May 23, 2017

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...]

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...]

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...]

Build Trust by Challenging Your Boss

Q: I have a new boss who wants to take the company in a new direction. I have been with the company for 15 years and think it’s a mistake. We tried it before and it didn’t work. While I agree changes need to happen, I don’t agree with the direction he wants to go. How do I tell him this without jeopardizing my job? A: Challenging your boss, … [Read more...]