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Category: reacting to difficult workplace situations

adversity

An ageless folktale about dealing with adversity

Every so often, a conversation with an elderly relative reminds me of a story from Indian folklore that I heard when I was a child.  And I was reminded once again of another story, this time on the topic of

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Build resilient employees by being a role model for healthy practices

Since the beginning of this year, I have been talking about what it takes to build resilient employees.  Today’s tip – as a leader, be a role model for healthy practices. Be a role model for healthy practices You are

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resiliency

What is resiliency? Think rubber ball, not raw egg!

And still it keeps coming!   Back in March 2020, most of us had no idea that the coronavirus pandemic would go on and on.  No matter what you expected, I suspect that it’s been longer than what you thought.  Which

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horrible boss

The horrible boss never praises, only criticizes

If you’ve ever watched the movie The Devil Wears Prada then you likely know what I mean when I talk about the “boss from hell.  In the past, I’ve identified the common traits that characterize horrible bosses.  Here are two

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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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workplace courage

Manifesting ‘workplace courage’, an important but underrated skill

A recent situation prompted today’s blog post about workplace courage. “There is no hand sanitizer anywhere on the floor,” said an exasperated Sally on her first day on shift. “There hasn’t been any for three days,” responded one of her

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