Sep 01

It should come as no surprise to anyone that all people want to be loved. It’s one of our deepest needs. Even within our professional relationships, we want to be loved. Now most people would not identify that need as love per se when it comes to coworkers and supervisors. But the basic elements are there. We want to know that our colleagues and bosses care about us, support us, and think well of us. So call it what you will, the same need exists within our professional relationships the same way it does in our personal ones. Continue reading »

Aug 25

Got Stress? Want to learn ways of handling it better?

LCL and LOMAP are offering a free Stress and Time Management series starting this Friday (August 28th) and running for three weeks. We will cover topics related to recognizing stressors and your response to them, ways of dealing with stress so that the stress does not wear you down, and practical time management skills that can make a significant impact on your stress levels. Continue reading »

Jul 21

There is comfort in predictability. This is one of the reasons we develop routines and habits. In fact, the more comforting our routine, the more painful it is to change it. To put it simply, deep down inside we often times would prefer the comfort of a bad habit to the uncertainty of a potentially positive change (that’s why it is so difficult to change habits – even bad habits). Despite the negative aspects of our routines, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t. This principle of resisting change contributes to the fact that the only reason we give in to change is when our status quo becomes too uncomfortable. Sometimes the motivating discomfort comes from within you (feeling bad about the status quo) and sometimes it comes from the environment (new jobs require learning new skills). Continue reading »

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