Are you Ruling or are you Leading?

Our freedoms have been challenged in 2020 perhaps more than the Second World War. Worldwide we’ve all had several situations this year where we lost the ability to make decisions for ourselves. With very few exceptions, we were told to stay at home, and when we could leave, what we needed to experience to go to the bank, grocery store, or perform other errands. The numbers of rules are astounding! And they seem to vary somewhat from week to week (as our government legitimately learns more and more about this virus). People have responded...

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How Trauma Impacts Times of Uncertainty

Hint, It’s Unpredictable May is mental health month. And much of mental health isn’t shared nor talked about. What can you do? Given our current self-isolation required, it can be even more challenging. For example, a woman working in a retail store was required to wear a mask due to the safety measures required due to this virus. For her, this was a trigger back to sexual abuse as a child. When it appears that individuals are having an unusual “emotional over-reaction” to something, a trigger has occurred. I am certain she is not...

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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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