Corporate Wellness

How to Ask for Clarification Politely

Have you ever experienced a meeting where somebody is explaining something, but for the life of you, you cannot even begin to understand their point of view? You’d like to ask for clarification, but you’re not sure how in a polite way. Perhaps you find yourself asking for clarification a

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Active Listening

Why It’s Important to Clarify Nonverbal Communication

Have you ever been sitting in a work meeting and felt that someone is saying one thing, but that their body language is communicating something entirely different?  For instance, someone might be saying that they agree with a proposed change, but their facial expressions might make you question if they

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Corporate Wellness

5 Tips to Set Yourself Free from Shame at Work

People use shame in all sorts of different situations as a way to manipulate others into doing or feeling something that they want you to do or feel.  Shame is a silent and powerful manipulator.  Many times, we don’t even realize that shame is silently controlling how we are reacting

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Corporate Wellness

7 Signs That Your Team Has a Communication Problem

Maintaining open and respectful channels of communication is the foundation to the success of any business.  I have seen many teams who are working together on a project, yet they do not even share the same vision of the project.  What is more, they are not openly discussing their differences

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Corporate Wellness

Creating a Corporate Culture that Supports Creativity

Discovering ways to foster creativity and innovation in your workplace can seem like a daunting task. Perhaps you are inspired to tap into new markets and begin new projects that both excite and motivate you. You have a vision to develop an organizational culture that will support a creative and

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Corporate Wellness

Does Fear Hold You Back from Saying What Needs to be Said?

One of my superiors at work once told me that they admired how I always said what needs to be said, without any fear. His feedback took me by surprise. I had so many memories of sitting in meetings with this person, anxiety searing my chest, as I geared myself

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Boundaries

What to Do When Someone Is Mad at You?

Have you ever had the experience of telling someone that you couldn’t do something, only to have them become mad at you, or disappointed with you?  Did you stand tall with the boundary you had set?  Or did you find yourself back pedalling in an attempt to make amends?  Or

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Active Listening

5 Tips to Reach a Consensus in Work Meetings

The need for everyone to agree on a common vision at work is not something new. Projects that proceed without everyone being truly on board with the vision for the project, and the steps to attain that vision, end up taking much more time and money to bring to fruition,

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