Tag Archives: win-win

Reality Check: That Work/Life Balance

Have you ever succeeded at something that was difficult for you? I suspect that you have. So, let’s try a little thought experiment. Look back at that time, whether it was minutes ago or years ago. What were you thinking … Continue reading

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Reality Check: If only you had come with an instruction manual…

You know those instruction manuals that come with electronics, appliances, and other complicated products? Even though they are friendlier than they used to be, many people ignore the manuals and just push buttons till the thing does what you want … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The two sides of protection

Could anyone possibly be against something named “Safe Food for Canadians”? The recent discussion around potentially negative impacts of new food safety regulations on small food producers is a good reminder that just because something has an appealing name doesn’t … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Change–Like It or Not, Part 2

According to Rick Maurer, resistance to change occurs on several levels. Last column, I indicated that one level is intellectual—“I don’t understand it.” That resistance can be addressed by providing information and engaging in logical discussions. The second level of … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Employability Skill of Getting Along… But How?

Last post, I suggested that the skill of “getting along” is essential if you are to succeed in most any workplace. If you find yourself in disputes or isolated from your co-workers, then it may help to work on your … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Own It!

Have you heard any white lies lately? Maybe even told one or two of your own? We sometimes tell tiny falsehoods to avoid hurt feelings; fibs intended to be virtuous, not evil. However, just because we have positive intent with … Continue reading

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Reality Check: A little respect, please

To strengthen relationships and build satisfying lives, choice theory promotes seven caring habits, including the habit of respect. What’s the impact of respect in a relationship? Henry was forced to retire from a well-paying, satisfying career where he had enjoyed … Continue reading

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Reality Check: What’s wanted in workplaces? (cont’d)

What do business owners or managers want from their workers? One answer is “motivated employees.” Regardless of whether the business creates products or sells services, ultimately, its success depends on the work of employees. Their motivation is key. Managerial theories … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Fairest of Them All

No, this column isn’t about Snow White; it’s about fairness. Of course, Snow White’s beauty did offer her an unfair advantage over the wicked queen. And, the wicked queen had the unfair advantage of power. Fairness is complicated, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Contradictory Behaviours

Do you know anyone who says they want to change, but whose actions lead away from the result they say they want? It happens, and it’s much easier to recognize that behaviour in others than in us. Of course, that … Continue reading

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