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Managing grief and anxiety in difficult times

I’m hearing a lot from folks who are really feeling the weight of social isolation with this new COVID-19 reality.  Some were feeling like they were managing and suddenly feel like they’ve been blindsided by emotions. Others share that it’s been hard but now, nearly two months in, they’re barely coping. Then, of course, thereContinue Reading

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How introverts and extroverts can manage through social isolation

You may have heard the joke that staying home sheltering in place is what introverts have been training for their whole lives.  Or the meme asking introverts to please check on extroverted friends because they are not okay with social distancing. While it’s true that facing social isolation is arguably harder on extroverted personalities inContinue Reading

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Respect: is it owed or earned?

Respect is a two-way street.  Respect your elders. Give respect, get respect. We grow up hearing all kinds of things about respect, but what is ideal in the workplace? Is respect owed because of achievements, abilities, and status? Or earned because of qualities and reciprocity? Or should it be a combination of both owed andContinue Reading

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How to reassure your team in uncertain times

No one can predict right now what will happen in the next few weeks or months. That uncertainty, of course, contributes to enormous anxiety and fear in people. While many of us are doing everything we can to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak, it isn’t easy to keep soldiering on. Some of us workContinue Reading