Category: building relationships

employee support

Seek out available resources to offer employee support

Today’s post is another strategy in our ongoing video series on how to create a compassionate workplace in which you can offer employee support.  Today’s tip is to educate yourself on the resources that are available to you and your

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symbiotic relationships

Seeking out symbiotic relationships can make you a better leader

Examples of symbiotic relationships are numerous in nature, and they often offer great parallels to leaders in the world of work.  Consider the relationship between sea turtles and Yellow Tang fish.  The symbiotic magic happens in what is colloquially referred

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kindness in the workplace

Kindness in the workplace has to start with kindness to yourself!

Today I’m back with another tip in our video series on creating more compassion and kindness in the workplace.  Today’s strategy is to be kind to yourself. Be kind to yourself What I’m really saying is to practice self-compassion.  You

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compassion at work

Demonstrate compassion at work by giving your employees weekly support

It’s been a while since I last posted in our video series, so I’m back today with another video tip on what you can do, as a leader, to encourage more compassion at work.  This time, the strategy is to

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Empathy is no longer the most important workplace skill. It isn’t enough!

My latest column for The Globe and Mail went online last Friday.  Empathy is no longer the most important workplace skill. It isn’t enough got a lot more attention than I thought it would.  I started this column by writing:

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communicate with compassion

Communicate with compassion by paraphrasing at the 3rd or 4th level

Today’s blog post is another tip in our ongoing video series on how to lead and communicate with compassion.  In Strategy #3, I spoke about getting to know your people and in Strategy #8, I talked about being a mindful

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