6 Ways I Learned to Like People that I Don’t Like, and Build Relationships

With all the people that we are connected to, it is inevitable that we will encounter a few that we are not fond of. The reasons may be blatant, but they also may be subconscious. However, if we can uncover and acknowledge some of these reasons, we have a greater chance of resolving the issue, which means improved relationships, culture, and productivity. …

Digital Fluency, Hashtags, and Reinventing Work – on Business Over Coffee

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sherri Henley on her blogtalk radio show, Business over Coffee. I finally had the chance to listen to it myself and wanted to share with you ICYMI! We talk about: my use of social media to meet people and to build my business the need for Digital Fluency why hashtags are a must on Twitter how …

DON’T Bring your Empathy & Sympathy to Work?

Do we really need to offer more of ourselves at work? Do we really need to add sympathy and empathy to our list of work tasks? Or, can we all benefit from a few kind words? “We are all adults here, time to suck-it-up!” There are many thoughts and/or comments surrounding “emotions” in the workplace. “We are all adults here, time …

No need to be AT work with a Mental/Physical Illness

A first glance, you might think that this blog is about telling people with mental and physical challenges to STOP working. This is not that kind of blog. I have a dear friend who has worked in the office jungle for many years. Also during that time, she has suffered from an anxiety disorder and an unrelated physical illness. She has never told her …

Why is this store SO HAPPY?

A retail store where EVERYONE is happy (including me as a customer)? How is this possible? On a busy Saturday in November (just when the Holiday shoppers are out-and-about), I encountered an assortment of Home Hardware Associates. ALL were happy, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They all took initiative, and seemed to genuinely take pride in their …

3 Ways to Handle a “Little” Unethical Problem

Is there such a thing as being a “little” unethical? Is that like being a “little” pregnant? Fraud, grand theft, discrimination based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation – are just a few examples of unethical behaviour. Why should supply stealing be any less important? I ask this because I did an informal poll, and found that some …

8 Tips For Work-At-Home Couples

My husband works at/from home. And, I work at Home for Pam Ross Consulting. At the core of my work environment (because Pam Ross wholeheartedly believes in it) is ROWE – which stands for Results Only Work Environment. Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are the Founders of CultureRx and creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Their first …

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