The Scary Truth! How mis-aligned explicit-implicit workplace cultures creates unhealthy on-offline conduct, by Dr Flis

The Scary Truth! How mis-aligned explicit-implicit workplace cultures creates unhealthy on-offline conduct, by Dr Flis

After a bit of thought, most of us would probably agree that culture manifests through mutually shared and accepted values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. These behaviours and attitudes are ‘normalised’ across a society, its work and social groups. Over time, beliefs and attitudes change, modify and mature. This process is sometimes called a ‘cultural shift’.

By Dr Flis Lawrence

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5 Tactics: How to stay sane & thrive in unhealthy workplaces by Dr Flis

5 Tactics: How to stay sane & thrive in unhealthy workplaces by Dr Flis

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to stay sane and thrive, in any workplace? Irrespective of the unhealthy values, attitudes or beliefs driving people's behaviour? Well, I believe it is possible - with the right knowledge, skills, and strategies plus a good support network. Here are five tactics to help you stay sane, and even thrive, in any workplace.

All the best, Dr Flis Lawrence

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CO-DESIGN PROGRAM: Working together to build team-workplace reslience and well-being by Dr Flis Lawrence

CO-DESIGN PROGRAM: Working together to build team-workplace reslience and well-being by Dr Flis Lawrence

Is it possible to co-design leadership-based resilience and mental - physical well-being in our teams and workplaces, and foster engagement and innovation?' ...well, have you heard of something called the Creative, Healthy and Engaged Workplaces Initiative or CHEWI program? Read this article to find out more….

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Shocking news! Not all bad behaviour is 'bullying'... by Dr Flis

Shocking news! Not all bad behaviour is 'bullying'... by Dr Flis

Perhaps you should take a seat and maybe reach for the oxygen mask as I'm about to share some Shocking News! ...Not All Bad Behaviour At Work Is 'Bullying'. Yep, I know, you don't believe me... (If you want cool strategies to stay sane and thrive in ANY workplace, then check our my eCourses and products here - some are FREE!).

By Dr Flis Lawrence

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17 safe phrases to bat-away a bully FAST, by Dr Flis

17 safe phrases to bat-away a bully FAST, by Dr Flis

A common (normal) human reaction to unexpected, unexplained aggression, abuse or disrespect is to either 1. freeze, 2. react emotionally (angrily), or 3. walk away. Unfortunately, deliberate workplace bullies often plan for these reactions, which is why many bullies use a very common tactic that I describe as The Switch Technique (described in detail here), to gain the upper hand (bully behaviour is about gaining power and control). Read up on this technique so you can quickly spot it and deal with it using one or more of these 17 expert phrases to safely bat-away workplace bullies (When using these phrases, choose one that you’re comfortable with. Recall That My First Rule is: Do No Harm To Yourself Or Others).

By Dr Felicity (Flis) Lawrence

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How to build respectful behaviours and attitudes in teams and workplaces by Dr Flis Lawrence

How to build respectful behaviours and attitudes in teams and workplaces by Dr Flis Lawrence

Mutual respect and civility are fundamental behaviours and mindsets that can literally act as 'social glue' for high performing individuals, teams and workplaces. Yet there isn't yet one clear model to help us (leaders, workers, HR, L&D, OHS professionals) to actively and consciously build and maintain civil, respectful behaviours and attitudes at work - we're supposed to 'just know how to do it'. Nor is there framework to help people accurately diagnose and safely protect themselves from dysfunctional online and offline conduct. Well, now that's changed with my CHEWI Blueprint and program here.

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Dealing with a rude, disrespectful direct report or staff? Are you feeling a bit stumped? Tips by Dr Flis

Dealing with a rude, disrespectful direct report or staff? Are you feeling a bit stumped? Tips by Dr Flis

Hi Dr Flis,

In the last month I was promoted to a manager position, which I first thought was awesome! Four weeks later and I’m struggling with a real pain in the neck. One of my direct reports consistently interrupts me, sniggers or makes smart jokes at anything I say during meetings. I’ve tried to pull them up, but they ignore me. Their behaviour is also ignored or accepted by the rest of my team.  I’m in a new role and I don’t get why this person’s so special! I just want to stop this behaviour before it impacts my team’s morale, and drives me insane. Can you help me please? Greg

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Why are we EMpowered as consumers, yet DISempowered as employees? Growing Healthy Work Cultures, by Dr Flis

Why are we EMpowered as consumers, yet DISempowered as employees? Growing Healthy Work Cultures, by Dr Flis

Why are we EMpowered as consumers, yet DIS-empowered as employees? How do we grow Healthy work cultures? And why do we accept these outdated 1990s mindsets that continue to influence and drive our workplaces?

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3 safe strategies to recover from a sudden under-performance rating, by Dr Flis

3 safe strategies to recover from a sudden under-performance rating, by Dr Flis

Dr Flis Lawrence looks at three ways in which you can address the perception of workplace under-performance.

How to regain your professional status, self-esteem and self-confidence after suddenly and unexpectedly receiving an under-performance rating.

Reference: This article was published 14th August 2017 on SHPonline (click HERE to go to SHPonline).

By Dr Flis Lawrence

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Are you kidding? How can I 'suddenly' be rated 'UNDER-performing’ after all these years? by Dr Flis

Are you kidding? How can I 'suddenly' be rated 'UNDER-performing’ after all these years? by Dr Flis

Have you've suddenly been rated an 'under-performer' and are now seeking expert, confidential guidance on how to safely refute the allegations without escalating the situation? If so, click HERE to get my Guide 'Have You Been Surprised To Learn You're An Under-Performer?' Learn about my three strategies in this article.

Do you want more?

  • Click HERE to enrol for free on my 7 session course to help you expertly and safely deal with a workplace bullies.
  • Use these 7 strategies (plus more) to go out and grab the happiness & success at work (and life) that you deserve and home in on the special attributes that help YOU to shine in the world. TOOLBOX: Gaining Greater Happiness & Success At Work DESPITE The Toxic 'Workscape'
  • If you're seeking a expert, confidential coach to help you to safely deal with an unhealthy work issue (e.g., bullying), contact me at team@DrFlis.com or through my website www.DrFlis.com.

by Dr Flis Lawrence | team@DrFlis.com

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