The impact: Building a case for a civilized workplace Recap In my last post, I described my experience in an uncivil work environment and the toll it took on me and the team. This series is largely about workplace incivility. However, incivility can happen at home, with family, friends, in the community, anywhere-the same issuesContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two”
Category Archives: Mindset
I love this cartoon because it reminds me that if I try to do things to please people at the expense of who I am, I lose. This is true in a work situation as it is in a personal situation.
Perspective reminds me of a kaleidoscope. A kaleidoscope is: 1: an instrument containing loose bits of colored material (such as glass or plastic) between two flat plates and two plane mirrors so placed those changes of position of the bits of material are reflected in an endless variety of patterns 2: something resembling a kaleidoscope: such asContinue reading “Perspectives”
It’s time to re-frame failure. To avoid the word, people have tried to soften it by calling it a setback, major disruption, mistake, error in judgment, etc. Use whatever word you like, it isn’t the word that is the problem, but how you interpret it, or personalize it. The stories below are examples of howContinue reading “Reframing Failure”
Leading with an Attitude of Gratitude
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming this weekend. The word thanksgiving is a great word, because it is a reminder to take some time to be thankful for what we have, and for those who love and appreciate us. It can be tough though, because it is a habit that needs to be developed through practice.
Mind your Mind
You’ve probably seen something like this floating around the internet. I really like this visual because it is a reminder that our brain really is like a computer. We program and control it by what we put into our head (thoughts, feelings, emotions, and beliefs).
For some, when something is hard, uncomfortable, or scary, the tendency is to give up. For others it is the kick that they need to keep going because they know that the breakthrough is coming. They double up on their efforts to train the quit out of themselves and keep going.
We can be our worst enemy if we listen to our fears and limiting beliefs. Successful leaders reprogram their internal messages and mindsets to overcome fears, insecurities and limiting beliefs. They stretch themselves to believe bigger for themselves.
Get Organized to Improve Credibility and Reduce Stress
Organizing things is one of my ways of coping with stress and it is how I remain productive. Organization and time management skills are life skills that can be developed and maintained. In this study, 67% of high school teachers surveyed, viewed having organizational skills as critical to student success. The same principles that prepareContinue reading “Get Organized to Improve Credibility and Reduce Stress”
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