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What do these corporate executives have in common?

  • Lloyds chief Horta-Osório,
  • JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin,
  • Barclays Chief Executive  John Varle,
  • Tom Drury, Chief Executive of waste management firm Shanks Group,
  • Jeff Kindler, Chief Executive of U.S. drug-maker Pfizer,
  • Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric.

Each man took a leave of absence citing “fatigue.” What if that “F” word is really the “D” word as in depression? One in six workers is dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress.

What can you do to increase the chances of your best-laid plans for your sales team, staff, and performance coming to fruition in the New Year? Whether in business, or in your personal life, planning is an essential element to success. However, not all plans succeed. In this article, I want to portray some real-life type business examples, highlight some possible challenges to your planning, then discuss some ideas to consider for how to increase the possibility for success of those plans. Scenario 1: Employee retention is out of control. Turnover is nearing 58%, and it’s costing you valuable training

How Will They Know?

Posted by Mark Sorrels on January 1, 2000
Category: Blog, Leadership, Learn

If you as a leader do not know where you are going, how will others know?  If you as a leader do not know what you are doing, how will others know? It is difficult for others to follow if the leader does not know where he or she is going.  It is difficult for others to follow when the one they follow does not know what he or she is doing. How will they know? They will know when you know.  When a leader has clear purpose and direction, others are more likely to follow.  Before anyone can lead

Jesus got angry. He was troubled by the many injustices he encountered while on Earth. At times, he expressed his dismay to those around Him. Anger, as with all emotions, has a place and purpose.  But how does one know if there is too much anger in their lives? Here are ten warning signs to gauge if your anger levels exceed what is considered safe and healthy: 1. Frequency: how often do  you get angry? Rarely, every day, several times a day, or are you always upset? One who flies off the handle at

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OK, so it’s January 5th, the holidays are over and we’re

Most of us work for a living. On or off the job we are bound to encounter a wide range of, shall I say, challenging personalities? Bullies, intimidators, hypocrites, backstabbers, underminers, instigators, complainers, gossips, withholders, and know-it-alls just to name a few. Their presence can be distressing and distractive. Many of us are ill-prepared to deal with their ever unpredictable behaviors yet are quick to hold them accountable for making it even more impossible to perform our already demanding jobs. As in all relationships, the interaction between both parties contributes to the


How does knowing what you’re passionate about lead to a more successful career, a more successful life? Passion is the most compelling part of our emotional makeup and in many ways, defines who we are and how we communicate who we are. People respond to passionate expression.  Passion is one of the most powerful ways to express our life force and has the capacity to profoundly influence and affect others as well as shape our own destiny.  When we are intimately in touch with and skilled at expressing our passion, people perceive us as more colorful and alive.  It’s as

Do you offer your eligible employees’ health insurance? Do you have a grandfathered plan? Do you like it and were you able to keep it as the President said you could? Does having a grandfathered plan mean you don’t have to worry about the Affordable Care Act?  Was the President’s statement about you being able to keep your insurance plan accurate? How does any of this impact most employers? Are you confused by all these questions and all things ACA-related? If you are

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Hi.  Dr. Steve here, Health and Wellness Expert and Proud California Native Son-Where the women are strong, the men fair to look upon and the children just downright cheeky!

I applaud Bell Canada for its year-long initiative to end mental illness stigma in the workplace. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, “On any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness.” What excuse do they give their supervisors for their absence? Surely not mental illness!  According to one survey, only 23% of Canadians would feel comfortable talking to their employer about mental illness.  There are many more who are suffering silently. How you can create a mentally health workplace in