December 17, 2018

Our brains are still looking for that sabre-tooth tiger

Q: During my review, I received feedback that people think I can be negative. I have to admit that I have become quite negative lately. It’s not much fun and it's clearly impacting me at work. This isn’t how I used to be. How can I turn this around? Interesting fact, did you know our brain is hardwired to focus on the negative? Solid research … [Read more...]

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...]