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Follow These 3 Guidelines To Stop Problematic Employee Behavior

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 2, 2017
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You’re in your office. An employee has come to you to complain about a co-worker. This person tells you the same problematic behaviors he/she has told you before about the other employee. You wonder how much time and energy is being spent on this ongoing conflict that could be spent doing productive work. You’ve tried…

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A Personal Message from Bonnie

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 5, 2017
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To my e-newsletter followers over the past four years, and those of you who’ve followed me since the start of my business, thank you for being on this journey with me. Shortly after moving to Pennsylvania, I founded A Conscious Choice. I transitioned from my work as a Marriage & Family Therapist to Executive Leadership…

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How to See the Humanity in Your Employees

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 28, 2017
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This is the final part of a three-part series on setting the tone in your work culture. “Sometimes people are jerks. They are rude, abrasive, and selfish. They may say the right things, but the way they behave makes my guard go up and it’s hard to see anything good about them.” Do you feel…

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How to Keep Calm and Set the Tone for Your Work Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 28, 2017
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As a hostage negotiator, George Kohlrieser has been held hostage four times. Even when a pair of scissors was against his throat, he chose to talk rather than call for force against his captor. In those tense moments, he chose his words carefully in order to build a connection from the hostage taker’s despair to…

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How to Avoid Going in Circles With Reasonable Suspicion of Substance Use

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 11, 2016
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We’ve all been there. In conversation with employees exhibiting unacceptable behavior. Are you ready to get off of the merry-go-round?

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5 Signs You Are An Avoider And Need to Grow Your Self Awareness

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 7, 2016
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“Feelings are mentionable and manageable” – Mister Fred Rogers   In his television show of 895 episodes that ran from 1968 – 2001, Mr. Rogers taught kids about a variety of life skills such as valuing themselves, self-control, curiosity, appreciation of diversity, cooperation, patience, and perseverance.   Through meaningful lyrics, scripts, and puppetry, Mr. Rogers presented…

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4 Risks of Taking a Stand with an Abrasive Boss

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 20, 2016
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Standing up to an abrasive boss is risky. Read further to learn what is at stake if you take stand with an abrasive boss.

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Never Let Your Mindset Hold You Back Again

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 19, 2016
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I recently had the privilege of consulting with Bob, an extremely competent employee who was the recipient of an abrasive boss.  The purpose of the consultation was to help Bob gain skills to improve collaboration in the workplace while setting expectations of being treated with respect and civility. The tone of his voice and overall…

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Stop This Virus from Spreading in Your Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 20, 2015
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Is gossip undermining your work culture?    Dear Bonnie During the staff meeting two employees looked at one another and rolled their eyes while another co-worker shared a new idea. Instead of stating their opinion about the suggestion their co-worker presented, they stayed silent.  After the meeting at the proverbial “water cooler”, they talked about…

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A Mom Who Made Wrongs – Right

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 5, 2015
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As most of you know before my current role as a speaker and coach I was a Marriage & Family Therapist, I had the privilege of watching individuals, couples, and families take the skills we discussed and turn around unresolved conflicts in their lives. During this week leading up to Mother’s Day, I remember one…

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