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Toxic workplace? How One Woman Chose to Stay & Grow

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 20, 2021
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“When I was growing up, I learned to be cautious of what I said because it could set my dad off in an angry outburst at any minute. Just like in my family when I didn’t want to rock the boat with my dad, the same thing is happening at work with my boss.” A…

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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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Being a Leader is Like Being a Parent

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 10, 2017
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During a recent coaching session with an executive, my client struggled with how to manage an employee with skilled performance but poor behavior. She said, “Leadership is a lot like parenting.” Curious, I asked how so? “Sometimes it seems like my employees test the limits to see what I’ll do just like my kids do!…

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3 Behaviors that Family and Senior Leaders Should Embrace

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 16, 2017
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For many years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I worked with couples and families to strengthen relationships and work through hard times. In the first session, I emphasized the courage to ask for help and recognized it as a healthy behavior. After all, challenges are part of life and an outside perspective helps us…

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4 Tips to create a psychologically safe work culture

By Bonnie Artman Fox / October 13, 2014
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What was intended to be a short, positive meeting turned sour quickly.   The staff had gathered to discuss how changes in the department were going.  All feedback up to this point from various staff members was positive.  As the Trainer I anticipated the good vibes to continue and celebrating how the team had worked…

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Three Assumptions For The Good

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 17, 2014
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You could feel the tension when you walked into the room.  The staff had heard negative rumors about the new manager and their guard was up.  They were skeptical and suspicious about change being positive. They had a great respect for their previous boss.  To say they weren’t happy about the new manager would be an understatement. …

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Peace Gives Power

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 21, 2014
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It started out as a typical day for Antoinette Tuff at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Elementary School.  When suddenly a gunman entered the school stating “We are all going to die today”. During this unexpected moment of crisis, she had a choice to react with panic or to stay calm.  Gratefully, she chose…

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I wouldn't go in there if I were you

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 25, 2014
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“I wouldn’t go in there if I were you” “What do you mean?” “He’s in one of those moods.” “Thanks for the heads up, I’ll come back when the coast is clear.” Could this interchange between two of your employees be about you?  Do people know when to stay away from you because they sense…

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