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Talking about love in the workplace may be seen as taboo, off-limits, and prohibited. But when I talk about love in the workplace, I’m not talking about office romances and relationship policies. When I discuss the concept of love in the workplace while coaching managers and...

You’ll hear me say this often: Communication is critical for the success of any organization or team. It's the first “C” in a healthy company. This communication needs to be healthy, not directive communication. Healthy communication is collaborative, where people feel confident to share their opinions (even...

You’ve probably heard me talk about the foundations of a healthy organization, but there’s one more pillar that’s vital to the success of a company . . . the hiring process. Right now, it’s all the buzz as companies and organizations have challenges sourcing and hiring....

Do you know the difference between team building and team-building? Stay with me here, because there is a difference! What if instead, I asked: Do you know the difference between building a team and team building? Are you catching on?  We often hear the term team building thrown...

Conflict is a part of human nature. It’s a by-product of life, opinions, personal truths, and perceptions, both at home and in the workplace. And in all honesty, life would likely be pretty boring without a *little* conflict.  Because individuals have different experiences and values, conflict...

What is company culture? We hear this term so often in the workplace, yet there doesn’t seem to be a true understanding of what it is, the purpose, the benefits, or the impact culture has on an organization. Before answering these questions, let’s clear up what...

It’s that time of year again. When we reflect on the past year, look ahead to the new year, and make some shifts. But when it comes to shifting in the workplace, there’s not a right or wrong time to make a positive shift.  And there...

I think most of us can identify a few times in our life where the saying “hindsight is 2020” has been applicable. For me, it was my first experience as a new manager. I would love to be able to go back to those employees and...

When talking about workplace boundaries, it’s not about the old-school traditional mindset of checking your personal life at the office front door. Rather, it’s about how you establish boundaries to work well with others in a respectful, effective, and productive way. Before we discuss what healthy...

As we’re in the thick of the gift-giving season, I wanted to share an employee gift idea that is highly underrated and often overlooked. And one you probably won’t see on any holiday gift guides for the workplace. I’m talking about the gift of effective meetings. I...