Professional Poisons: Seven Hidden Signs of an Unfair Workplace

Do you ever leave work feeling drained, undervalued, or even a little disrespected? You might be experiencing the chronic effects of an unfair workplace. Unfairness can be like a slow-acting poison, eroding your well-being and job satisfaction over time. But unlike a single bad day, unfair workplaces often exhibit subtle signs that can be easy […]

Five Ways Companies Can Break the Silence and Address Workplace Injustice

Earlier this month, I shared that silence in the presence of workplace injustice is a national problem. Employees endure inappropriate comments, unwanted advances, and unfair treatment, often fearing retaliation if they speak up. This fosters a toxic environment that erodes morale, productivity, retention, and, ultimately, an organization’s bottom line and maybe its reputation. The good […]

Four Keys to Navigating Microaggressions in the Workplace

Do you commit microaggressions? Do you even know what a microaggression is? Microaggressions are those subtle, often unintentional comments or behaviors that can create a hostile work environment for marginalized groups. As a leader, it’s crucial to understand how to navigate these situations and cultivate a culture of respect and inclusion. What are Microaggressions? Microaggression […]

3 Sure Signs You’re a Good Leader (Even When You Doubt Yourself)

We all have those moments of self-doubt. As leaders, we constantly strive to inspire, motivate, and guide our teams. But how do we know if our efforts are truly making a difference? Are we actually a good leader? The truth is, there’s no single answer. Leadership is a complex dance of skills, experience, and emotional […]

5 Ways to Stand Up to Workplace Injustice (and Still Thrive)

Here is a truth bomb for you: even the best workplaces aren’t perfect. Sometimes, you might encounter situations that feel unfair, unethical, or just plain wrong. This could be anything from witnessing harassment to seeing people unfairly passed over for promotions. No matter the situation, injustice in the workplace is wrong, and it should be […]

How to Recover from Being A Bad Leader

It’s Never Too Late to Turn Things Around We’ve all made mistakes as leaders. Maybe you were newly promoted, overwhelmed, and unsure of your role. Perhaps you fell victim to copying a toxic leadership style you once worked for. Whatever the reason, you could find yourself in a difficult position: you know you haven’t been […]

How Well Do You Handle Your Team’s Complaints?

4 Actionable Steps to Listen, Engage, and Correct Here is some truth we fail to acknowledge: complaints are a reality in any workplace. Whether it’s concerns about workload, communication breakdowns, or even office politics, disgruntled employees will voice their frustrations. Now, some leaders view complaints as negativity bombs and bad press stories waiting to be […]

5 Ways to Recognize Work Fatigue in Your Team

As leaders, we all strive to build high-performing teams. But even the most dedicated employees can hit a wall – a wall we can call work fatigue. It’s a state of physical and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged exposure to work stress. Left unchecked, it can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and even employee […]