Dysfunctional Behaviour blog posts

“Watch your Words!” – Understanding the Difference between Disagreements and Dysfunction

In watching the news and reading the latest social media feeds, it has become clear that the latest war on humanity very much involves a “war of words” on each other. The Internet, through Facebook, Twitter and various media sites, is replete with...

"Glass Half Empty or Half Full"? It’s A Matter of Perspective

Everywhere we go, if we look closely enough, we learn about respect.   Even on the exercise mat. The other day, I was at our local gym at the same time as a seniors’ exercise class.  We were all on the mat together. Within the first 10 minutes, an...

The ABCs (and Ds and Es) of Effective Performance Management

Browse the aisles of any library or bookstore and you will encounter many leadership/management books containing complex theories and innovative ideas on transformative leadership; the essential characteristics of an effective leader; and so on....

They're Counting the Days before He Leaves on Vacation

Summer vacation is a time when most staff look forward to taking a break from work.  In workplaces infused with conflict, many staff members are equally excited when others take time off, particularly those who cause day-to-day stress and tension in...

Welcome To My New Site

Welcome to my re-vamped website!  We have done an "extreme" make-over and I am very pleased with the results. Thanks so much to Deck Fifty Design and Redbird Communications for their incredible creativity, insights and support. This website is an...

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Leader As Influencer? Without a Doubt

Recently, there is a lot of talk about “influencers” in our communities – those with sufficient power, presence or persuasion to affect the decisions...

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!