Category Archives: HR

Three Chemistry Lessons that Signal You’re a Friend or Foe

by Judith E. Glaser Remember these three chemistry lessons when you’re communicating: 1. Be mindful of your conversations and the emotional content you bring—either pain – which closes the brain, or pleasure which opens the brain. Are you sending friend … Continue reading

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A Visual on What Works with Management Feedback

by Judith E. Glaser This ‘chemistry of conversations’ is why we need to be more mindful of our interactions. Behaviors that increase cortisol levels reduce our conversational intelligence or C-IQ—our ability to connect and think innovatively, empathetically, creatively and strategically with others. Remember: … Continue reading

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The Chemistry Factor in Relationships

By Judith E. Glaser We are all familiar with the ‘chemistry’ factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor.  However, we are now learning that our insights about the chemical nature of relationships and conversations are more than a metaphor—they are a … Continue reading

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Feedback versus the Dreaded Annual Review

by Judith E. Glaser One hundred years ago, Thomas Watson founded IBM on business beliefs. In 2001, IBM revisited those beliefs with an astounding global process called a Values Jam*,  which engaged hundreds of thousands of people in an online … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Employees Addicted to Performing Well

The Neurochemistry of Motivation By Judith E. Glaser Employee Question: I work better in environments when my superiors are supportive and give praise for a job well done, and are also understanding when things go wrong. I wonder, is there … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Have a Difficult Conversation That Leads to Action

by Judith E. Glaser Hiding behind email, texting or “sandwiching” tough feedback between compliments, won’t get your communication heard. Neither will “yell and tell!” Here are five ways to have those dreaded conversations that addresses fears, concerns and worries: Triggering: … Continue reading

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How to Communicate about Unmet Expectations

by Judith E. Glaser How should a leader address customers; shareholders; the press; employees? Are there different components of the message that should be shared with one group and not another? Who needs what type of information? Most of all, how can … Continue reading

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Turn Challenging Conversations Into Trusting Relationships at Work

by Judith E. Glaser No one could believe it – Radio Shack let thousands of people go and they did it through email! Most people dislike delivering bad news in person, and will find any way to avoid it. Making eye contact … Continue reading

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How to Drive Self-Expression to Innovate

by Judith E. Glaser I have yet to meet an executive, who joins a company to be ‘minimized,’ marginalized or to be intentionally held back from making a contribution. We join a company to make a difference, to make a … Continue reading

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Five Ways Leaders Can Boost Employee Engagement

by Judith E. Glaser The key is to use your conversational intelligence (C-IQ)—your capacity to connect—to recognize social and psychological needs and translate this awareness into conversations that meet these needs. Here are five steps you can take now: Step … Continue reading

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