Ethics is a hot topic these days, and (sadly) for good reason. There is little sign that greater emphasis on ethics and compliance has led tobetter behavior, at least judging from recent headlines. Ethicalsystems.org is an inspiring organization that is trying to understand how to foster more effective ways to promote ethical reasoning […]
Psychologist John Gottman has been researching relationships for more than four decades, and in recent years the popular media have taken notice of his findings. Accounts of his work have often emphasized the four “horsemen” in communication patterns that signal trouble for marriages: criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and contempt. But we sometimes lose sight […]
Quick: would you rather
- Be stuck overnight in an airport with no place to sleep
- Raise an issue with a friend when it might lead to a fight or argument
- Argue with a roommate
If you’re like 330 adults I surveyed this summer on MTurk, Amazon’s research tool, all three are equally unpleasant.
Surprised? I admit […]
Do you practice mindfulness? Here’s an interesting piece questioning the evidence that it is effective. Here’s how I think about it: mindfulness is an emotion-focused coping strategy (one that tries to help us escape or modify our emotions in the moment); evidence suggest these strategies can be helpful when we face a situation […]
“Frame adversity as a challenge, and you become more flexible and able to deal with it, move on, learn from it, and grow. Focus on it, frame it as a threat, and a potentially traumatic event becomes an […]
Much will be written about the 2016 Presidential election. Its outcome signaled a realignment in political coalitions but also reflected an increasingly balkanized information environment, with people reading and watching sources that reinforced their beliefs and emotions.
For some people in America – at least half, if the polls are right – the morning of 11/9 […]
How Emotion Coding Will Make Us Better Connectors: Westwood International Interviews Joanna Chango of Movius Consulting
Movius Consulting is working with select partners in our network to deliver innovative solutions to organizational conflict and problematic internal and external communication. […]