How to Thrive in An Age of Distraction

If technology was intended to free up our time, decrease our stress levels and allow us to automate repetitive tasks, how did it become so distracting? In an effort to free ourselves from a highly administrative environment and allow us...

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The Power (and Responsibility) of Leadership Level Listening

Hemingway once said, "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree that truly listening to people is a lost art form. Too often, we are moving onto the next meeting, distracted by our...

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Case Study: Supporting Managers with Mental Health Training

One of BC Hydro’s priorities is supporting mental health in the workplace, and ensuring that a holistic view of health is woven into the overall workforce strategy. BC Hydro is raising awareness about mental health amongst employees and wants...

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What is the keystone to mental health in the workplace?

Marli Penner, CPHR HR advisor, Northwest Community College Terrace, BC Marli Penner, CPHR is an HR advisor at Northwest Community College in Terrace, BC.  The primary areas of her role are employee benefits, disability management, wellness, and occupational health and safety.   Working in...

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Less Fear, Fewer Turtles

Is our workplace a comfortable place to be or is it a place where we dread arriving every day? If we don’t look forward to being at work, why not? The most pervasive emotion that will detract from us having...

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Failure to Empower Failure May Cause Failure

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”– Eric Hoffer In this age of technology, organizations must deal not only with disruption and convergence,...

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Mental Health: A Work in Workplace Progress

Shawn and Chris work side by side. Until Shawn trips over the bicycle her young child left on the front sidewalk, falls and breaks a femur. After her doctor orders her to stay in bed for at least four...

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Employee Wellness: Limit the Effects of Divorce in the Workplace

When a marriage falls apart, the ordeal of separation is upsetting and difficult for an individual to navigate. Unsurprisingly, the emotional stress caused by this knotty and complicated process often has a negative impact on the life of the...

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