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Leadership

How to rebuild trust in a working relationship

Brace yourself. It’s not the first time I’ve written about trust and it likely won’t be the last. Trust is the foundation of every relationship we have starting from the early years of childhood. It’s also the very thing that can take time to build but be broken in an instant. We spend years cultivating our relationships, building trust in

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Human Resources

The HR skills you need in the future of work

We’ve heard a lot about what skills will be in demand in the future of work, and more specifically, post-COVID. At the height of the pandemic, we also saw how HR experienced one of their biggest challenges this year alone. To say they had their plates full is an understatement. From sudden and quick changes to managing new ways of

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Human Resources

How your workplace culture can thrive in a remote environment

If you’ve watched your company culture shift and evolve this year, you’re likely not alone. When people were forced to work from home during the early stages of COVID, the rituals and traditions that bond employees in an organization naturally were put on the backburner. Changes came fast and suddenly while HR and leadership communicated new expectations, safety protocols and new ways

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Leadership

How to lead without negotiating this one thing

As former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss says, “Every day is a negotiation.” In fact, it’s one of the most important skills to develop as a leader. Fortunately, you have ample opportunity to exercise the art of negotiation daily without negotiating the shirt off your back. Should I make dinner tonight or order in? Should I workout or sleep in?

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Human Resources

Career aspirations & ambition don’t need to die in a pandemic

You may have had some of your plans fall through this year because of COVID and, for those whose livelihood depended on crowds and large-scale events, work was reimagined. That said, when the world throws you a curveball, we don’t have to put our ambitions or career aspirations on the backburner. I was catching up with one of my mentors

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Human Resources

How to lead through an extended crisis that’s sustainable

I can’t help but think about what’s left of this year. We’re heading into the winter months and for many of us in North America, that means moving into hibernation, more time with those we live under the same roof with, all while working through an extended crisis. Working from home may be something we’re all used to by now

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Human Resources

How to manage workplace conflict remotely & keep your people

Have you ever heard of the expression, “There’s too many cooks in the kitchen?” Well, the expression suggests there’s too many personalities, too many people in one place that can lead to clashes and conflict. It’s no different than where we work except we call it workplace conflict. We’ve all experienced some form of workplace conflict, some more than others.

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