December 17, 2018

Do employee recognition programs really work?

  Q: My Company is considering implementing an employee recognition program, do these really work? A: The Conference Board of Canada found that recognition is the top drive of Employee Engagement (June 2110 HR Trends and Metric Report Conference Board of Canada) Further, the Gallup Organization surveyed over 4 million people, … [Read more...]

Answer this question to overcome those “what if’s” that are holding you back

Q: I have been wanting to make a change in my career for some time now but keep stopping myself for fear that what I really want to do won’t work out. What can I do to get over my fear? A: Change, even positive change, can bring up fear. Sometimes, when we are trying to go for something new our “what if’s” stop us, often unconsciously. Here are … [Read more...]

The why, who & how of finding your tribe

Q: After 20 years of corporate life, I left to follow a dream and started my own company. Despite achieving success, I am feeling isolated working alone and my corporate friends don’t really “get” what I’m doing.   A: I hear this a lot from new entrepreneurs: while they love working for themselves, it can feel lonely and isolated being … [Read more...]

Managing Your Emotions at Work

Q: Sometimes I struggle with managing my emotions at work.  If I’m feeling upset, frustrated or angry and I need to share my opinion, it’s all I can do not to start to cry or blurt something out in anger depending on the situation.  I don’t want to be seen as rude, weak or unprofessional, what can I do when this happens? A: You might be … [Read more...]

Talking too fast says “I’m anxious & I’m not interested in what you have to say”

Q:I read your column on how people perceive you based on your tone of voice. I have an interview coming up and I’m really nervous.  I tend to talk fast when I am nervous, can this impact my ability to get hired? A: Great awareness on your part and yes, I believe that talking too fast can impact how well your upcoming interview goes. As mentioned … [Read more...]