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As an Executive, How Are You Managing, Evoking and Dealing with Change?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Change. Do you love it, like it or hate it? Perhaps “it depends”. Since all of us deal with change on an ongoing basis, I thought it might be helpful to take a closer look at change. According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary, “change” is defined as “to put…

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Brain Reconditioning: The Secret to Rapid and Lasting Change

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Help! My amygdale got hijacked aka I got triggered, overreacted or simply flipped out. Sorry, I guess people do not flip out in the business world, unless of course they do. Have you ever been in a situation where you could not control yourself? For example: you were talking to…

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Be a Loving Leader

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

I recently lost a very good friend to cancer. Her passing was not unexpected, yet the experience gave me an opportunity to evaluate some of my beliefs and behavior about life and death as well as the leadership role I took in the situation. Death never comes at a convenient time and it challenges us…

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A Leader’s Guide to De-Clutter and Maximize Organization

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

Clutter? Do you have any? You may have an admin or a team of admin helping you to keep you de-cluttered and organized. You may avoid clutter and disorganization by having everything sent to your handheld. Perhaps your ‘IT’ department has set you up with the most sophisticated technology to support keeping all information segregated…

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How to Create a Culture of Feedback

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / June 27, 2011

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Zig Ziglar I recently had the pleasure of debriefing about two dozen “360” employee feedback evaluations for a global company. For most of the employees this was the first time they had ever participated in such an exercise and…

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Just Do It! Why Suffer When You Can Be Free

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / May 19, 2011

“If you don’t spread your wings and risk to fly you will not be able to soar.” Author Unknown Imagine you are a little fledgling.  You live in a nest that is warm, comfortable, and tucked away from harm.  You are being fed by your parents. You get to play with your siblings, and life,…

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The Art of Managing Your Negative Emotions

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / April 14, 2011

Many of my recent conversations with clients, including the ones I have with myself, have evolved around dealing with negative emotions. To be specific; how one can get rid of them, change them, or avoid them. Given the many unpleasant things that keep happening to people at home or at work, I thought that it…

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All You Need is Love

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / February 25, 2011

It is easy for us human beings to either get stopped by emotions or get supported by emotions. Remember the last time you were in love? I know perhaps that happened a long time ago, but maybe you recently loved a movie or even just a meal. When you were feeling “in love,” that day,…

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“Listening”: A Gift We Can All Offer

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / November 8, 2010

Have you ever been in a conversation where you can hardly focus on what the other person is saying because you are busy formulating your response, or perhaps preoccupied with wanting to share some relevant tidbit about your own life?  If you have, you are not alone.  It has most likely happened to all of…

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Ask for What You Want

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / April 7, 2010

Have you ever found yourself in the position of feeling sorry for yourself? Yes? (Oh thank God, at least I’m not alone). Well, you did the best you could. You tried to fix it. And, maybe you even went way out of your way to make things better. In the end, you ended up feeling defeated, down and depressed. You got the picture?

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