Listen: How to Redirect Emotional Waste in the Workplace

May 3, 2018 Sarah Payne

Is workplace drama an inevitable part of doing business? Cy Wakeman, WorkHuman 2018 speaker and president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership, argues there’s a better way. Cy started her career as a marriage and family therapist. She took what she learned about human behavior and psychology and now helps organizations improve the way they manage and motivate their people.

We recently interviewed Cy on WorkHuman Radio to learn more about how leaders and individual contributors can take control of their happiness, ditch the drama, and redirect emotional waste at work.

Here are my two favorite takeaways from this episode:

  • Whenever you feel stressed – like the world is against you – that’s a sign that your internal thought processes are flawed and your ego has taken over.
  • One way to get out of your own head (and your ego!) is to write down all your feelings about a situation at work and cross out anything that is not a fact.

Listen to the episode embedded at the top of this post for more wisdom and practical tips on ditching the drama.

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Sarah Payne

Sarah is managing editor at Globoforce. When not writing about all things WorkHuman, leadership, recognition, and appreciation, she enjoys iced coffee, running, and spending time with her daughter, Mabel.

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