social isolation

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 in […]

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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 and […]

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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 work […]

recognition and appreciation

Is there a difference between recognition and appreciation?

As leaders, we hear how recognition and appreciation are important for fostering workplaces where team members feel valued and supported. By doing this, we not only build relationships, but we build the foundation of strong teams: we build team trust. While recognition and appreciation might be similar in practice, they are distinctly different in an […]