Corporate Wellness

How to Work with People You Don’t Like

Have you ever been in a job where there’s been one or more colleagues who you simply do not get along with? We get to pick our friends, but we don’t get to pick our colleagues. It seems that in any job, there are colleagues with whom we connect very

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Corporate Wellness

How to Get Better Results from Your Employees

Are you finding it challenging to get better results from certain employees, even when you’ve addressed the same performance issues with them time and time again? We often view performance issues as being related to a character flaw in the person whose performance is weak.  This tends to be particularly

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Corporate Wellness

You Might Be Doing Positive Thinking All Wrong

There has been a lot of focus in the past few years about the importance of positive thinking. Explained in its simplest terms, having a positive mindset means being able to see the bright side of things. For instance, instead of saying and believing a statement such as: “My team

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Active Listening

Why Reprimanding Employees Won’t Improve Job Performance

Reprimanding employees for weak job performance will typically have one of two possible outcomes:  your employee will either rebel (i.e. not do what you are asking of them) or they’ll comply out of fear. When someone complies out of fear, they’ll likely take the corrective action that you’re requesting.  But

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Corporate Wellness

How Can Leaders Manage High Emotions in Work Meetings?

A few months ago, our 9 year son was having a really rough night.  His anxiety had gotten the best of him and he was terrified to go to sleep.  After much work and patience, he finally fell asleep at 10pm, only to awake again at midnight.  From the minute

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Corporate Wellness

Setting Boundaries Around Personal Opinions at Work

Have you ever been part of a conversation at work where someone is sharing a personal opinion about someone else on your team and you’re left feeling uncomfortable? Here’s a prime example that I’ve been witness to.  A client was considering assigning a project to a member of his team. 

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Corporate Wellness

What Is Your Reaction to Stress at Work?

Stress in the workplace is simply inevitable. We’ve all heard lots about the detrimental effects of stress on our health and our relationships.  Lifestyle changes such as exercise, a healthy diet and getting enough sleep can help us manage our stress.  We all know this. But what if we could

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