The argument over Mother Simmon’s estate was growing ugly. Things were getting so heated among her three children that they were contemplating calling in the lawyers.
The estate contained $500,000 in assets – a significant amount.
But it wasn’t the… Read more
Mary, usually a cheerful, pleasant and professional administrative assistant with a law firm in Edmonton, began to notice she was distracted and lethargic at work. She often felt irritable with colleagues and would cry in her office for no reason… Read more
Our recent column on emotional intelligence – the capacity to express feelings appropriately, interact empathically and use information about one’s own feelings and the feelings of others to make choices in the workplace– elicited thoughtful responses from many readers.
A… Read more
As psychologists who advise North American corporate clients, around North America, some of them in New York, we’ve received calls and emails from workers sifting through feelings of shock, sadness and anger generated by last week’s terrorist attacks.
They said… Read more
Coping new strategies, downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, re- engineering, shifting markets, the economic downturn, and the technological revolution has left business exhausted.
Change has wrought so much anxiety and fatigue that many view it as a horrible beast.
A recently… Read more
When Jack, a high-powered manager at an Interior BC pulp mill, suddenly broke down in a management team meeting one day, his peers were stunned. Jack was known in the company as a hard-driving, tough nut, known for his level… Read more
Bullying and intimidating had become a habit with Andy, a senior manager and investment advisor pulling down a six-figure salary at a Vancouver bank. It was his first defense against any negative comments about his performance. It didn’t matter that… Read more
Bob, a small business owner in the B.C. Interior, was working on a new project he hoped would grow his eco-tourism business. By teaming environmentally sensitive tours with extreme outdoor challenges, he hoped to create a kind of “extreme green”… Read more