Three articles Marcia Reynolds authored published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations
Marcia Reynolds is quoted in:
CareerSmart Advisor, October 26, 2009
How Change Can Drive Your Career
“Most change courses give you the ‘mechanics of change.’ Leaders have to deal with both the mechanics of change and the humanity of change,” says executive coach Marcia Reynolds, PsyD. “Instead of avoiding the resistance, they should embrace it and help their employees move through it. This ensures sustainable engagement and buy-in to change efforts.”
American Chronicle, July 28, 2009
Open Communications During Tough Times
Here’s a powerful way to help people accept change without creating a culture of whining and complaining.
Mental Notes, July 2009
Our Emotional Mind
According to Marcia Reynolds, an EI practitioner and coach, “To make better decisions, stimulate our creativity, increase our persuasive powers and live healthier, more peaceful lives, we must learn how to partner with the feelings that arise from our emotional reactions, not suppress them like we’ve been taught to for so many years.” It all begins with an awareness of our emotional states and a willingness to work with, not against them.
Cherry Hill Courier Post – Cherry Hill,NJ,USA May 18, 2009
Multitasking takes focus off important tasks
Just as one generation hates to let a phone ring, the Net generation hates to let a text go unanswered, offers Marcia Reynolds author of “Outsmart Your Brain.” “So they think they can do two things at once. The truth is, while you are texting, you are giving 100 percent to your text and none to your job.”
AmericanChronicle.com, January 12, 2009
To Speak or Not to Speak
“My biggest challenge as a speaker is keeping up on the latest research to keep my information interesting, fascinating and inspiring. Everyone has access to the latest information quickly and timely. They have heard hundreds of speakers before me. And many think they know everything already. I have to constantly stay on top of my game and on top of my profession,” says Marcia Reynolds www.outsmartyourbrain.com.
Pinkmagazine.com, December 2008
Talk to Me: How to give great last-minute interviews
“I had to keep the impact on me and my business in mind first,” Reynolds said, “then on how I could help other people. And yes, my ego loves it when reporters call, so I had to be very careful that I did not let my ego run my mouth.”
CNN.com, Oct. 2008
Dealing with tears at work
Organizational psychologist Marcia Reynolds agrees.“Though I don’t think anyone should cry on purpose, a spontaneous cry can be damaging to the person who feels they are weak because they are crying,” she says. “It is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being human.”
Reader’s Digest.com, Sept. 2008
Deal with Anxiety and Get Your Life Back on Track
Follow the Relax, Detach, Focus steps. Created by Marcia Reynolds, author of Outsmart Your Brain! the routine goes like this: Relax your body from the toes up.Detach from your thoughts.Center yourself in the moment (e.g., feel your head upon the pillow, or your feet on the ground, etc., depending on where you are).Focus on who you want to be and how you want to feel.
Harvard Management Update, Feb. 2008
How Will You Make Your Team a Team?
“Most people have an idea of what they are trying to achieve,” says Marcia Reynolds, author of How to Outsmart Your Brain (Covisioning, 2001), “but their picture of what this destination looks like varies, causing differing goals, priorities, and needs. Visions need to be visual and specific, then negotiated so everyone is focused on the same path.” The development of a shared vision might begin with a discussion of how the team builds value.
K107.1 Jon & Mary in the Morning Sept. 18, 2008
Drive time interview on the image of a leader with a focus on the current presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
Michael Dresser Talk Show Sept. 17, 2008
Talk show interview on Outsmart Your Brain! and how the election is affecting people on an emotional level.
Career Smart Advisor, Execunet, Sept. 2008
Organizational psychologist Dr.Marcia Reynolds says that if an executive can create an organization that is self-managed,groups can create their own guidelines for working together, thus enabling them to resolve their own conflicts instead of turning to their leader to do so. “If this is the case, then good training and coaching on conflict management/emotional intelligence skills should be provided for everyone so there is a common language and way of being with each other throughout the organization,” adds Reynolds.
U.S. Business Review, April 2008
Dr. Reynolds says the problem she discovered wasn’t a glass ceiling, but a gilded treadmill of jobs that don’t offer women much of what they’re looking for. “What I found is that a lot of the high-achieving women are opting out on their own,” she says. “They don’t really stay long enough to achieve those positions.”
Better Homes and Gardens, March 2008
I Hate Asking for Help
We’d rather keep up the appearance of being in control, says psychologist Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D., author of Outsmart Your Brain. “Our resistance is about maintaining our own self-concept,” she explains. “It may often take a life-changing event like pregnancy or a medical emergency to teach us that even the most competent women can use a little help sometimes.”
View Highlife Magazine February/March 2008
Extreme Makeover For Your Life
For many clients, it’s a matter of distractions blocking the road leading towards a goal. In one instance, Marcia worked with a seasoned senior vice president and attorney who said she needed help prioritizing tasks. After a couple of one-on-one sessions, she determined her client’s lack of motivation and commitment to her current job was actually the culprit——diverting her focus from her long-term career goals. By mapping out a concrete five-year plan, she was able to discuss her strategy with her husband, gain personal support, and then recommit to her job for three more years. Suddenly, her “prioritization” problems were solved! She realized that after a few more years in her current job, she could move on to new things. And that knowledge freed her to make good decisions and stick with her plan.
View Highlife Magazine April/May 2008
Extreme Makeover For Your Life: Dreaming Big and Getting What YOU Want
Dr. Reynolds uses assessments to help her clients clear away their personal deadwood and formulate their goals. While these baby steps my seem trivial, most clients are amazed just how much easier and successful life feels for them once they start “bringing up their score” by addressing personal issues, clearing “their space,” and soliciting support as needed. By mending the cracks, Dr. Reynolds and her clients are on track to coaching success!
More.com, January 2008
Reynolds, currently working on a dissertation about high-achieving women in the workforce, finds comfort that she’s not alone in her predilection for a man content to bask in the shadow of her success. “My research found that 70 percent [of the working women she interviewed] are the primary breadwinners, yet feel their relationships are true partnerships.”