December 11, 2017

The upside of Envy

Q: A friend and I are in the same profession. They have advanced more quickly then I have and I hate to admit it bothers me somehow. I don’t want these feelings to get in the way of our friendship. What can I do about it? A: Ah yes, the pang of envy. Did you know that research is now showing that envy can have a positive effect on our lives? … [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...]

Are you the office martyr?

  Q: I have always thought of myself as being a team player & hard worker. Recently I overheard someone call me a “martyr” at work and they find me difficult to work with. I have been working long hours and been pretty stressed lately but what does that even mean? Being a hard worker shows your commitment to your job and company, … [Read more...]

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...]