Psychological Armour

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We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a

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How To Enjoy Your Weekend

Enjoy the Weekend

It’s the weekend or your days off.

You’ve planned the best day-off ever

And, now it’s here,

But, you wish you could cancel it all!

It’s just seems too exhausting to follow through.

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Is Lying At Work a Good Thing?

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about alternate facts and fake news. In other words, lying. Yet, it turns out many of us manufacture our own brands of fake news and alternate facts, especially at work. Everything from faking

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Help For Exhausted Workers

Sleeping at Work, Tired at Work

Tired?

Dragging yourself around in the morning?

Pushing hard with no break in sight?

Maybe you aren’t just tired.

It could be more—maybe you’re just flat-out exhausted.

Here’s what to do if you’ve hit the wall at work.

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What To Do About Poor Performance Reviews

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If you’ve had a tough-to-take performance review, you’re probably smarting.

It’s normal to feel upset but you can survive poor performance feedback and live to tell the tale.

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early

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Navigating Being the Newbie At Work

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Congratulations!

You landed the job.

It’s early days and you want to make a great impression.

But how?

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early Edition interview below:

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Emotional First Aid

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If we get hurt at work, we get some ice and nurse the bruise.

When we get emotionally bruised on the job, we might ignore it.

Whether it’s getting some negative feedback.

Or, something happens between us and a co-worker.

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Work Vampires are Everywhere

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Are you feeling sucked dry by people at work?

Battling workplace vampires, will leave staff feeling chronically drained.

And, these de-energizing interactions are not just a hassle or minor irritant.

They take a toll on worker performance.

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Anxious At Work?

Work Fear Anxiety

As part of our CBC Vancouver Inspiration Series we highlighted anxiety issues and youth.

But, it’s not just youth who experience this problem.

A large number of workers go to work anxious, or become anxious because of stressors related to

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Is Honesty The Best Policy At Work?

Honesty is the best policy–at least that’s how the old adage goes.

But, there are times it can be too much of a good thing.

Being honest at work can backfire.  That doesn’t mean that stealing, lying on resumes, calling

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