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Photo by adrian on Unsplash If there were ever a time for resilience, it is now. Since the beginning of COVID, we have needed to make daily decisions amidst ongoing uncertainty. Our brains are good at this in the short term, but not when the uncertainty...

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash. Have you taken any trips around a vicious cycle lately? Or down a downward spiral? You know, those times when one thing compounds on another, and before you know it, you’re feeling overwhelmed and in a state of languishing. This...

As I begin to write this article, I am in quarantine in my white house, with its small front porch. The days are warm, spring is well and truly here. It’s green outside, and flowers bloom everywhere. The ocean tides come and go as they...

Most organizations that encourage mindfulness practices amongst their employees do this for the benefit of employee well-being, as it offers clarity of thinking, better concentration, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. However, there are some other very powerful and fascinating benefits to this practice....

When I was a child, my parents decided it wasn’t OK for people to smoke in our house. They didn’t smoke themselves, and they didn’t want their children to take in second hand smoke. While that would be perfectly normal in today’s world, in the...

When I get a consulting request from a small business or team to work with them on their culture, it is often when they have reached the size of about 35 employees. Up until this point the business or group has been growing and there...

“Every choice you make leads you away from your vision or moves you toward it.”  - Patti Digh -  What do we want our culture to be? This simple question was the starting point for a bold new vision for Baptist Healthcare (BHC), an organization that led...

“A positive people culture is one where people experience positive emotions, optimism, cohesion, gratitude and humour, and where they have, as a consequence, a real sense of engagement” Dr. Michael West, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School. My interview with Dr. West was one...