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Creating a Bravespace Workplace

Creating a Bravespace Workplace It's not every day that you read a book that truly inspires. Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life is that book. I loved it so much that I had to bring in Moe Carrick, the author and founder of Momentum, to discuss her book, and what it takes to make a workplace more human and how to create a bravespace workplace in which everyone can thrive.Moe's motivation for writing Bravespace Workspace was grounded in the frustration that we've known for a long time what work conditions bring out the best in people, ...More Info

Three Signs You’ve Created a Culture of Psychological Safety

If candor, risk–taking, and a feedback culture are the norm for your team, chances are you've achieved a high level of psychological safety. Psychological safety is more than being comfortable with and liking your teammates. It's the belief that your work environment is safe for personal risk taking.Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School professor who identified the concept of psychological safety in teams, has written extensively about its benefits. In short, ...More Info

How to Increase Resilience in Your Life

How to Increase Resilience in Your Life
What is resilience?
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult or traumatic situations in one's life. Whether it's a tragedy, traumatic event, a relationship issue, or any other life challenge that you've endured, resilience is the skill that allows us to keep going. It's natural to feel down or depressed from time to time. Resilience is the ability to survive hard times and to thrive in spite of them. We can learn ...
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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

Alzheimers and Brain Awareness There are currently 47 million people worldwide that are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition, as are many other dementia or memory–related conditions. Therefore, seniors dealing with these conditions need an increasing level of care and assistance over time. That is one of the very reasons that families and loved ones of senior adults dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia are often faced with the difficult ...More Info

7 Tips on Communicating with Your Family about Caregiving

Tips_Communicating with Family about Caregiving Oftentimes when caring for a loved one, multiple family members from near and far, are involved. While caregiving can bring family members together, it can also shake up tricky family dynamics. Difficult decisions like handling finances, hiring in–home support, or figuring out where to move mom or dad can create feelings of frustration and tension.Adapting to the demands of chronic or complex care without excessive conflict is something Wellthy Care Coordinators ...More Info

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work

Why We Need Psychological Safety to do Our Best Work Today, employees at all levels spend 50 percent more of our work time collaborating than we did 20 years ago. As a result, our need for supportive environments is greater than ever.For a recent episode of Transform Your Workplace,  I spoke with Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and author of the groundbreaking books Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth . In her research, Edmondson ...More Info

Just One Thing: See What’s Likeable

See What’s Likeable Liking feels good, plus it encourages us to approach and engage the world rather than withdraw from it.We are hardwired to like some things, like the sweetness of sugar, and dislike other things, like shivering from cold. But most situations are in the middle and formed of many parts. Consequently, our response to them – liking or disliking – depends a lot on what we pay attention to to and on our own perspective.Consider ...More Info

Raising Kids to be Empathetic: How Compassion Can Help Our Children

Raising Kids to be Empathetic
Raising kids is challenging
There's no rulebook when it comes to parenting. Raising kids can be complex and draining, but more than anything, it's incredibly rewarding. We want the best for our kids. We want them to grow up to be successful and productive members of society, but we also would like to acknowledge that they're compassionate and promote empathy. So, how do you raise an empathetic child? There are many ways to do ...
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What Every HR Department Needs to Know About Internal Communication

As an HR professional, do you feel confident about your communication strategy for relaying news and information that affects employees? Internal communication is the sharing of information between different parts of an organization. When there isn't a strategy for internal communication, important information falls through the cracks. An effective internal communication strategy ...More Info

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity Having a diverse workplace is the right thing to do, and it's also better for business. More and more organizations today understand that, but many still haven't quite figured out how to do it. For the Transform Your Workplace podcast, I chatted with La'Wana Harris, author of Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias. We had a great conversation about why awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion is only the beginning, and why inclusion is such a vital part of the equation. ...More Info
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