Coping Mechanisms & Blog

Feb 05, 2016
A few years ago I was called in by a Gen X manager to help reprimand her Baby Boomer employee. She was frustrated that this veteran of 33 years with stellar performance ratings was…
Jan 29, 2016
It seems like my schedule, and probably yours, is overrun with meetings. Everyone wants to meet. Somedays, I even have breakfast, lunch, and dinner meetings which can’t be good for…
Jan 22, 2016
By definition an employee who is “toxic” isn’t just a pain in your bottom line, he or she is someone who can hurt your organization or your reputation.  While they may meet certain…
Jan 08, 2016
What workplace trends will we see this year? The Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) asked its members to predict top workplace trends for 2016. I/O Psychologists…
Jan 01, 2016
Vermont has a patchwork of small businesses that reflect its cultural emphasis of hard work and resourcefulness.  In a small state we know the effectiveness of building positive networks…
Dec 24, 2015
Choosing the right consultant can be a life saver for your company but isn't always easy. In today's Burlington Free Press, Paula Cope advises employers to "look hard and hire smart"…
Dec 22, 2015
  Scanning the enviornment is an important activity for all businesses, in part because it informs us about trends and changing ways of approaching situations for better outcomes.…
Dec 18, 2015
There are several things you can track when it comes to your training initiatives. Think beyond typical evaluation forms you probably give participants after a training class. These…
Dec 11, 2015
You know training is needed and you picked a topic. Now what? When it comes to deciding on how to deliver the training, it’s tough to decide what method to use. Should you offer traditional…
Dec 06, 2015
Everyone likes their ducks lined up, but some of us spend far too long getting them in line.  There’s nothing wrong with being prepared, organized, and thoughtful unless you get caught…