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Why Aren’t You Delegating More?

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Delegating more is a common topic with many of my clients. Why do so many leaders hold on to tasks that others could do? Responses I typically hear are: 1) It takes longer to teach someone than to just do it myself. 2) They won’t do it my way […]

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Why Emotional Agility is So Important

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC I have been working through the grief over my dog’s passing for the past several weeks, and Susan David’s book Emotional Agility has been tremendously helpful. She talks about three different ways we can handle emotions. The first is bottling, where we push our emotions down, trying to ignore […]

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A Tribute to My Dog Dexter

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Last Friday morning we had to say goodbye to our dog Dexter and let him cross over the rainbow bridge. He has been my best little buddy for almost 13 years, always by my side through good times and bad. This dog has been such a gift and a […]

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This Increases Influence and Strengthens Relationships

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Do you want to influence others? Do you want to strengthen your personal and professional relationships? Demonstrating empathy is one of the best ways to build connection and trust. It makes people feel cared about and understood. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and […]

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Are Biases Impairing Your Decision Making?

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC We like to think that our decisions are rational and unbiased. Unfortunately, our decisions are not free from bias due to the enormous amount of information that we face at any given moment. Because of this, our brains must develop mental shortcuts (assumptions or rules of thumb) based on […]

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How to Make Better Decisions

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Every decision we make is based in emotion. We decide to do/not to do something to avoid negative outcomes/emotions (failure, ridicule, embarrassment, shame, etc.) or to experience positive outcomes/emotions (accomplishment, pride, joy, pleasure, connection, etc.). Because of this, it’s important to insert some rational thinking into our decision-making process, […]

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How to Instantly Shift Your Mood

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC If you are finding it difficult to remain positive, optimistic and happy during these challenging times, you are not alone. However, it is more important than ever not to succumb to the negativity and let it drag you down. Negativity affects our energy level, mood, and health. Scientific research […]

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A Better Way to Give Feedback

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Giving feedback to others can be difficult and uncomfortable, especially if they haven’t asked for it. When done poorly, it can trigger the flight or flight response and damage relationships. However, there is a way to give feedback that is non-threatening and helps to build the relationship between the person […]

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Influence Others by Being a Better Listener

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Do you want to be more influential? One of the best ways to build trust and influence others is to actively listen to them. It makes people feel respected and understood. It also makes them more open to what you have to say. You can’t influence anyone if they won’t […]

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Complaining (and Listening to it) is Shrinking Your Brain

Written by Melissa Kessler, MA, PCC Do you have people in your life who like to complain? Are you guilty of complaining? Most of us are. According to an article by Meghan Overdeep in Southern Living, “The average person complains between 15 and 30 times a day.” It goes on to say that “Research from […]

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