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Reopening our businesses, the roller coaster ride begins!

I have been working with a variety of clients who are trying to do their best to plan for their reopening. I have been doing a good deal of career coaching. The struggles my friends, are real. Not only are they incurring expenses that somehow will need to be "shared" with customers/clients, but...

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Zoom security...avoid learning the hard way!

Obviously we are using video conferencing more and more, for me right now, exclusively conducting meetings in this way. If you are like me, I love using Zoom. So whether it is Zoom or anything else, we need to be diligent about "locking down" our meetings. Here are some Zoom Security updates...

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Thinking about "New Normal" in the workplace

So many are nervous and yet excited about getting back to work. After being away so long, there is an element of fear, anxiety and concern about what this will be like. We know it will never be the same. We will never be the same. Between the COVID 19 and now the racial tension this escalates...

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COVID 19 Pause and the silverlinings - Did you find them for yourself?

I tend to be the type of person that truly uses life as the best educator - the "school of hard knocks is the best teacher" I always say. Why because it is. If we look at all that comes our way and consider the lesson and value to what that experience is to provide, boy can we grow. Good or bad,...

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Back to work! Now what?

Well with all of the changes we have had to consider, write up and implement we have to be mindful of our ongoing responsibilities related.Risk Assessments are key to ensuring we have thought through the areas where people come into contact. By now this has been done by all of you, the challenge...

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Employees are going back to a different work environment and culture. Did you consider this? June 22, 2020

Boy have things changed in just a few months and it appears such concern will not be going away any time soon. This is not a temporary issue to contend with but rather a time we need to change the way we do things in the workplace from physical set up to employee relations and training. Why,...

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Worrying is debt paid not yet due - but how do I not worry, my life is hard?

Are you one to worry? Have you ever asked yourself how effective worrying is and how it effects the result? Stop and take some time to jot down what you have worried about and what the outcomes were. If you are like most you will realize it is a total waste of your emotional energy. Results...

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Empowering Employees is the key to loyal, high performing staff

Too often we take our employees for granted, subsciously of course, but we are busy. I get it. But let's be sure we realize that without a good employee, your business isn't represented well. The key to optimizing employee loyalty and competence is to empower each and every one of them. It is...

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COVID 19 outbreaks again, what does a business do?

We are seeing this already with the states that spiked infection rates and now businesses face tough choices about when to close, how to handle if partially open and whether to furlough or lay off employees who can't telecommute. The issues will likely be to assess where the reinfections are...

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What changes are you making to provide a "safe", respectful workplace?

We are seeing how behaviors are getting quite out of control. This climate "out there" is so divided. Our passion is turning often into violence. There seems to be irrational, I believe, extreme feelings on what is "right" and what is "wrong". This is coming to our workplaces, make no mistake...

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