Tips for Mindful Communication

Elizabeth Shein

How often do you find yourself in a conversation with a friend, partner or colleague and realize you have no idea what was just said? If you are like most of us, it happens every day, and often. We live in a fast-paced world and our minds are often scattered and unruly. You might even be interested in what’s being … Read More

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

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