Mindfulness and Working Through Conflict  

Using mindfulness to help with conflict

Dealing with the uncertainty and stressful emotions in any conflict can unto itself be a barrier to solving it. Perhaps its why many people tend to put it off or not ever deal with a difficult scenario. However, ignoring it might lead to even bigger problems such as uncomfortable interactions with others, a breakdown in…

Read More

Do You (REALLY) Know How Engaged Your Employees Are?

Employee engagement

It’s no surprise that the pandemic has us all marching to a different drumbeat on how best to re-engage as a team. It’s a common topic of discussion, regardless of the size or type of organization. For some, it means onboarding new team members who they’ve not met in-person. For others, it means working with…

Read More

The Basics Of Onboarding Your New Team Member

Welcome to our team typed on a typewriter as a welcome to onboarding new team members

Now that the newest addition to your team has signed up….what’s next? Have you considered the first few steps you’ll take to help them be part of your team? The initial months (and sometimes even weeks) will set the tone for whether your new hire will love it or head for the hills!  Let’s assume…

Read More

If You’re NOT Dealing With Conflict…Make It A Priority!

Dealing with Conflict: Close,Up,Of,African-american,And,Caucasian,Human's,Hands,While,Gesturing.

We’ve all encountered situations that have some element of conflict. Maybe it was due to differences of opinions or a lack of communication resulting in poor decision making. Conflict can also bring with it tension and emotional reactions such as anger, frustration, fear, or anxiety. None of this speaks to a productive and engaging workplace!…

Read More

Nurturing A Culture Of Trust

illustration of a man on a tightrope being held by people on either side showing how it's importing to nurture a culture of trust

Anytime I read something about building trust or creating a culture of trust…I think, Why Does This Seem So Difficult? Have We Forgotten How Important Trust Is? The answers to these questions are not as important as reminding oneself to continuously take a temperature check. I’m talking about ‘HOW’ we work together and ‘WHY’ we…

Read More

Setting Goals And Creating A Sense Of Purpose

Setting Goals - Goal Setting - Giraffe HR APP

We all know how important it is to navigate our career – and at certain junctures – it’s SUPER important to review the road travelled, where you’re headed and how you feel about where you are. Whether you’re early in your career journey or very well established, check-ins are a MUST. This can include discussions…

Read More

Resilience And Evolving With It

Resiliance: Tiny office stuffers resting and working in the giant hands. Employee care, personnel benefits, support and professional growth concept.

No different from the challenges in our personal lives, setbacks and difficult scenarios at work can sometimes feel like a kick in the teeth! We all have stories and stressors that range in intensity – for instance, missing out on that job, conflict with a colleague, disappointing feedback from the boss, losing a client, mistakes…

Read More

Leading Others In A Hybrid World Of Work

Hybrid Work Model: This illustration depicts four people working remotely with a large lightbulb in the centre.

We’ve all had to adjust to a different way of working, which includes managing business priorities and interacting with others. It goes without saying that leaders need to be MORE connected with their employees today than ever before, especially given the need for flexible work practices. What’s a HYBRID work model and how does it…

Read More

Giving Feedback

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve” Bill Gates. Giving feedback can come in two forms – positive feedback or feedback for improvement.  Positive feedback is easy to give and receive, as it involves ‘good’ or ‘happy’ scenarios. Feedback for improvement on the other hand can sometimes be seen…

Read More

Your Personal Roadmap For Dealing With Change

Change-management-1

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Change, as we’ve heard many times…is the only constant! Be it a professional or personal topic, the change process can be disruptive. But it can often present opportunities. So, the glass is half full NOT half empty! In many…

Read More