Apologies Matter at Work: Here’s How

Brodie Church

Imagine a world where everyone provided more sincere apologies. Our relationships would be stronger, and there’d be a lot more understanding among people. But often we don’t like giving an apology because our ego gets in the way and apologizing could mean admitting defeat. Or perhaps we are just uncomfortable saying “sorry.” I like to think of myself as someone … Read More

Setting Boundaries at Work

Jessica Antony

Learning how to protect your energy levels and set boundaries at work is crucial to not only avoiding burnout but staying engaged at work – that is, enjoying and being really good at what you do. However, setting boundaries has become increasingly difficult over the past two years, with more of us working remotely for all or part of our … Read More

How to Write Well at Work

tyler

No matter your industry, writing is probably a bigger part of your job than you think. Whether it’s sending an email, writing a social media post, putting together an ad, or leaving a note for a customer, your written communication skills matter. Although some of these tasks seem trivial, they don’t go unnoticed. A 2019 study by the National Association … Read More

How to Assess a Potential Career Move

Deanne Kaar

Have you ever come across a new career opportunity and wondered if it was the right move? This is a valid concern, and you certainly wouldn’t want to miss a good opportunity! Recently, I’ve been coaching my staff on these types of decisions, trying to help them meet their future goals. I’ve also been watching other people take on different … Read More

Positive Psychology: 5 Strategies for Improving Your Workplace

Janelle Jackiw

I’ve been looking forward to Monday all weekend! Although this may seem like an unlikely statement to some leaders, with the right strategies applied to your workplace, you can create a productive environment where people want to work. This can be achieved by applying the concepts of positive psychology to your workplace. Think of positive psychology as the science of … Read More

5 Ways to Stay Happy and Engaged at Work

Jessica Antony

Whether you’re working from home or back in the office (or balancing a hybrid of the two), enjoying what you do and how you do it is crucial to not just the longevity of your career, but the richness of it. Putting your head down and clocking in and out every day may be a strategy used by some, but, … Read More

5 Considerations When Setting New Year’s Resolutions

Sheri Coburn

A New Year is an opportunity to bring better balance to our work life. Camp one is the “New Year’s resolution camp”. It is full of spoken hope, a public sharing of aspirations for the year ahead, and promises and written goals that will serve as guiding principles for all that we should have been done better last year. Camp … Read More

10 Tips for Nurturing Happiness

Wendy Loewen

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle As we head into special times of the year such as holiday or vacation, we often anticipate finding happiness. But, I wonder if we can ever really find happiness? What is the real stuff made of? Not the illusion that disappears along with the last joyful moment of our holiday. I’m not so sure that … Read More

5 Steps for Coping with Change

Charmaine Wintermute

coping with change, change at work, leadership, workplace culture

Like the impending shift of the seasons, change is inevitable. Recently as I was walking beside my house, I noticed a gold leaf slowly descend from its tree to the ground. Then another. Then another. Such change. I was sad and reflective because this meant winter was coming. Major changes like the start of a new season are also present … Read More

4 Steps for Recovering from a Mistake at Work

tyler

making mistakes at work, workplace culture, self-care

I’ve already made my fair share of mistakes as I’ve adjusted to my role as the coordinator for ACHIEVE Publishing. With added responsibilities and higher stakes, as well as new tasks and processes to learn, there’s been ample opportunity for mishaps. One of the bigger mistakes I’ve made happened because of a miscommunication with our book printer. We wanted the … Read More