Tips for Navigating Stress at Work

By Jennifer Card, M.Sc., Impact Coach

It’s important to remember that our ability to choose one thought over another lies in our capacity to be resilient and self-aware. Stressful situations will always be there. How we choose to navigate them through self-awareness, self-compassion and self-regulation are what matters most to our stress management tactics.

The Five-Step Approach To Fixing Employee Morale

Picture this: You’re a leader and you just received your employee attitude survey back. You scan through the results and your heart sinks — all you see are sad faces, negative slopes, dropped scores and red, lots of red. All you want to do is turn things around, but where do you start?

Positive Conflict…..Does Your Organization Invite the Elephant to the Table?

By Jennifer Card, M.Sc., Impact Coach

The start of the new year is a great time to clean-the-slate by leaning into the difficult conversations that your organization needs to have in order to confront conflict in a constructive way….not only will it help your organization to establish more trust, it will fuel innovation.

Happy National Compliment Day

If you’re a manager, offering constructive feedback is important to your success and that of your staff. Constructive feedback builds knowledge and skills, increases motivation. Feedback can identify problematic issues and solve them.

Organizational Change and Uncertainty

It is critical during times of organizational change to consider the impact on the people (stakeholders) involved. Even when the change is perceived as a completely positive initiative, it’s still change!

#askIMPACT: The Narcissist

Narcissists are probably the most difficult personality to coach. Narcissists often lack the ability to genuinely empathize with others, which can make them poor team players and serious morale busters.

#askIMPACT: The Power Personality

Lots of people work with someone who makes them feel powerless. Sometimes this person can be known as an “alpha” or even a “bully”. These kind of “power” personalities thrive on just that – power.

#askIMPACT: The Perfectionist

Perfectionism is the pursuit of unrelenting standards. Perfectionists judge their self-worth largely on their ability to strive for and achieve these standards.