Category: Workplace Communication

Staying Calm Under Pressure

Many people ask, “How can I calm myself down when I am under pressure so that I can make better choices for myself?” This is a great question because you will be far more effective at handling difficult situations if you are calm and aware rather than upset and anxious. It is normal for most […]

Sexual Harassment: Another Kind of Pollution

Every time Marcia glanced up from her desk at the office, her co-worker across the room was staring at her. He didn’t say anything—he just looked at her in a way that made her feel as if he were trying to take her clothes off with his eyes. When she asked him to stop, he […]

Workplace Violence Prevention

November 6, 1998 marks the 20-year anniversary of the most horrific mass murder in Canadian history. Fourteen young women were brutally gunned down at the University of Montreal. The killer, who later turned the gun on himself, was seeking revenge on innocent women — any women that happened to be in his path on that […]

Emailing Angry: Think Before You Hit Send

How many of you have sent an email that made your problem with someone bigger rather than better? Or that created a problem that you hadn’t had before? A friend of mine who is a psychologist specializing in conflict resolution says that much of her work is now the result of conflicts caused by email […]

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