Month: August 2020

Not yet ready to return to the workplace?

Not yet ready to return to the workplace?

As COVID-19 restrictions start lifting across the country, many people are facing an unexpected conundrum. In fact, you too might be in a similar situation: your employer wants you to come back to the workplace, but you’re not yet ready to return to an office or other communal environment. The reasons vary. Perhaps you have […]

Is mental health addressed in your post-pandemic re-launch strategy?

Is mental health addressed in your post-pandemic re-launch strategy?

Robert Manolson is a professional colleague and an avid mental health champion who facilitates workshop presentations to business leaders on the importance of starting honest conversations about mental health at work.  It’s been a while since he last guested on the blog.  The last time he was here, his post was on Does your employee […]

What the practice of medicine can teach us about solving problems

What the practice of medicine can teach us about solving problems solving problems

Solving problems and making decisions are two important elements in leadership.  Which is often why I blog on this subject.  Recently, I’ve been in-and-out of specialist doctor offices (don’t ask), and I’ve come to realize that there are two steps in medical therapy – diagnosis and treatment. But which should come first? As individuals, we […]

The right way to communicate unpopular decisions to your staff

The right way to communicate unpopular decisions to your staff

Sometimes you will have to make unpopular decisions, choices (or decrees) that will not be liked by your staff; it’s one of the responsibilities of leadership.  Sure, good leaders strive to minimize the fallout of decisions on their people, but sometimes doing the right thing for the company as a whole means hurting some of […]