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Extracting Accountability

By |2019-06-20T15:34:06-04:00April 18th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|

Have you given much thought to the notion of behavioural accountability in your workplace? One thing I discovered when I conducted my interviews with Employers of Choice for Road to Respect was a commonality with respect to an expectation of behavioural accountability. It starts with a proactive approach, which focuses on ensuring that everyone understands [...]

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Respect, Innovation and Creativity

By |2017-01-13T13:42:06-05:00February 21st, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Like most of us, I assumed that the ability to be innovative was somewhat innate, like creativity. If we’re left brain we’re creative and innovative, if we’re right brain we’re not. It seems I was wrong, affirming that old expression about assumptions and how they make a ‘you know what’ of you and me. Jeff [...]

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Recognize the “Red Flags” of a Toxic Workplace Relationship

By |2019-06-20T15:04:12-04:00June 21st, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

On April 26th I spoke at the BC Human Resources convention in Vancouver. During my presentation I talked about the fact that in spite of my overwhelming interest in supporting my clients to be proactive and preventative, the main focus of my work is “fixing” relationships that have gone off the rails, relationships that have become unhealthy and often toxic for the individuals involved.

Is There a Psychopath in Your C-Suite?

By |2017-01-13T13:42:10-05:00April 19th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

As I frequently tell my audiences, one of the most encouraging findings with respect to workplace bullying is the evidence that establishes the effectiveness of coaching in shifting the behaviour of  individuals who routinely engage in disrespectful, power based behaviours. The exception, I point out, would be that a small percentage of individuals, 1% within [...]

Ignite Innovation With Respect

By |2019-06-19T16:50:38-04:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

In Road to Respect, I talk about the fact that it is not the absence of disrespect in and of itself that creates superior business results. Rather it is the releasing of individual potential that a respectful workplace fosters that produces that outcome. Respectful, relationship based cultures create an environment where people feel connected, where they want to contribute to their full potential and are empowered to do so.

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An Ounce of Prevention

By |2017-01-13T13:42:15-05:00December 15th, 2011|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

At a recent networking event I was standing near a couple of younger women who were deep in a conversation about challenges they were facing at work. After introducing ourselves I learned that they both work in large organizations, each in a position of power. One woman was talking about a staff member who seemed [...]

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Welcome to the Participation Age (or Participation, Power and Respect)

By |2017-01-13T13:42:16-05:00October 20th, 2011|Categories: Respectful Workplace|

One of my most popular presentations is entitled Speak Up Speak Out: Personal Power and Respect at Work. As the title suggests, the goal of the workshop is to inspire, empower and educate people to speak up when they have concerns and conflicts at work, particularly when faced with power based behaviors like harassment and [...]

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The Road Less Travelled

By |2017-01-13T13:42:17-05:00June 16th, 2011|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

I was talking to a client recently about a local HR conference she had attended. When I asked her for her thoughts she said that the main theme that emerged for her was a variation of how we are all going to have to work harder, smarter, better and faster if we want to be [...]

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