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3 Ways to Drive Inclusiveness and Create Belonging Within Your Team

2021-05-18T13:31:31-05:00

Unless you are working with robots (which is entirely possible) you are likely to work within a group of diverse individuals; all with unique personalities and skill sets. Folks often compare their work teams with the makeup of sports teams, and because we live in Canada, we’ll use hockey to set this one up.   A hockey team has a number of different roles and positions all responsible for a certain task on the ice. The first line centerman should be scoring goals, the big defensemen keeps the opposing team away from the net and the goalie keeps the puck out [...]

3 Ways to Drive Inclusiveness and Create Belonging Within Your Team2021-05-18T13:31:31-05:00

Give & Take: How Do You Deliver Feedback?

2021-05-11T13:08:09-05:00

If you have had more than one boss in your career (which I’m sure you have!) you will know that there are many different ways to receive feedback. Some leaders don’t hesitate to let you know when you have dropped the ball. If you are lucky, you will get the opportunity to work with a leader that takes the time to understand which approach to feedback works for you. Here are some approaches to giving feedback: Tell me how you really feel, why don’t you?   You have likely experienced this first approach. It comes across heavy handed and can feel like [...]

Give & Take: How Do You Deliver Feedback?2021-05-11T13:08:09-05:00

Work-Life Balance is Evolving. Here’s What That Means for the Future.

2021-04-26T20:14:41-05:00

The notion of work-life balance took on a whole new meaning a year ago when office dwellers were forced to set up shop in their homes. According to Statistics Canada, 32% of Canadian employees worked most of their hours from home in 2021, compared with 4% in 2016. That is a huge jump!  For many, this was a welcome change and one that many have been asking for years. For others, this  shift has turned their life upside down, blurring the lines between home and work.  One thing we have learned is that no two situations are the same. Some people [...]

Work-Life Balance is Evolving. Here’s What That Means for the Future.2021-04-26T20:14:41-05:00

3 Ways to Show Gratitude in Your Daily Life

2021-04-19T11:33:04-05:00

As we are in the midst of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic it is all too easy to focus on the impact that the pandemic is having on our own lives. It’s times like these we need a reminder of how important it is to look outwards and show gratitude towards others. Reaching out to the people around us to show support during this difficult time can have an immediate impact on sustaining relationships that are most important to you.  Here are three ways to express gratitude in your daily life: Start with those closest to you. At times, [...]

3 Ways to Show Gratitude in Your Daily Life2021-04-19T11:33:04-05:00

Introducing The Currency of Gratitude Book. Available Now on Amazon.

2021-04-13T07:33:48-05:00

Gratitude really is in short supply these days, though it seems we truly need it even more than ever. We are all so busy trying to get our to-do list checked off that we often forget to stop and acknowledge the people helping us along the way. It’s important to make time for small gestures, meaningful expressions, and authentic acknowledgements of others. Personally, and professionally, gratitude matters because we matter. Gratitude is a subject that I am passionate about, so much so that I wrote a book on the subject--The Currency of Gratitude.  WHAT DOES THE CURRENCY OF GRATITUDE REALLY MEAN? [...]

Introducing The Currency of Gratitude Book. Available Now on Amazon.2021-04-13T07:33:48-05:00

5 Good Habits to Achieving a Successful Day at the ‘Office’ 

2021-04-05T10:08:18-05:00

Not every workday is the same. Some days you can fly through your to-do list with ease and other days finding the right place to start can be a challenge on its own.  Establishing consistency with good habits will set you up for a productive day and allow you to leave the proverbial office feeling accomplished.  Here are five habits to start adopting today:   #1 – Start the day out with a plan and stick to it. Take five minutes at the beginning of your day to write down what you need to complete and  visualize the outcome of your day. [...]

5 Good Habits to Achieving a Successful Day at the ‘Office’ 2021-04-05T10:08:18-05:00

How to Recognize Employees in Today’s Environment

2021-03-23T20:54:17-05:00

The first sentence in my new book, The Currency of Gratitude (Available April 13th) starts like this: Common courtesy is not so common anymore. This is even more relevant today, one year into a pandemic that has thrown us all the ultimate curveball. It is fair to feel like you’re still struggling to navigate your day-to-day responsibilities.   Nevertheless, the need for recognition has never been higher and a moment of gratitude from a colleague or leader can go a long way to boost morale.  Here are a few tips on how to recognize your employees and clients in today’s environment.  #1 [...]

How to Recognize Employees in Today’s Environment2021-03-23T20:54:17-05:00
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3 Easy Ways to Set Up Your Workspace to Enhance Productivity and Improve Mental Clarity

2021-03-17T20:46:06-05:00

Since COVID-19 hit and many of us shifted to working from home, our personal and work lives have collided. Our dining rooms have become multi-purpose rooms - a home office, a classroom, a space for Zoom happy hours -  and somehow amidst it all, we find time and space to eat there too. When these areas are cluttered it can lead to an overall cluttered feeling in our brains. So how do we focus on work in our home environment? Here are a few tips to improve your productivity while working at home: #1 – AVOID DISTRACTIONS  Stating the obvious? Maybe. [...]

3 Easy Ways to Set Up Your Workspace to Enhance Productivity and Improve Mental Clarity2021-03-17T20:46:06-05:00
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Big Goals: Special, Not Unachievable

2020-11-24T18:38:33-05:00

“My goal is to build an institution similar to the ones that had carried me through the first three decades of my life.” Sounds like a big goal. That statement drove this person to become the founder of one of the most successful and outstanding corporations in the world today. That was Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon in 1994. Yes, Amazon was his big goal. Now regardless of what you think about Amazon or big business, I want you to focus on the concept of the big goal as you read this article. Getting Started You may wonder, “How would a 30-year [...]

Big Goals: Special, Not Unachievable2020-11-24T18:38:33-05:00
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Thank You Notes: A Simple and Sincere Way to Show Gratitude to The People Who Have Helped You Reach Your Goal

2020-11-24T18:32:17-05:00

Is there someone that has helped you, but you just can’t seem to find a way to properly thank them? Do you want to show your gratitude in a more meaningful way than a text message? A thank-you note is a thoughtful way to show your appreciation to those that have helped you, though in the tech-driven world we live in today, it has become somewhat of a lost art.  People often feel that a thank you note will take too long, or they just don’t know what to say. Read on to learn why thank you notes mean so much [...]

Thank You Notes: A Simple and Sincere Way to Show Gratitude to The People Who Have Helped You Reach Your Goal2020-11-24T18:32:17-05:00
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