Category: Self-Care for Managers

Self-Care for Managers

Overwhelm and Burnout – What’s the Difference?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your workload? Or are you burning out? We lead busy lives, multi-tasking, juggling multiple responsibilities, and often find it hard to disconnect from the 24/7 demands from our devices. This can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed and burned out. Self-care is key to surviving and thriving in the

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Taking a Proactive Approach to “People Issues”

Try this three-step approach to deal with the challenges of managing people What’s the most challenging part of your job as a manager? What takes the majority of your time? Data management and completing reports? Achieving sales and productivity targets? Rolling out new programs/products/services? Dealing with people problems? If you opted for the last one,

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Leadership Development

The Art of Running Online Meetings

Are you suddenly leading a remote team? Today is Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – and the topic I had planned for my monthly blog post somehow seems less relevant and important than it did a few days ago when I started writing it. Here in Ontario, and around the world, we’re learning about the importance

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How to Manage Your Own Professional Development

Continuous learning is essential for effective leadership Are you one of those managers who is always looking out for your team, helping them develop, encouraging them to build their skills, while putting your own development needs on the back burner? Or do you seek out professional development opportunities for yourself as a break, a perk,

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Leadership training
Employee Retention

5 Compelling Reasons to Cultivate a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture has a positive effect on the bottom line Julie was an unforgettable colleague early in my career. Julie was the Factory Manager at a clothing company where I worked as Manager of Quality Control. I remember Julie’s corner office always being full of the blue haze of cigarette smoke (back in

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