Managers

Managing Conflict Like a Pro

Take a look at these four tips for managing conflict in a professional manner, and think about how you can best incorporate them to help foster a friendly, tension-free office environment.

How Are You Celebrating #PSRW 2018?

Public Service Recognition Week (May 6-12, 2018) has always been an exciting week for those working in or around the public sector. It’s one designated week where we can all celebrate and honor the men and women across the country, at all levels of government, for the work they do every day. We invite you […]

Lessons Learned: Understanding How to Be a Mentor

No matter your career level, there are always opportunities to be a good mentor. I stress the word good because it’s important to take the role seriously. After all, someone thought highly of you and asked you to be their mentor. I offer the following recommendations: You’re not perfect. You have spent a considerable amount of time […]

How Conflict Can Be Good for Your Team

Conflict is inevitable. Organizations are built for conflict. Equally true is that by effectively managing conflict, you can lead your team to better collaboration and performance. If you were asked to define conflict, what would you say? Most people would say something along the lines of “differences of positions,” “we don’t see it the same,” “disagreement on […]

How to Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Management Style

There is a current phenomenon across the country and in business regarding a technique to relieve stress called “mindfulness.” I am addressing this topic because it is popular and has benefits in the workplace. I should be frank and disclose that I have seen many movements come and go concerning work and how to best […]

Love Your Dissenters: Achieving Innovation in Disagreement

We all spend a lot of time in our heads, and our internal narrative is mostly self-affirming. It’s human nature to fall in love with our own thinking and to assume it’s right on target. It’s not so common, but very useful, to challenge our thoughts, perceptions and conclusions from time to time. When people […]