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How to Deal With Peer Pressure

Thoughts from the book When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael D. Sedler Peer pressure doesn’t just happen among teenagers. Peer pressure can occur at all stages of life in many settings. Workplace peer pressure can feel especially painful because the stakes can feel higher. We at Launch Leadership Development […] Read More

Speaking Up to Those in Authority

Thoughts from the book When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael D. Sedler In our last article I shared Dr. Sedler’s ideas about why some people might find it difficult to speak up, and some questions to ask yourself before speaking up. Today I want to share his ideas about […] Read More

When Silence Isn’t Golden

Thoughts from the book When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael D. Sedler A time to keep silence, and a time to speak…  – Ecclesiastes 3:7 It takes wisdom to know when to speak up and when to keep silent. When I saw this title, I knew I could learn […] Read More

Tame the Toxic: How to deal with a difficult person

Do you have a toxic person in your workplace or school that seems to enjoy getting under your skin? Today, we at Launch Leadership Development want to give you some strategies to deal with this toxicity, and help you recover your peace of mind at work/school.  Life is too short to be dealing with stressful […] Read More

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood   Habit #5

Launch Leadership Development is continuing the study of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey So far, we have covered the first four habits. Habits 1-3 build a strong foundation for independence. Habit #1 Be Proactive Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind Habit #3 Put First Things First Habits 4-6 […] Read More

Ditch the Drama

Who likes being around drama??  Apparently, some people do, but if you are like me, and you find it draining, read ahead for today’s discussion on how to: Drama is turmoil caused by behaviors such as: Some recognizable personality types that often cause drama include: Mean girl/guy – sabotages people “accidently”.  Knows everything about everyone […] Read More

Conflict: Everybody’s Got It

Conflict with someone is never fun. Think about the last conflict you had. Do you remember what it was about? I mean, really about? I say that because often we have conflict and do not even realize the root of the issue. Today I’d like to dive into the topic of conflict by examining: Conflict […] Read More

The Art of an Apology

Do you know someone who is unable to admit they are wrong or made a mistake? What about a person who cannot forgive and holds grudges? They are very difficult to be around, are they not? The ability to make and accept an apology is a sign of strength, compassion, and humility.  It is a […] Read More

The Art of Saying NO: A lesson in Polite Refusal

“Do you mind staying late and helping me finish this project?” “Can I borrow $20 until Friday?” Questions like these would often throw me in a whirl of emotions from frustration to anger to guilt to resignation, all because I tend to be a people-pleaser and did not know how to say NO. If you […] Read More

You May Hear, But Are You Listening?

We’ve all done it, we’ve all had it happen to us: we think we are listening to someone but five minutes later we have no clue what they said. How does that happen? Why do we LET it happen? I want to challenge you today to become a skilled listener by: Listening well is a […] Read More

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