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Ending the Tyranny of Toxic Workplace Behaviour

Toxic workplace behaviours damage careers and ruin lives. They exact a heavy toll on countless individuals every year. Unfortunately, our untested assumptions and beliefs often cause unacceptable behaviour to go unchecked. Do you believe that...

Random Acts of Kindness Week: It’s Often About What We Don’t Do, Rather Than What We Do

In thinking about Random Acts of Kindness week, I realized that we often talk about ways in which we can be kinder to others through our actions - what we do for others and what we give to others.  However, it is equally important to consider what...

The Link between “Hollywood Harassment” and the Modern Workplace: Key Takeaways to Consider

Almost daily, we are faced with new reports of longstanding harassment in the entertainment industry, journalism and politics. The harassment stems far beyond sexual acts and harassment to include physical aggression, public shaming and significant...

We Need to ACT Now … or Do We?

The Importance of “Triaging” Your Next Workplace Complaint In today’s workplaces, leaders often receive – with great emotion – a complaint about “something that has happened” in their organization, along with a demand for specific and immediate...

What Does it Mean to “Support your Team”?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Principled Leadership In many organizations, “supporting one’s team” is characterized as a critical pillar of strong leadership. Many individuals, within HR and Senior Operations, describe “supporting management” as a vital...

Random Acts of Kindness Week: It’s More than A Movement – It’s the Only Way to Move

I am excited to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 12-18). I am passionate about kindness. Kindness in the workplace and at home. Kindness to others and to ourselves. Often, I am called in to mediate, investigate and adjudicate...

“Let’s (Walk the) Talk” Day: From Texting to Tangibles

Today is Bell's "Let's Talk" day. As noted on Bell’s website, ( http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/news/148/bell-lets-talk-day-2017-is-january-25), Bell will donate 5 cents more to mental health programs every time someone sends a Bell Let’s Talk message of...

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Walking the Talk of Respect – My Experience with Victoria Hospice As many of you know, I have been involved in the legal and organizational aspects of health care for many years; first as counsel in medical malpractice litigation, and then as...

There is NO Such Thing as “Good” Workplace Gossip: Weighing in on the Current Discussion

The headline of a recent CBC article states “Did you hear? Gossiping with coworkers can be a good thing” (November 7, 2016, cbc.ca).  The article indicates that “Too much gossip can be highly toxic in a workplace, damaging relationships between...

The Week After the US Election: Revisiting the Foundation of Workplace Civility and Respect

The morning after the US election, I drove – admittedly on auto-pilot – to the first of several sessions I recently delivered on workplace respect and civility. I wondered to myself how I was going to “show up” as my usual “positive and practical”...

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Ending the Tyranny of Toxic Workplace Behaviour

Toxic workplace behaviours damage careers and ruin lives. They exact a heavy toll on countless individuals every year. Unfortunately, our untested...

The MIRROR Method

How To Resolve Workplace Conflict? Learn more about workshops and courses using Marli Rusen's MIRROR Method - 6 steps to building respectful workplaces that are practical & defensible! Click here!