Entries by Melissa Dawn

What Does it Mean to Be Transparent in the Workplace?

It’s said that transparency in the workplace builds trust, which leads to better communication, fewer interpersonal issues, greater employee retention, and many other benefits. But, what does it actually mean to practice transparency? What does it look like? Is it possible to overshare? What about confidentiality? What if everyone else rejects the idea?

How to Find Self Acceptance in a World Designed for Self-Criticism

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise L. Hay Let me ask you… do you practice radical self acceptance? I mean the kind of self acceptance that embraces absolutely every aspect of yourself with love, kindness and not one hint of […]

How Do You Increase Influence in the Workplace?

Let me ask you… how do you effectively influence people at work? In today’s landscape, a successful leader is an agent of positive influence. That means being skilled at inspiring others to create with you. What’s most important to know about influential leadership is that it can be learned. Yes, some people seem to be […]

Why Asking Good Questions Can Help You Be a Better Leader

At the end of a long workday, many of us feel drained and unfulfilled. This is because we spend our days sliding into problem-solving or Rescuer mode. That might sound… like a good thing? Like that’s what we’re supposed to do at work? Especially as leaders? Sure, problem-solving is great, but there are two big […]