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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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Want to accomplish more? Be Willing to Get Vulnerable with your Colleagues

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 9, 2021
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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 goofing around at the office.…

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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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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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Workplace Conflict Taking Its Toll? 8 Questions to Determine if It’s Time to Move On

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 25, 2019
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Are you struggling to get along with a difficult co-worker? You love your job, yet there’s one person at work who makes your workdays virtually unbearable. On one hand, the job itself is great and you’ve worked hard to attain the position you’re in and the respect you’ve earned. On the other, the physical, mental,…

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Does your Staff Meeting Remind you of a Holiday Meal?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / November 21, 2018
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Imagine you have a team member, let’s call him Rob.  He’s worked for your organization for years and knows your business inside out. At the same time, he has some rough edges. He has a short temper. If something doesn’t go his way, he can go from zero to ten in a matter of seconds.…

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A Boss’s Ripple Effect…on Employee Engagement

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 15, 2018
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It’s the call no one wants to get. The call from a family member who tells you a loved one is severely ill. It was 2003 when I received that call on a brisk, cloudy October morning, shortly after I had arrived to work. My brother-in-law had been taken to the hospital by ambulance and…

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A Boss’s Ripple Effect…on Employee Retention

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 18, 2018
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I wish you could have been there, sitting in my office as a fly on the wall. You’d hear story after story of courageous people who want to make sense of difficulties in their lives in order to be their best in both their personal and professional lives. Before I coached leaders to strengthen organizational…

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A Boss’s Ripple Effect on Business Culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / August 20, 2018
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Cheryl and her boss Dan were in a conversation about a project that needed to be accomplished. As the conversation was about to wrap up, Cheryl made a comment with an edgy tone that didn’t directly address what she was upset about. Without skipping a beat, Dan calmly stood up, closed the door, and sat…

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Get Your Own Kleenex

By Bonnie Artman Fox / June 19, 2018
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It was the mid 90’s when I joined my first mastermind group. There were eight of us, all in different professions, who were in their first leadership roles. We grew to be a tight knit group as we mutually shared challenges in our jobs and searched for ideas on how to take our leadership to…

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