How to beat Zoom fatigue

How to beat Zoom fatigue

I recently read an article in The New York Times about meeting fatigue: The feeling of exhaustion and tiredness after virtual meetings. Video conferencing is strenuous for our brain. There’re several reasons for that.

My favorite reason is the one Jeremy Bailenson (University of Stanford) mentioned in one of his articles: “When someone is close to you and stares at you, from an evolutionary standpoint it means: You’ll fight or mate.”

Ancient Wisdom for modern Leaders: The rotten Apple

The common interpretation is that the basket of apples is an analogy for your beliefs, opinions, and perspective.

It’s possible that one or more apples are rotten. Who cares, right? Does it matter if there’s one rotten in a mass of healthy?

Yes. It matters. Decay is like an infectious disease and if you don’t remove the foul apple, it might infect the healthy apples around it.

We can’t look at beliefs and opinions isolated and separate from each other. They are connected, one is built on the other and a single wrong belief poses the risk to spread its falsehood within our belief system.

5 Things that Hurt your Business Relationships

5 Things That Might Hurt Your Business Relationships
Building and nurturing positive relationships takes effort. That is true for personal relationships and business relationships alike. 

While many people are open about their emotions in a personal relationship, they rarely share if something rubs them the wrong way at their jobs. 
Therefore, try to make as few mistakes as possible.

The scream

The scream is the loudest in your head and for individuals close by.
But maybe the people you want to reach can’t hear you.
In a sea of screamers, perhaps it’s worth cutting through the noise thoughtful and purposeful.

To make an impact increase influence

If you want to leave the world a better place then you found it, you have to be able to change your environment. Influence is a transfer of emotions that leads people to take action and even do difficult things. Empathy allows you to connect authentically with people, get where they are coming from and […]

Emotions in the Workplace – Do you let your emotions run your meetings?

Managing your emotions for better meetings When all parties leave the meeting room or negotiation table feeling as winners, you did a good job. Managing your emotions in the workplace, in meetings, and negotiations is an important prerequisite for successful meetings. If you can control your emotions, it will be easier for you to lead the […]

10 Essential Rules For Ineffective Meetings
Did the executive coaching industry fail?

The dose makes the poison Terms like authenticity, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and empathy are trending. We want to optimize the way we communicate; we wish to be mindful; we intend to grow and become more efficient and productive. Companies spend billions of dollars each year on sales- and management training. Often, executive coaching focuses on […]

Why manipulation is better than its reputation

We want to be in control and make free, independent decisions - guided by rationality and with a clear mind. It's not surprising that manipulation has a bad reputation. It calls on emotions and clouds the senses.  But sometimes manipulation can seduce us to a better life. I recently came across a Pinterest account that […]

How to influence without authority

Susan is the head of development of a medium-sized IT company. She is very well respected by her colleagues and the CEO. Not only do they ask her for advice regarding all questions about IT development, they also seek her advice regarding countless other questions. The marketing department listens to Susan when they're evaluating new […]