April 25, 2018

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...]

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...]

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...]