Safety Through Mindfulness

Mike Labun

I used to think mindfulness – bringing your focus to only the immediate present – was dangerous. If I think only of what’s happening in the moment, how will I plan for the future? I wondered. I considered the mindfulness technique of focusing on one’s breath to be equally unsafe: If I’m just thinking about breathing in and out, I won’t think about … Read More

Why Curiosity is Key to Assessing Threats of Violence

Randy Grieser

I recently attended a conference related to violence and the assessment of potential for violence. I have attended many of these types of conferences over the years and have found a common theme presented to be the subtle and sometimes not so subtle punitive response to those who utter threats or are viewed as a potential to escalate towards violence. … Read More

5 Tips for Delivering Difficult News

Lynda Monk

Depending on your role at work, there may be times when you are tasked with delivering difficult news to an individual or a group of people.  When I look back on my career so far, both as an employee in the early years and as an entrepreneur for the past 15 years, delivering difficult news stands out as some of … Read More

Three Rules for Saying ‘No’ During the Holidays

Mona Neufeld

I know some of you enjoy holidays, love parties, and adore large crowds of celebrating friends. But some of you, like me, feel overwhelmed by the social obligations that come with the festive season. Can you say no to great grandma’s annual turkey bash that everyone has gone to since the dawn of time? And if so, how do you … Read More

Surviving the Office Party – 5 Things You Need to Know

Sheri Coburn

Business man getting sick in bag at holiday office party

The holiday season is upon us, and many workplaces utilize the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season by hosting an event or party.  Although every organization’s approach to the holiday office party can be different, there are often commonalities. A typical holiday office event or party may be: an event that happens outside regular working hours; has alcoholic … Read More

3 Tips for Cross-Cultural Travel

Mike Labun

Who wouldn’t trust him? His English was excellent, and with his wide jaw and easy smile he looked like a Punjabi Robin Williams. He was offering a taxi cab ride to the Delhi railway station for 300 rupees – and told us that even the tuk-tuk drivers would charge more. What we didn’t know is that we would never make … Read More