How to Avoid 5 Common Manager Mistakes That Crush Workplace Culture

Available for Interviews: Dara Barlin

Dara Barlin is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Transforming Culture and the author of the new book, A New Kind of Power: Using Human-Centered Leadership to Drive Innovation, Equity, and Belonging in Government Institutions.

 

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Common Manager Mistakes & Solutions for Success:

There are a number of traditional management behaviors that have been commonplace in the workplace for centuries. While these strategies served a purpose for a while, they have recently been linked with destroying team culture and creating big problems for organizations including employee apathy, lower quality work, increased attrition, more sick days, more conflict, and worse overall outcomes. The good news is, many organizations are starting to change things up by adopting behaviors aligned with a more human-centered approach to management. In doing so, they’ve seen a big difference in the workplace, including more trust, improved collaboration, increased innovation, higher quality work, and better talent retention. Here are some common behaviors to look out for if you want to create a thriving work environment for your team (and some suggestions for what to do about them).

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How to Effectively Resolve Conflicts For Good

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

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How to Effectively Resolve Conflicts:

Conflict happens in our everyday lives. Some are serious while others are just petty misunderstandings rather than full-blown conflicts. However, it is important to note that most full-blown and serious conflicts often start from small, seemingly less important ones. And once conflicts have reached levels that are already difficult to manage, many aspects of our lives become casualties—relationships, physical and mental health, and even the way we interact with others.

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7 Steps to Better Anger Management

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

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about How to Manage Your Anger:
 

1) Explore the root of your anger. Anger is a secondary emotion in that there are other emotions that manifest as anger. It can be especially helpful to explore the underlying emotions that are leading to anger as they provide insight into what is the root issue. It can also be helpful as these underlying emotions pave the way to a better understanding of your feelings by giving you more adjectives to use. For instance, you might be frustrated, sad, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, feel that you have no power, etc. When you can use more words to express yourself rather than that you are just angry, it not only feels better but it helps others understand you better.

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4 Strategies to Avoid COVID-Related Conflicts With Fellow Air Travelers

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

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Stress and anxiety has been sky-high over the last several months, and this couldn’t be more true at 10,000 feet, too. If you must use air travel the following advice will help flyers avoid unnecessary problems.

“If we are flying, we are in the position to
be in close proximity to a potential hostile traveler—
if we do not handle this well.” –Carol Barkes

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