Communication 2 Step

Have you ever felt like walking away from a conversation, or screaming, “WHAT did you just say?

My HR colleague, Randy Woehl, provides another communication option, which I follow up with a second challenging communication step.

When Randy hears a limiting statement like, “Latinas do not belong in the board room because they are just not that business minded,” he invites the person to substitute “Latina” (or Human Resource professionals, or women or whatever group is being targeted) with their own cultural identity.

So if Randy’s counterpart is a white male, he would say, “White males do not belong in the […]

WHAT Did You Just Say? Challenging Communication 2 Step2018-04-12T08:30:28+00:00

Hacking Motivation 2: Leap into Full Potential + New Opportunity for Coaches

What do successfully leading during challenging times, completing a book and running for political office have in common? Hacking motivation! Here we explore how leaping  into full, future potential hacks motivation, building on the first of this three part series, where we looked at how holding to purpose and vision serve as a motivation hack. How is your motivation?

1.Book writing: Even with a clear calling, I would still sit down to write and be pulled off track with my brain chatter. That included the very unhelpful thought, “who are you to write this book?” (sound familiar?) Like any successful coach, […]

Hacking Motivation 2: Leap into Full Potential + New Opportunity for Coaches2017-12-08T09:27:34+00:00

Future Proofing

 

Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gahndi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama)

Almost 50% of you in the US may have just shut down your brain when you saw the quote attributed to Barack Obama. “Judgment shuts down the brain in .07 seconds,” (The Human Brain Book, Rita Carter) We all experience unconscious bias. Our brains automatically filter people into like/dislike, safe/unsafe, approach/withdraw categories without our awareness. […]

Future Proofing2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00
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