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Mental Health

#StopTheStigma Becoming a Safe Place for Employees to Discuss Mental Health

With the growing importance around advocacy for mental health and well being in the workplace, it is crucial for Human Resources teams to take a pulse of their organization’s perception to understand if they are regarded as a safe place for employees to come forward to discuss their struggles and …

Leading Organizational Change: Strengthening Culture During Times of Transition

Change in any organization can be a catalyst for excitement and growth, however if not managed properly change can create a culture of gossip and uncertainty. So how do you strengthen culture during times of transition? Be Transparent. Help your employees understand why change is occurring in the company. This …

Let’s Get Real About Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Designing programs, policies and benefits that take a proactive approach to maintaining employees’ mental health and wellness has not always been a priority among organizations. In fact, discussing mental health in the workplace was even considered taboo; however, with cultural norms changing and the acceptance of work-life integration more commonplace, …

Love Your Employees By Letting them Know Self-Care is Important

In the last two posts I discussed the concept of bringing your whole self to work and the importance of creating culture that is aligned with an organization’s values. If you missed those posts, I recommend taking a few minutes to catch up before you continue reading because they lay …

Trust as a Strategic Catalyst

Trust is the bedrock of any relationship. It allows us to be vulnerable. Trust is a catalyst for truly opening up and being our authentic selves with a feeling of psychological safety. When we trust those around us, especially at work, great things happen. The best ideas are often born …

Creating Alignment Between Personal & Company Values

In 2009, Simon Sinek’s TED Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” went viral, achieving over 36 million views. His discussion of the power of leading with purpose struck a chord in millions of people because it revealed our collective frustration—our unwillingness to continue to settle for mediocrity in the workplace. …

Bringing Your Whole Self to Work in 2018

Why is it that many of us only bring parts of our best, whole self to work? We intentionally edit or curate which parts of our personality, talents, and qualities are “appropriate” for the workplace perhaps to be perceived as more professional or to create some sort of mental segregation …