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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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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Effective Communication

How to Deal with a Serial Interrupter at Work

Hi, I’m Lindsay Lapaquette and I’m a serial interrupter. I’ll admit it. It’s really hard for me to wait my turn to talk. The reason why people can have a tendency to interrupt can be related to a variety of different causes. In my own case, it’s partially due to

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Effective Communication

Uncover the Most Frequent Source of Conflict and How to Manage It

According to the DISC® Model of Human Behaviour, the most frequent source of conflict between individuals accounts for 80% of conflict. Curious to know more? I certainly know that we can all use a little less conflict in our lives… The factor that underlies 80% of all conflict pertains to

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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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Effective Communication

Do You Have a Receptive or a Reactive Communication Style?

When leaders and teams learn tools and discover ways to have open and authentic conversations, it creates an environment where people feel safe to say what they need to say.  As a Human Behavior and Interpersonal Communications Specialist, I’ve helped many leaders and their teams develop stress-free communication. The direct

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