Never Reprimand an Employee

During a coaching session with an inexperienced Executive Director, the advice she had received from a Board member was to “reprimand” her employee. As a team dynamics specialist, this sent chills through me. The energy of the word “reprimand” is one of parental, power, and control. And let’s face it, who wants to be to reprimanded or controlled? At the same time, I was reading Brene Brown’s book Dare to Lead and right at the chapter about shame. When we reprimand someone, we tend to shame them. And shame creates isolation and...

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Google Employees are Standing Up Against Inappropriate Behaviour – Are You?

Is there a “star performer” on your team that executives feel “we can't afford to let him/her go”?

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The Real Costs of Allowing Poor Behaviour in the Workplace

Some organizations might keep a difficult but long-term employee who they say does good work, but yet their interpersonal behaviour is abhorrent. Do you have an employee that fits this bill? Are you even addressing the issue or are you hoping if you ignore it, it will simply go away?

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What Message Are You Really Delivering?

Are you portraying a “do as I say, not as I do” tactic in your organization?

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5 Things to Review if you have Lost Your Compassion

Can you remember a time in your life when you needed more understanding and compassion than you received? If yes, then you know how challenging and even debilitating that can be.

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