Wellness Blog

Posts By: Kathie Must

Your Career Sign

Take time to do a “spring tune-up” of your career.

What doesn’t get said about our individual performance is sometimes the most valuable information in managing our career. The real opinions of bosses and co-workers matter when it comes to job assignments, promotions and opportunities. This is sometimes called the “invisible resume.” For your “spring tune-up,” ask for frank, honest feedback from those you trust…. Read more »

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Become An Expert Listener in Five Steps

So much of our effectiveness at work is through the relationships we develop. How do we strengthen those connections and improve communication and understanding? And how do we do that in this busy world of work? The answer is “shift to listening” — really listening! We focus so much on telling, instructing, and conveying messages…. Read more »

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3 Tips to Improve Workplace Communication

The first step is to have some face-to-face communication! Email/chat has overwhelmed our workplace communication methods. We couldn’t work without the speed and immediacy that electronic communications provide. But — the big but — is that “e-mail,” by definition, is just words, making this form of communication much more easily misunderstood than face-to-face conversation. Over… Read more »

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Can work be safe, when home isn’t?

That’s the title of a new Pan-Canadian study that shows the enormous scope and impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces. Of the more than 8,400 workers who responded to a 2014 survey conducted by the University of Western Ontario and the Canadian Labour Congress, a third report they have experienced domestic violence at… Read more »

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Be SMART About New Year’s Resolutions

There is something about a new year that compels us to set resolutions to make big improvements in our lives! But, many New Year’s resolutions are broken before January is even over, and we feel worse than had we not set a resolution. The “just do it” approach may serve to sell Nike, but it… Read more »

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Workplaces Can Celebrate While Scaling Back

The holiday season is just around the corner and leaders in every sector are thinking about how to show appreciation. Although the big “holiday party” has been the customary way to say thanks to employees, many organizations are scaling back. But traditions are important. Appreciation is important. And, a celebration doesn’t need to be expensive… Read more »

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