social interaction

“Reduced social interaction, increased workloads, and lack of well-being and mental health supports” contribute to half (49%) of the workforce looking to quit their job despite the global uncertainty according to the Hays Canada survey. The article suggests even something as simple as regularly talking with our employees and asking how they are doing is a good start to showing our teams that we care about their well-being.

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Personal Rejuvenation. Solo Canoe

Covid has been hard on us all. Our lives have been changed in so many ways. Some good and some less favourable. Regardless, it has meant stress and confusion at times. As I relate in my Achieve the Outrageous keynote (based on my unsupported and unassisted ski to the South Pole), it is important to…

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In 2019 Scott Kress led a team on an adventure to Antarctica. Here’s how it went! Expeditions Lost in the storm Summit Team Building / January 6, 2020 Expeditions Dug in at low camp Expeditions / Uncategorized Hello from low camp on Mount Vinson Expeditions / Uncategorized Arrival at South Pole

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Reiliance

This year, I’ve slowly been learning to juggle which happens to be a good analogy for resilience training for leaders and teams. I would not call myself a juggling expert, it has been a slow learning process. It is a reminder to me how uncomfortable and good learning can be. In order to continue to…

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Defining Well-Being As the well-being of our teams (comprised of a collection of unique individuals with differing needs) and the well-being of our organizations are in flux, it is a good time to reflect and pause to get clarity around what well-being is within our work contexts. Well-being and what it could or should mean…

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We put together a compilation of recent articles, on core values, that we find to be relevant to organizations, leadership, and team functioning. These articles carry similar themes that we have found to be useful and we hope you’ll benefit from learning from them as well. Crisis, Covid and Core Values Overlapping crisis; health, economic,…

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Sources of Conflict in the Workplace Conflict in organizations and teams can be the result of many different sources, including stressful situations, uncertainty, and differing perspectives or personalities.  Conformity, similarity, or minimizing differences is not an effective strategy to overcome or manage problems even if that is a default mode for some people. Conflict Can…

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How Perspective Impacts the Workforce and Back to School It’s the last day in August, and here in Canada, most kids will be returning (in multiple configurations) to school next week and parents will be presented with back to work options. It has been a hot topic this month. Some will be in person. Some…

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Big Rock Thinking and Action More Important Than Ever Without applying successful habits and tools like Stephen Covey’s 4 Quadrants it’s easy for leaders to be taken over dealing with urgent and important business matters especially this year with the pandemic. As a team leader you may relate to this famous quote from US President…

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Global HR Trends from 10,000 HR Professionals In 2019, Deloitte – one of the largest professional service organizations in the world – surveyed nearly 10,000 HR and IT professionals from 119 countries to pinpoint the HR trends happening in the world of human resources around the globe. Although this survey was done before Covid-19, we…

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