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Category: Tough Situation Tools

long-distance leader

It takes more work to be a long-distance leader, so watch for signs of burnout

All year, I’ve been sharing short strategies on video about how you can be a stronger long-distance leader, something that has become much more common since companies have moved to virtual and hybrid workplaces.  Continuing in this series, today’s tip

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workplace pressure

How are you handling workplace pressure?

Workplace pressure is a reality for most people, even more so since the COVID-19 pandemic.  The unfortunate truth is that it is up to each one of us to manage and mitigate the effect of workplace pressure on our health

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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

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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

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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

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Respond calmly by “putting a stone in your mouth”

Being able to respond calmly in the face of anger can be difficult.  A client (who is from the Nisga’a nation) recently shared with me this powerful advice from a Nisga’a elder – “Put a stone in your mouth”.  It

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