Creativity

Why creativity is not just for creatives

You might be thinking, “I’m not creative, creativity is just for artists.” Creativity doesn’t just involve things like painting, performing or writing a book. There are numerous ways to unleash your creativity both personally and in your workplace. So you might be thinking – why does it matter? Increased creativity in the workplace and in your personal life leads to positive… Read More »Why creativity is not just for creatives

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How Employees hang onto stories? 📓

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? “I have a million things going on right now” “If Bob had this done, I could complete the work” What are the commonalities? These are both stress stories. You may not realize it, but the stories you are telling yourself may be sabotaging your ability to manage your everyday stress levels. How to know… Read More »How Employees hang onto stories? 📓

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Stay Alert – know your stressors & de-stress

Not all stress is bad. Stress is a normal response to the demands of work and can be beneficial in short bursts, helping you stay alert and perform at your best.   Elite athletes often believe that adrenaline, one of the main stress hormones, is helpful in improving performance. It is the ‘flight or fight’ hormone, so you can harness it… Read More »Stay Alert – know your stressors & de-stress

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Stress: The Good, The Bad – Why we need it!

Imagine this scenario… your manager drops a brand new complex project on your desk… with a short deadline. This can be stressful. You have other important responsibilities at work, and obligations outside of work, too. How will you juggle it all and still maintain your balance, sanity and health? By knowing the difference between the good vs bad stress.   Defining… Read More »Stress: The Good, The Bad – Why we need it!

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Something you might not know about Gen Z

Last week’s blog highlighted being mindful and the importance of pausing so we can experience putting more life back into life.  Yesterday, I chose to be more mindful while I was on a commuter train, and, right in front of me, were several examples of things I have taken for granted.   What did I see? Besides the beautiful landscape out my window,… Read More »Something you might not know about Gen Z

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Is It Time To Pause? ⏰

We just celebrated World Mental Health Day.   Let’s simplify things this week. Are you in a constant state of rush? What if you were rushing through your morning commute and heard beautiful music being performed from your subway station. Would you stop and listen? Would you even notice?  In 2007, The Washington Post arranged an unusual sociological experiment: Joshua Bell, an… Read More »Is It Time To Pause? ⏰

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Finding Your Gratitude Circuit

Our fast-paced culture results in people working hard, to tight deadlines, managing work relationships and staying constantly connected through mobile devices. This pace can lead to stress and burnout.   How do we navigate these challenges? It requires skills and strategies. Resilience is a key strategy that helps employees tackle stress, a competitive job market, workplace conflicts, and address challenges on… Read More »Finding Your Gratitude Circuit

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Blurred Lines – the how & why to focus on singular tasking

At a recent session for Staples Canada Spotlight I had the opportunity to deliver on the topic of: The Art of Single Tasking, so I thought we should share a few insights.  We all multi-task and some of us think we are masters. Multitasking refers to the ability to manage multiple responsibilities at once by focusing on one task while keeping track of others. … Read More »Blurred Lines – the how & why to focus on singular tasking