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compassion in the workplace

Go beyond empathy; compassion in the workplace is what really matters!

Alexandra Chisholm is a physical therapist, specializing in the care of complex burn survivors. She has a special interest and education in pain management, and is, in her words, passionate about the Science and Art of alleviating pain and suffering. 

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Want to know how to get promotions? Get tagged as a HiPo

In my leadership development consultancy, I frequently work one-on-one with employees in a mentoring relationship.  And one of the questions I am often asked, particularly by those fairly young in their careers, is how to get promotions.  And the answer

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develop resiliency

To develop resiliency, start with empathy

Today’s blog post continues with our video tip series on tools to develop resiliency in your people.  One of the most overlooked aspects of the resilience skill set is the ability to cultivate empathy — both self-compassion and empathy for

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negative criticism

Negative criticism – how to tell the useful from the useless

Criticism can be hard to take.  Even if it is well-meaning, it can hurt.  And if it is unkind, it is even worse.  What should you do?  React or ignore it?  Respond or walk-away?  Act on it or disregard it. 

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empathy

How to display true empathy in the workplace

Empathy is a workplace skill worth pursuing.  People who are empathetic have higher-quality working relationships with their colleagues, their staff, their clients and their superiors. But because empathy relies on a lot of non-verbal cues, our current world of remote

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leadership lessons

Leadership lessons from a penguin

In the past, I’ve been inspired to blog about Leadership lessons from a mountain and Leadership lessons from a sea turtle, and many of you were motivated enough to add to these lists. Stirred by a visit to the Calgary

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