Author: Cait Etherington

Build Trust

With trust, we thrive. Without it, we compromise our impact, our effectiveness, and our wellbeing. So why is something as vital as trust so often overlooked? Why is it hard to discuss? How do we build it? Keep reading to discover how to build trust on your team.

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The Right to Disconnect

You’re about to settle down for an evening of Netflix binge-watching when a message from a team member marked urgent appears on your screen. Do you open it and respond or pretend you didn’t see it? In the world of remote work, defining and protecting one’s personal time is challenging. As some people return to […]

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A Break from Workplace Bullying and Microaggressions

Some demographic groups report being more hesitant to return to the office than others. Only 3% of Black knowledge workers versus over 20% of white knowledge workers are looking forward to returning to the office full-time. For leaders, this could be an opportunity to begin building safer and more equitable workplace cultures. A surprising number […]

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Do I need a business psychologist? Take this Quiz

If you lead an organization, you will likely benefit from working with a business psychologist at some point, and it won’t necessarily be because you’re struggling. Because leadership work is difficult, it tends to be stressful and even lonely. Business psychologists are there to support leaders through the best and worst of times. To determine whether you need […]

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Vacations Improve Productivity

Americans work more hours annually than people nearly anywhere in the world for one reason–they take fewer vacations. If you think this is good for business, think again. Research suggests that vacations improve productivity. One 2016 study for the Institute for Labor Studies found that on average Europeans worked 19% fewer hours than their U.S. workers. […]

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The Psychology of Space

During the pandemic, it became obvious that where one works matters. It also became obvious that doing your best work is about more than finding a comfortable chair. Everything from light to ceiling height impacts the psychology of space and its impact on our attention and productivity. So how do you build a great work […]

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Pandemic Related Burnout

Since the pandemic hit in March 2020, billions of people worldwide have experienced chronic stress at work, home, and in their communities. Given this, it is no surprise that we’ve seen the arrival of a unique form of burnout: pandemic-related burnout (PRB).  Pandemic Related Burnout Is Different While PRB shares much in common with other […]

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Burnout is Real and Retractable

Burnout may sound abstract, but it is real. It is also more common than you might expect. According to the WHO, burnout results from, “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed” and is associated with “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion” and “increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or […]

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