Have you ever been in a work situation where you wanted to speak up but held back? Perhaps you were in a meeting where you kept your great idea to yourself. Perhaps it was when your boss announced a decision you felt would be a mistake. Perhaps you discovered an unsafe or unethical practice frequently performed by colleagues with more years on the job than you. Most of us have experienced these types of situations, and the reason for our silence is fear.
Why Psychological Safety is Important
In her TEDx Talk, Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School professor, and author discus…
Most of us have some degree of prejudice or negative notions about individuals or groups we consider a certain “type”. It’s not something we like to admit, but it is an aspect of being human. We are wired to mistrust or even fear what we don’t know or understand. Yet, being the subject of a stereotype or discriminated against can be very harmful to the impacted individual and society as a whole. So, it’s up to each of us to make an effort to get better informed of the facts.
What if there were a way to make the world a kinder, better place just by listening? What if we could have a sit-do…
Stepping into the role of manager for the first time can be a little daunting. It’s natural to feel a bit anxious but, remember, you were promoted because others have faith in you. You earned this job! Here are a few tips to help you make a successful transition into this next phase of your career.
Meet with your direct reports individually as soon as possible
It’s important to sit down privately with each individual as soon as you can. This is a discovery meeting for both of you, but also a chance to start forming a connection. What are their skills and interests and how well do they align …
Business leaders know that access to reliable data is vital to sound decision making. Over the years, gathering and making sense of data has become an increasingly important aspect of business operations. Terms like “big data” have emerged, as have new jobs in areas such as data management and data analytics. While data is key at any time, it is never more critical than in a time of difficulty or crisis — whether that relates to the organization itself or society at large. That’s why, as we enter 2021, still caught up in a global pandemic, a keen focus on data will be especially important…
Getting together in person as a team may seem off-limits for many businesses and non-profits during a pandemic, but with adherence to public health guidelines and careful planning, it is possible to do so safely. Recently, Forge Coaching & Consulting conducted a day-long session led by Manon Dulude, Leadership Development Coach for the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). Here, Manon and Lesley Mansfield, CEO, HLF, describe the experience.
What session was provided and how many individuals were involved?
Dulude: The workshop is called Building Communication Bridges with Style, and it’s …