Helping Employees Through a Disaster

If you haven't heard by now, there is a(nother) hurricane coming - a BIG one - that a good many of us will be feeling the effects of. As I write this, Irma has strengthened to a Cat 5, with winds up to 175. I'm praying for the people on the Islands she will be …

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Orgs – Help Your People Maintain Work-Life Balance

Yesterday I discussed the need for workers to have good work-life balance, and gave compelling reasons for this necessity. Today, I wanted to follow up and speak to organizations and their role. As I mentioned yesterday, American workers are taking less and less vacation days; they are tied to their work more than ever. The …

Leaders – Help Your People Through Times of Change

One of the most frustrating situations I see workers face is during times of organizational transition, such as mergers or acquisitions. I am always left wondering why the effects of such change are not given more consideration, particularly the impact on workers. I have found that communication seems to take a back seat when it …

Giving Up or Doing More – Which is Best?

As we are a week into the season of Lent which, if you're not familiar with, is when some religions fast, pray and repent for the 40 days before Easter. Typically, one will either give something up that is difficult for them, such as eating candy or smoking, while others will do more, such as …

Are You Creating a Culture of Fear in Your Organization?

I was talking to a coaching client the other day who discussed changes going on in their organization and how they were seeing 'odd' behaviors from employees, which included being less engaged in their work and more demanding in their wants and needs. Upon further exploration with this client, it became apparent that they were¬† …