7 Techniques to Cope with the Current World Crisis

Many of you doing very important work have needed to shut down your services. Some of you have had to figure out the virtual way to do business. Many of you are in the front lines trying to comfort those in your care while perhaps struggling to cope with the vast change that is currently happening in our world. We are not living in the same way that we did only a few weeks ago. Our new reality is a crisis. We are all being encouraged (and in some places forced) to protect our great nation. Some are underreacting thinking we are making a big...

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How to Deal with Conflict when it Arises

  Conflict is inevitable! Unresolved conflict is causing Canadian Organizations billions of dollars a year! Think about how much time you and your employees are losing to avoiding conflict, dealing with outbursts and delaying projects because you are unable to come to a resolution that works. Conflict is challenging! And, if you are like me, you were given many messages in childhood not to make a fuss, to settle down and to just let it go. Addressing it wasn’t an option. As a child, I never witnessed my parents disagree. I was not...

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What if We De-Personalized Conflict? Then What?

This week my nephew apologized for a posting on Facebook because he offended people with his strong opinions.  The actual post based on political viewpoints had caused several people to unfriend him. On Facebook, this doesn’t necessarily have long term effects. However, at work, it can and does. The challenge was that people who read his post and disagreed personalized it. This happens all the time in the workplace. This is common in the non-profit organizations that I’m called to work with as some team members have strong passions for...

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Team Member Burnout: How to Protect your Staff

  96% of Senior Managers in Canada believe their team members are experiencing some degree of burnout. (Accountemps 2019 Survey) The World Health Organization defines burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. How many of your team members are stressed to the point of burnout? The culture of your organization plays a role in this. Take a look, what is causing the stress? Ask your team members what motivates them and what frustrates them in their day-to-day work. Then create an...

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Your Decade in Review

Where were you when we entered 2010? What was happening in your life? Your Career? Your Family? When I reflect back to 2010, I was stepping into team dynamics solutions for organizations that highly value their employees. It was a time of transition for me. In the past decade, I have prided myself on shifting workplace cultures to those that team members are excited to work at! I am proud of my accomplishments and the impact that I have had in the last 10 years on leaders and their teams! From a personal perspective, my recent hike to Machu...

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