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3 Common Myths About PTSD and How to Identify it in the Workplace

A year has passed since the fear and reality of COVID set into the western world. Our lives have been turned upside down in countless ways. Work is no longer what it was, kids are struggling to keep up, parents are overwhelmed and exhausted to no end.   Businesses and...
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Want to accomplish more? Be Willing to Get Vulnerable with your Colleagues

Would it change the way you think about your co-worker if you knew they were the oldest of five kids and they grew up in a single-parent home in a rural area? They became like parents themselves at a very young age and have little patience for child-like behavior or...
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Investing in human capital is the only way for your company to truly succeed.

Spending resources on how leaders and employees treat one another is often considered a waste of time and money when there’s so much work to be done, strategy to be executed, and bottom-line results to be achieved. Many leaders think that focusing on healthy behaviors and emotional intelligence skills in...
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The Startling Connection Between Leader’s Behavior and Your Bottom Line

One of the most common questions that executive leaders want to know is “Can you prove that improving workplace behaviors increases bottom line results?”   Truthfully?  Proving how healthy behaviors contribute to a high performing and profitable organization is difficult to measure. The proof is in the end result.   Think of...
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5 Practical Ways Leaders To Guide Employees Through Uncertainty

We’re smack in the middle of a global pandemic. Yes, there are reasons to be optimistic, but on any given day you’re likely flooded with a number of hard emotions. Exhaustion, grief, and overwhelm are our constant companions. Anxiety and fear are never far these days. You may not be...
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A Nurse’s Courageous Approach to Workplace Conflict

My brother-in-law is a nurse anesthetist. He told me recently how frustrated he gets when colleagues talk about one another instead of talking to one another.   This is a man who isn’t afraid to speak up and “rock the boat” if needed. So, what did he do? Instead of fuming to another colleague or...
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Creating Meaning Out of Adversity

Last March, life as we knew it came to a halt. Nearly every person on the earth was faced with a scary, invisible threat that we knew little about. At the time, we couldn’t imagine how devastating the COVID-19 pandemic would be to human life, our economy, the healthcare system,...
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Until Brighter Days Come, Adversity Has Purpose

My first job out of nursing school (a long time ago), was working as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Chicago, IL. I worked the night shift in perinatal nursing or high-risk obstetrics.  Meaning women who were experiencing some type of complication during pregnancy. I’d come home at 8am,...
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Grateful For Learning From Adversity

2020 has certainly had challenges. But it won’t keep me from sharing with you my tradition of reflecting on Three Questions about the past year and asking you to do the same. What are you most grateful for? Please share what was the highlight of your year? Do you have any...
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Removing Uninvited Guests at Your Thanksgiving Table

This Thanksgiving is like none other. Perhaps people are missing from your table because they don’t feel comfortable meeting in person due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, there may be people present at your table who have completely different views about the handling of the pandemic. Whether...