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2407, 2017

What I Learned from an NBA Player


You may have heard this Malcolm X quote before:

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
How are you preparing for tomorrow?
As I write this, I’m sitting in my office along with a wall of books— all of which contribute to my “passport to the future.”

I also […]

1707, 2017

How Important Are Our Workplace Relationships?

Attitudes, respectful conduct, Respectful Workplaces, Workplace Culture|

The Secret to Good Business? Connections, Connections, Connections
Today I come to you from 34,000 ft. up in the air. Although I have a nice view of the fluffy white pillows of clouds, all I can think about is a story I recently heard.

I attended my very first National Speakers Association conference in Orlando, Florida (hence […]

1007, 2017

The Little Things: What Makes for a Positive Work Environment?

Attitudes, Respectful Workplaces|

How do you feel going into work each day?
I know this is a question I ask in many of my blogs, but that’s only because it’s extremely important information to gather.

Additionally, it’s a subject I regularly discuss in my workshops. I’ve recently been conducting a number of workshops for a wide variety of organizations; everything […]

707, 2017

Strong And Ethical Leadership Is At The Heart Of Respectful Workplaces

Respectful Workplaces|

I believe that strong and ethical leadership is at the heart of respectful workplaces.
Effective leadership is not about finding a soapbox, standing upon it, and preaching to those around you like a Sunday morning hack at Speaker’s Corner in London’s Hyde Park.

No, the sort of leadership I am talking about is where you:
Assume accountability to your employees, and set […]

2606, 2017

Sexual Harassment Quiz: How Well Will Your Workplace Score?

Attitudes, respectful conduct, Respectful Workplaces, Workplace Culture, ZERO TOLERANCE|

Today’s blog may not leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, but hopefully it will be a wakeup call to get your workplace on the track to a positive, healthy atmosphere (if it’s not already…).
Sexual Harassment in the workplace is everyone’s business.
After all, it’s a pervasive workplace problem, isn’t it?

You may be thinking, “Well, it was […]

1906, 2017

When Good Conversations Go Bad, and How to Fix Them

Workplace Culture|

I was recently chatting with a friend of mine about work, I’ll call her Kelly.

Kelly works at a government agency and had just recently been promoted. While this is something that is normally associated with enthusiasm and perhaps even relief, it wasn’t so with Kelly.

As she began telling me about this new position, her comments […]

1206, 2017

Respect in the Workplace: How to Spread Happiness and Even Catch It Yourself

Difficult Conversations, E-Learning, Leadership, Respectful Workplaces, Workplace Culture, Workplace Leadership, workplace training, ZERO TOLERANCE|

Today I want you to think about your day-to-day work life.

Do you look forward to getting up and going to work every morning? Or maybe you hit snooze over and over and contemplate calling in sick…

Well, if you’re the dreading type, then I invite you to consider this:
You can experience regular happiness.
Although it’s very easy […]

506, 2017

Safety Hates Complacency: Is Your Workplace Complacent or Safe?

Attitudes, Difficult Conversations, E-Learning, Leadership, risk assessment, Safety Culture, Workplace Leadership, Workplace Safety, workplace training, ZERO TOLERANCE|

It’s a workday like any other. Maybe you’re on your third cup of coffee or planning where to go for dinner after the “whistle blows.”

But suddenly the unexpected happens: an actual emergency situation.

Your heart starts beating faster. Do you panic? Or have you been prepared enough to know what actions to take?

In this week’s post […]

2905, 2017

“Conductors” in the Workplace— What We Can Learn From an Orchestra’s Leadership

Leadership, respectful conduct, Respectful Workplaces, Workplace Leadership, workplace training|

Have you ever heard Beethoven’s 9th Symphony? If you’re not sure, you’ve probably at least heard ‘Ode to Joy’ which appears in the fourth movement.

Regardless of your familiarity with this brilliant piece of music, there is a video I encourage you to watch if you have six minutes:

In case you’re short on time, to summarize, […]

2205, 2017

Know Your Colours: The Key to Violence Prevention in the Workplace

Attitudes, Difficult Conversations, E-Learning, Leadership, respectful conduct, Respectful Workplaces, risk assessment, Safety Culture, Workplace Bullying, Workplace Culture, Workplace Harassment, Workplace Leadership, Workplace Safety, workplace training, Workplace Violence, ZERO TOLERANCE|

I recently came across a great article about what flight attendants look for when they greet the passengers boarding their planes.

Thinking about that heightened awareness they embody at the beginning of a flight brought to mind our training workshops on Workplace Violence Prevention.

We spend time talking about the importance of being able to look at […]