Leadership

When To Raise Your Voice

Workplace Harmony Solutions When to raise your voice

Why does someone raise their voice at other person/s in the workplace? Some staff will raise their voice in the workplace to express or release frustration or anger. The release of wrath onto another person/s would be a breach of the organisation’s Code of Conduct and should not be tolerated or condoned. There is a time to […]

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The Gift of Gratitude

The Gift Of Gratitude

In a recent LinkedIn post, we celebrated World Gratitude Day by offering ‘The Gift of 5 Minutes’ gratitude ‘sticky pad’ notes for our valued clients and LinkedIn connections. You can view the post here. I would like to expand on the thoughts shared in this post and hope you come to experience (or are already […]

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Today is World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day.  Did you know that gifting five minutes of gratitude can have a huge impact not only for yourself, but for your colleagues, family & friends? Studies have shown how gratitude affects the brain including the ventral and dorsal medial pre-frontal cortex; where feelings of reward, bonding and positive social interactions […]

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The Importance of Claiming Ownership For Our Decisions and Actions

The Importance of Claiming Ownership For Our Decisions and Actions

Scenario:A Supervisor is attempting to manage a sensitive Return to Work (RTW) situation with a direct report. The direct report is keen to return to active fieldwork duties. The Supervisor is concerned such activities would exacerbate the worker’s injury. The Supervisor seeks HR’s review of the email to be sent to the worker communicating the […]

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Looking for Cultural Transformation? Try Finding It In The Mirror

Cultural Transformation

Looking for cultural transformation? Look to the top first. And if you are in senior leadership yourself, try finding it in the mirror. Any business masquerading as having a winning culture when really it is defensive, aggressive and unauthentic, is really only projecting a disguise. The Board and the Senior Executive are only fooling themselves. Nearly […]

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[Study] Workplace Resilience Training Lowers Stress and Sick Leave, Increases Productivity and Job Retention

[Study] Workplace Resilience Training Lowers Stress and Sick Leave, Increases Productivity and Job Retention

A current investigation by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine into the improvements in resilience, stress and somatic symptoms following resilience training has stated: There is ‘a growing body of evidence [which] connects employee resilience with important work-related outcomes. As examples, resilience is associated with lower levels of perceived stress, higher job satisfaction, and fewer […]

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Can Workplace Culture Be A Significant Contributing Factor To Chronic Illness In Senior Leaders?

Can Workplace Culture Be A Significant Contributing Factor To Chronic Illness In Senior Leaders?

Can workplace culture be a significant contributing factor to chronic illness in senior leaders? The culture dictates the story that must be played out and each staff member has a role to play in that story. The senior leader must be decisive, highly resilient and infallible and set an example of strength for all to […]

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