September 16, 2019

Owning up to mistakes the best policy

Q : My business partner and I disagree on how we should handle a situation at work. We made a decision that turned out to be a pretty big mistake and it impacted our team in a negative way. I think we should acknowledge to the team that it was a mistake but my partner things we shouldn’t and that we should just move on. Who’s right? A: What a … [Read more...]

Goodwill is like money in the bank

Q: I launched my own consulting company a year ago. My clients have been happy and I’m making a decent living. What do you suggest I focus on to maintain the success I have created in my business? A: When I read your question, what immediately came to mind was “This person is smart. They are focusing on both the bottom line and happy clients”. I … [Read more...]

How to deal with the “office slacker”…

Q: I have a co-worker who is a complete slacker. They don’t do their fair share and I end up picking up the slack. I don’t know what to do. A: In a survey of 550 people, 93% said they work with at least one person who isn’t doing their fair share. Many people worry that something bad will happen if they say something. Here are a few tips on … [Read more...]

The power of making failure an option…

  Q: A presentation I gave at work was an epic failure, nerves got the better of me and it went terribly. I have to give another presentation next month and I’m so worried I’ll fail again I don’t want to do it. What can I do? A: Failure is rough, no matter how you slice it. Many of us grew up with the notion “failure is not an option” or … [Read more...]

What’s worth doing even if you fail?

  For anybody who knows me, running is kind of my thing. It’s where I find my centre and connect with myself. It’s a moving meditation, my whole body says “Ah, yes, there I am”. I’m a better “me” in every area of my life when I run. Not to mention, if you ask my husband and kids, I’m a much nicer person to live with! Brene Brown … [Read more...]