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Penny Wise

Ask for What You Need

Ask for What You Need

What most people don’t know is how to ask for what they need. This is not a new deficiency. It’s old, and it stems from being reactive, versus being responsive. Asking for what you need can be humbling, and yet you can co-create your best results with this humility. Asking is an invitation. Telling someone to do something is authoritarian. You won’t have authority over other people’s behavior; you can however influence them with kind words.
Fear Breeds Conflict

Fear Breeds Conflict

Fear breeds conflict, and workplace conflict takes away from the resources we need to stay productive, peaceful and profitable in the currencies we are seeking.  Amidst this global pandemic, we are all affected in some way or another; from denial to fear and everything in between.   
500 Hours of Unscheduled Downtime

500 Hours of Unscheduled Downtime

Unscheduled downtime has been the directive given by our governments both Federally and Provincially to proactively prevent the spread of Covid-19; so, we get this gift of two or three weeks to hunker down and do some important things.  
Dealing with Negativity at Work

Dealing with Negativity at Work

Like the Coronavirus that’s taking over our news channels, dealing with negativity at work and the unprofessional behaviour that results from it can infect the whole team quickly.  If left untreated,  workplace negativity could result in these economic disruptions:  A reduction in productivity, Damaged team morale or Increased staff turnover. 
Is Love in the Workplace Okay?

Is Love in the Workplace Okay?

Valentine’s Day is a time where outwardly expressing love is top of mind. There is a way to express Love in the Workplace, and it will build relationships for productivity, peace and profit!  
Disrupt the Workplace Sandbox

Disrupt the Workplace Sandbox

We can disrupt the idea that the sandbox has four corners because co-creating a happy culture is an inside job. This means thinking inside the sandbox.
Simple Conflict Resolution Formula

Simple Conflict Resolution Formula

Did you make it through the holidays peacefully? If there’s been a hiccup or glitch in your personal relations, this Simple Conflict Resolution Formula will give you a second chance at a peaceful new year.
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?