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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How to Get Beyond Your First Assumption to Offer Growth Enhancing Accountability

  Recently I was presenting for an amazing group of Executive Directors on the topic of Accountability. We had time during the question period to explore some challenges that they were experiencing. One E.D. mentioned a new employee who was speaking to the person beside her throughout a meeting. This E.D. had made an assumption of the team member’s behaviour which resulted in strong feelings of frustration. Yet, the E.D. had not spoken directly to the employee. So what was really happening in this scenario? The story the E.D. created...

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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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Limiting Beliefs, Hate Crimes and Office Bullying

So where does this hatred come from? I believe it is from two sources – fear of the unknown and the unhealthy need for power. Both are based on very limiting belief systems.

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Change Can be Difficult to Navigate Through

About a week ago I was driving into Toronto for a meeting on the 400 series highways. I was driving along my merry way making really good time when another driver merged into my lane. Usually, this is no big deal however; this driver was going about half everyone else’s speed. I needed to brake to let him in and put my 4-way blinkers on so I wouldn’t get rear-ended. I patiently waited for him to get into the slower lanes which didn’t happen. This situation got me thinking about corporate change and how some executives and managers see...

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