Healing Workplace Friction

20 May 2024

Why does poor communication happen in the first place? Sometimes it’s as simple as misunderstandings or differences in communication styles. Other times, it’s the result of conflicting schedules or priorities, and maybe fear of confrontation.  Things can become emotional when relationships are strained. Practicing emotional intelligence (EI) is key here. EI refers to one’s ability…

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A Positive Mindset Creates a Healthy Work Culture

18 March 2024

A sunny and kind disposition is contagious! People want to be around others who inspire a positive outlook. Positive attitudes at work influence higher trust, stronger teamwork, and better collaboration.  Last month, we discussed the importance of trust in leadership and in the workplace. Those who inspire trust from their colleagues help contribute to an…

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The Company Cultures that Attract Talent

15 December 2023

Company culture seems to be a hot topic these days, but what does it look like in practical application? We understand company culture as the norms, behaviors, values, and work environment of an organization. Leaders may be considering how they can build a better culture at work, which enables employees to make positive contributions to…

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The Vital Role of Emotional Intelligence in Conflict Management

25 September 2023

In the world of corporate level disagreements there are competing aspects that contribute to collaborative and successful work environments. Not always immediately identifiable, Emotional Intelligence is one of the many tools that managers and employees use to help facilitate a growth oriented culture.  Identifying where you fall on the measurement scale of EQ matters in…

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Navigating Conflict Within The Multigenerational Workforce

05 September 2023

In a bustling corporate realm, a diverse group of mid-level managers found themselves at the helm of an extraordinary challenge – managing a multigenerational workforce. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and even Gen Zers converged, each with their unique perspectives, work habits, expectations and values. Little did these managers know that within this symphony of…

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Mental Health Doesn’t Have To Be A Lonely Struggle

26 June 2023

After a few years of silence, I heard from a business acquaintance, who I had worked with on several overseas assignments. It was wonderful to catch up and eventually hear about why she went quiet. It wasn’t a case of not wanting to stay in touch. She had something important going on with a team…

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Embrace A Learning Culture

26 May 2023

To remain relevant, agile and on top of your game requires continuous learning. This applies to  individuals, as well as teams and organizations. It has become critical today to create an effective learning culture, regardless of the size of your team. Why? Simply because our world (both personal and professional) is challenged and interrupted by…

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You Don’t Always Have The Answers

13 February 2023

Hey, it could be your first job, trekking along a different career path, or even a promotion. These can be exciting opportunities, which can also be unsettling. Regardless of your time at a company, taking on a new role will present uncertainties – which can range from a new team (or new Boss!), relocating to…

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The Human Side Of Leadership

11 July 2022

We live with disruption every day! Our everchanging local and international environments, throw us a daily dose of interruptions that impact every one of us – and mind you, in very different ways. Your employees could be dealing with a host of unsettling issues ranging from Covid-19 setbacks, not adjusting well to the new way…

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Nurturing A Culture Of Trust

14 December 2021

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…

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