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A “Friendly Reminder” on Anti-Bullying Day: Let’s Sweat the Small Stuff

Today, many organizations are hosting events and hanging banners to recognize and “honour” Anti-Bullying Day. As someone who works passionately to build respectful workplaces, I applaud the efforts being made to bring awareness to the destructive...

A New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions: Appreciation over Change

In January of each year, we commonly think back over the past year to reflect on how it went, often with a view to determining what needs to change. In the workplace, this happens more than once per year. In fact, this is the common way in which...

“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...

It's Not Over ‘til It's Over: The Importance of "Closure" in Workplace Disputes

During my years as legal counsel in workplace-related litigation, I assumed that the dispute or grievance for which I had been retained "ended" when the award/decision was issued and implemented.  Through our formal process, the parties had been...

Is a Personal Epiphany Necessary for Change? Avoiding the Need for "Aha" Moments

"YOU CAN’T CHANGE SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T SEE AN ISSUE IN THEIR ACTIONS" As soon as I read this saying, I sighed.  I sighed because, when it comes to effective workplace change, this simply isn't accurate. Many workplace leaders (and employees) assume,...

Maintaining Workplace Respect during the 2015 Election: Some Tips to Consider

Yesterday, workers and leaders throughout Canada went to the polls to vote for Canada’s next leader and governing party. There has been a lot of “talk” and commentary leading up to this election – in person, on social media, and generally.  I...

Workplace Meetings - Not Necessarily a Necessary Evil

As part of my business, I conduct environmental scans of teams that are not functioning well - turnover is high, morale is low and chronic negativity abounds.  As part of this process, I interview every team member  - from administrative assistants...

Workplace Dysfunction and Mental Illness

Workplace Dysfunction and Mental Illness – Are Your Actions (or Inaction) Making it Better or Worse? The issue of mental illness – and mental health generally – comes up frequently in the work that I do.  During training, investigations and...

The Tonic for Workplace Toxicity?

Some Points to Ponder I recently read an article by Jonathan Long: 8 Toxic Types of People You Should Keep Out of Your Life.  Read article here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246016 This article raises a good point. Toxic colleagues and...

The Emmys and Workplace Respect: What’s the Link?

As I was watching clips from my favourite comedians at the Emmys (such as Amy and Adam, with whom I am on a first-name basis – at least in my mind), I reflected on the importance of humour, both in my personal life and in the work that I do. When...

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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!