Tackling Workplace Depression

Depression is widespread across North American workplaces and occurs at an alarming rate. It can affect men and women at any age, economic or social status. In both Canada and the US, depression tops the list of health-related productivity costs at work. While many employers understand the huge financial and human costs of depression, the big…

2018: The Year to Get Serious About Soft

Across the planet our jobs are continuing to push people to and past the limit.  Rising levels of stress and long hours at work continue to exact a needlessly harsh toll.  Despite billions lost to absenteeism, rising turnover, disability, insurance costs, workplace accidents, violence, workers compensations, lawsuits and the costs related to replacing workers for…

Work & Life: The Power of Gratitude

Here in the US Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Soon many of us will be taking time to acknowledge what we’re grateful for. Then, after the weekend of feasting, we’ll go back to not thinking too much about gratitude. But gratitude, practiced daily, has powerful effects on our physical health, psychological well-being, our relationships…

Work-life Balance & Stress: The Leader’s Role

Despite all the warnings, across North America it appears our jobs are continuing to get the better of us. Rising levels of stress and off-kilter work life balance is exacting a pretty harsh toll. Despite billions lost to absenteeism, turnover, disability, insurance costs, workplace accidents, violence, workers compensation, lawsuits and the costs related to replacing…