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Through Conflict to Collaboration – A practical guide to peace and productivity in the workplace

Through Conflict to Collaboration – A practical guide to peace and productivity in the workplace

There is only one way through conflict and that’s through it; not around it, over it or under it. People think that “Playing Nice in the Sandbox” is all fun and games, but sometimes there’s a sandstorm, and someone’s gotta be “king or queen of the castle” and take action before the dust will settle. Have no fear, a Roadmap is here with 8 steps to help you PLAY NICE when the going gets tough. 
Am I Secure?

Am I Secure?

Have you ever thought about security, or your own insecurities and wondered how your life could be empowered by finding security from within? Have you ever wondered how you might position yourself differently in the workplace if you felt more secure about yourself?
Invest In Yourself

Invest In Yourself

There’s a funny commercial that plays a Christmas song during this back to school time…“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” because parents are happy to have their children returning to school routines. Are you looking for a new routine as well?
Workplace Trust

Workplace Trust

Workplace trust is critical.  Conflict plagues colleagues who lack trust in each other.  When trust is low, the cost is high.  When trust is high, the cost is low and results show. 
Be Disciplined and Be Rich	- 2

Be Disciplined and Be Rich - 2

Summer is a great time to reflect and evaluate where we’re at and where we want to go based on our goals and plans we had set for the year. Are you on track? Check out my Leadership Tip for some great ideas on how to be more disciplined.
Too Busy Busyness or Business?

Too Busy Busyness or Business?

I know you’re busy so I’m going to get to the point: we use the excuse or the story that we’re ‘too busy’ all the time. Regardless of what you’re spending your time doing, you’re filling it with something. But are you filling it with the right things?
The Power of Vision

The Power of Vision

Are you familiar with the concept of a "vision board"? A vision board is a visual space upon which you can post pictures of what you want to attract into your life. My friends and I have made vision boards as a social/craft activity and hung them on our walls in sight of our daily routines. We found, miraculously, that the items we placed on the board appeared in our lives.
Be Silent and Be Rich

Be Silent and Be Rich

We are so conditioned to life’s sound bites of information that reach us through email, text messages, web media, television and radio, as well as in our work and family lives, that we are forgetting how to be still, to be silent, and to find solitude. We are lacking mindfulness and attention toward our inner self.
When Sweet Relationships Go Sour

When Sweet Relationships Go Sour

Resolving conflict is challenging when people just pick up their toys and go home. Here’s a throwback of a video I play for audiences often. If you or someone you know has had an important (sweet) relationship go sour, you’ll benefit from this.
Let's Dig Into Gossip

Let's Dig Into Gossip

Workplace gossip is rampant. So let’s take a moment to dig into gossip and see what it’s made of.