The Trusted Leader Blog

Welcome to the Trusted Leader Blog: a space for forward-thinking individuals to hear from industry experts on emerging issues.

We seek to empower leaders by providing insights and information that will inspire positive change within their organizations and communities. With a variety of contributors, the ideas and experiences shared make this a rich resource for creating healthy, psychologically safe, engaged and inclusive workplaces.

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Unlock Employee Mental Fitness: A Guide for Leaders on the 80-20 Rule

Each of us carries an invisible backpack containing our personal adversity load, social determinants, circumstances, and physical health, which influences the energy drained as we move through our day.

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How To Build a Trauma-Informed Workplace Culture

Violence and harassment, including uncivil, disrespectful, and abusive conduct, are on the rise in Canadian workplaces. We don’t have to wait until...

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How To Address The Bullying Bystander Effect At Work

As leaders, we’d like to think we left bullying behind in our childhood playground. Yet the truth is not so reassuring; a recent workplace survey...

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Start off the new year by showing you care: Conduct a respectful workplace audit

The workplace significantly influences employees’ experiences; every interaction creates positive or negative emotions. If they have more negative...

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Build the workplace culture you want by offering leadership coaching

A psychologically safe culture is an emotionally safe, caring, inclusive and welcoming environment. Employees feel safe speaking up and sharing their...

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Show new & young workers that safety is part of your organization's DNA

CBC recently reported that the province of Ontario is facing a historic labour shortage. At the time of the report in early October, there were over...

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Do You Know How To Strengthen Employee Resilience? Start By Addressing Their Adversity Load

Resiliency is a trainable intrapersonal skill. Despite common perception, it is not intuitive; it must be learned and practiced. The APA suggests it...

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How to Create a Positive Workplace Culture from Afar

In June, the CEO Health + Safety Leadership Network hosted Innovative Concepts for Working Together in a Post-Pandemic World, a panel discussion...

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8 Ways You Can Help Prevent Burnout Among Your Employees

When biology upsets the nervous system, and a worker gets caught in a cycle of mental exhaustion and unpleasant emotions (stress, fear of failure,...

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CEOs see success when safety is their north star

In a recent episode of the Inside the Strategy Room podcast, author, Harvard Business School professor, and former CEO of Medtronic, Bill George,...

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