Urrgh! Not THAT Again?!

We all have them. Those annoying things we tolerate from ourselves and others. They have a way of simmering on low in the background of our minds, creating a low-level disturbance. Whether it’s your desk that’s cluttered, your computer has a glitch, or it’s someone else’s behaviour. Do you pride yourself on being a tolerant person? Do you tolerate your own bad habits? Do you tolerate less than acceptable behaviour from your direct reports or colleagues? The biggest challenge with these “tolerations” is that it creates stress in...

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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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