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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Active Listening

What to Do When Not Everyone on the Team Contributes to Discussions

Have you ever noticed that sometimes people never contribute to a discussion at work? Or perhaps they contribute very little, particularly in a group setting.  If this is a typical pattern that you’ve noted within your organization, your team may be having a communication problem. Some people are less comfortable

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Corporate Wellness

Have You Ever Agreed with Someone Just to Shut Them Up?

Have you ever been in a meeting with someone who just keeps pushing their agenda and not listening to the others in the room? Whether you decided it consciously or not, have you ever found yourself stopping to argue your point, even though you completely disagree? I don’t know about

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Corporate Wellness

Why Is It a Problem If Everyone Always Agrees With You

Unhealthy communication patterns within the work setting are so pervasive that this is frequently one of the core issues affecting teams to which I consult. What may appear to be a conflict-free environment may actually be riddled with a top-down management approach that has left everyone too afraid to say

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