How to Positively Manage Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace

1 in 5 (46.6 million) adults in the United States experience a mental health condition in a given year. (www.nami.org) That means, in an organization that employs 100 people, 20 are likely challenged with a mental health condition. Managers and leaders know that people must be physically healthy to perform well, but sometimes forget how…

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A supervisor shaking the hand of her direct report. People Matters HR.

Most people agree that not everyone has the capability to be a surgeon.  Maybe you don’t have stable enough hands or couldn’t get better than a “D” in anatomy to save your life.  And if you didn’t graduate from medical school and practice your craft under the wing of a seasoned colleague, it’s not going…

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If you’re stressed at work, people around you can feel it.  It makes others uneasy.  They wonder if you’re going to snap and walk out or even unleash on them.  Now they’re stressed out too! The most dangerous thing about stress in the workplace is that it’s contagious.  It can run through a department faster…

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A women being celebrated at an office meeting

A senior-level leader once told me she wasn’t one to give much praise so she needed to hire someone who didn’t need that.  So, finding someone with a high level of self-confidence went on my list of have-to-have characteristics of the candidates.  However, it got me thinking, is praise only for those with low self-confidence?…

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