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How a Leader Evolved from Hot-Headed to Level-Headed

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 6, 2021
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Several years ago, my boss and I were leaving a client appointment. As we entered the parking lot, we watched a car parking next to his brand-new vehicle scrape the shiny paint off the side of his car. We heard the sound of metal against metal and watched as the driver seemed oblivious, not realizing…

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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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The Startling Connection Between Leader’s Behavior and Your Bottom Line

By Bonnie Artman Fox / February 9, 2021
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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 a family who has consistent…

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5 Practical Ways Leaders To Guide Employees Through Uncertainty

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 27, 2021
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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 sure how to endure these…

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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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Until Brighter Days Come, Adversity Has Purpose

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 16, 2020
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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, sleep for a few hours…

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Grateful For Learning From Adversity

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 16, 2020
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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…

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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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COVID-19 Application of the “Keep Calm and Carry On”​ Poster

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 27, 2020
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During a trip to England last year, my husband and I came upon the Barter Bookstore that houses the original “Keep Calm and Carry On” Poster.  In the spring of 1939 when the war against Germany was inevitable, King George VI wanted to convey a message to his people assuring them that all necessary measures were being taken to…

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