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Lessons for Leaders From a Mother Who Fought to Make Her Wrongs Right

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 4, 2021
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Before becoming a speaker, author, and leadership coach, I was a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. This role gave me the privilege of helping individuals, couples, and families share their stories, learn new skills, and turn around the unresolved conflict in their lives. I often think of a woman named Jane who came to me…

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

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 23, 2021
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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 leadership are seeing valued team…

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A Nurse’s Courageous Approach to Workplace Conflict

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 12, 2021
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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 complaining to a superior, he…

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Creating Meaning Out of Adversity

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 29, 2020
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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, and our ability to be…

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The 3 Best Ways to Navigate Change (and Uncertainty) Successfully

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 8, 2020
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Uncertainty has become the new norm. Since mid-March, in order to keep people safe from the coronavirus, we were faced with almost daily changes that have impacted the way we work, interact, and socialize. Three months later, there’s an added dimension of uncertainty with nationwide riots that contributes to people feeling on edge.  On many…

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Leading with Stability and Hope During Crisis

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 23, 2020
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Dealing with uncertainty creates anxiety for most people. It’s especially difficult when facing a pandemic. Most likely, you are facing tough decisions that impact your company’s bottom line, employee paychecks, and the health of your employees and customers.  What your employees need most is for you to lead with a non-anxious presence. A presence of staying calm, not…

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What Does the Coronavirus and Conflict Have in Common…And How They are Different.

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 16, 2020
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As we all face the uncertainties associated with the coronavirus, it made me realize just how much this virus and conflict has in common in at least two ways: 1) Both Perpetuate Fear With the coronavirus, our country and the entire world are facing lots of fears. Fear of becoming infected, fear of how our…

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Are you a fixer

Are You a Fixer? How to Know When Helping is Hurting

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 25, 2019
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Are you a “Fixer”? By age 11, Maria was writing checks to pay the family bills, by age 14, she started her first job, and by age 19, she owned her first home. Due to the unpredictability in her upbringing from her father’s alcoholism and her mother’s mental illness, Maria said “I’ve been an overachiever,…

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Keys to Marital and Business Success

The Keys to Marital and Business Success: How One Couple Successfully Works Together in a Family Business

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 27, 2019
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Family-owned businesses often struggle because sometimes personal conflict spills over into the family business. The result is a work culture with unresolved family issues that impacts how the company runs, its overall productivity, and ultimately its bottom-line results. It’s been no different for  married couple, Angelo and Lauren, who are third-generation family business owners and…

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Three Strategies for standing up to the office bully

3 Strategies for Standing Up to the Office Bully

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 18, 2019
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“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” ~ Lao-tzu Most people either endure working with a bully or leave their job, even if they love what they do. After all, it’s risky to stand up to a bully due to the possibility of retaliation and the…

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