Author: Edythe Richards

My Emotional Intelligence Playlist

Fellow music lovers:  if you’re like me, it’s difficult to narrow down your favorite songs and bands.  But let’s say you’re forced to choose one genre that speaks to you the most. What would it be? For me, it’s rock – hands down (I still get a little tingly by long-haired guys with electric guitars and leather pants). It’s not just the 80’s and 90’s hair bands that suck me in  – it’s the charisma, the intensity, the rawness of the lyrics, the dirty beat, the ‘greatest noise’ ever invented that transcends all types of rock: heavy metal, indy,...

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The Bright Side of Life with Zombies

Now we know the answer to the question “Who did Negan kill?” The season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead was just as bloody and disturbing as expected. It’s a given that the impending apocalypse is going to be bad (zombies are the least of our problems). Add kill beloved characters in truly horrific ways and Robert Kirkland’s apocalypse becomes one that is not only terrifying, but downright pessimistic. Like many others living in a post 9/11 world, I have a sort of morbid fascination with the end of time and quite enjoy fictional stories about how unfair and...

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Hate Your Job? 5 Questions to Ponder Before you Go

If you’re in a job you hate, you’ve probably thought about changing careers. But how do you know when you’re ready to take the leap? Are you just daydreaming? Are you willing to do what it takes to build a new career from scratch? The reality is that by necessity, you’ll probably have to change careers at some point in your life. “Traditional” work practices, such as employer loyalty, have been affected by technological, economic, and political changes around the world. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that people changed jobs on average 11.7 times. However,...

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5 Tips to Find a Green Job

If you love the idea of making the world a cleaner, greener place, keep on reading. If you want to get paid to make the world cleaner and greener, definitely keep reading! We have limited resources. We’re depending on the future generation to nurture a cleaner, more peaceful and productive world. But the choices we make now are critical to what will be available to us in the future. We need to take advantage of all renewable technologies: solar, wind, wave, tidal, biofuel –that will decrease our reliance on fossil fuels. As our carbon footprint gets larger, governments, businesses,...

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How the double platinum rule can help your career

You’ve surely had the Golden Rule drilled into your head from a young age: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” These words have kept us ethical and on-track, particularly in terms of communication and relationships with others (If you don’t want others to lie to you, then don’t lie to others!). Example: Bill’s direct report, Sarah, did an excellent job on her most recent project. Bill was so impressed that he acknowledged her publicly during a large division-wide meeting. He even had a special plaque made and asked photos to be taken for distribution...

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