Gossip: The Cancer for Trust and Team Dynamics

You see your staff gathered around the proverbial water cooler and connecting with co-workers. Perhaps they are catching up on what’s happened over the weekend. So, how does this inane behaviour become like a cancer? It happens when the conversation wanders off course and people start conversations with, “Did you hear that Sally in accounting…” Sometimes you may be inadvertently passing on dishonest and inaccurate information. I’ve worked with organizations where gossip was abundant and it appeared to be a symptom, as well as, cause...

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Why Team Dynamics Training is Important

The cost of conflict from poor team dynamics can be high for an organization. Poor dynamics within your team can cause absenteeism, chronic sick time, and higher turnover rates. In turn, these problems can lead to decreased productivity and the increased costs associated with constant hiring.

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How to Offer Growth Opportunities

Growth is important to our careers and in working with our teams. Encouraging people’s development will ultimately improve your innovation and thinking of new solutions.

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Passion at Work

Last Friday I had the opportunity to present a workshop in Toronto named Working in Alignment: Ethics for Addiction Counsellors.  I awoke on Friday morning feeling like it was Christmas … my inner dialogue was “I get to drive to Toronto and do a workshop today” with excitement. I felt like a child in a candy store who was told she could have everything she desired. If that is not enough, after the workshop, I “flew home” … let’s be honest, it was Friday afternoon rush hour and my drive was 2.5 hours long! What I mean is, that I...

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