Posts by author: MarchFifteen

Managing and Courting Conflict in Teams and Virtual Teams

Posted by & filed under Leadership, Organizational Psychology.

Some conflict in teams is inevitable and, in fact, can be healthy. When we have different values as individuals, communication becomes paramount so that we can understand where conflicts can arise. As noted by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, the more we really get to know people, the better we get along. Familiarity… Read more »

Let’s stop “shoulding”​ on each other – A Guest Blog by Kevin McKenzie

Posted by & filed under Positive Psychology at Work.

We are pleased to share an article by MarchFifteen’s friend, Senior Advisory Partner at EY, Kevin McKenzie, whose common sense and insight is always refreshing and meaningful.  Kevin astutely observes the emotionality of people during difficult times, and how they might respond when “shoulded”. A great piece, and a useful addition to our toolbox on how to operate… Read more »

The ART of Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Guest Blog by Suzanne Killick

Posted by & filed under Positive Psychology at Work.

“I broke my leg!” Sally called in this morning and shared her news with Barb, her manager. Barb was sympathetic and offered assistance with organizing Sally’s sick time. She let Sally’s team know and they were understanding and quickly planned to send flowers and a card. Barb worked with the team to help reorganize their… Read more »

COVID-19 Virtual (Just-in-time) Coaching

Posted by & filed under Announcements.

As we all continue to work through this crisis, MarchFifteen is acutely aware of the extra pressures placed on managers. We are implementing a temporary coaching offer to help managers – and thus your teams – deal with: The anxiety around the current state of ambiguity and uncertainty. Their own stress and the stress of… Read more »

Kurt Hahn’s Five Pillars

Posted by & filed under Reflection.

As many of you know, Outward Bound is an organization that is close to MarchFifteen’s heart. We are deeply connected to their mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery. Their simple philosophy of “there is more in you than you think” is especially applicable in trying times like… Read more »

The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored – A Guest Blog by Helen Hirsh Spence

Posted by & filed under Business.

We are excited to share with you a fascinating blog by MarchFifteen friend, Helen Hirsh Spence, offering a fresh perspective on the value of senior workers in the workplace. Enjoy the read! The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored By: Helen Hirsh Spence Over the last few years I have attended… Read more »

Because It’s Mother’s Day…

Posted by & filed under Reflection.

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we think this post by Daniel Pink is worth a read and watch. PINKCAST 3.03: This is how to be a better (and saner) parent. In honor of Mother’s Day, today’s Pinkcast offers a tip on how to become a more capable and compassionate parent. For advice, I… Read more »

Technical Skills Get You The Job, But Soft Skills Make Your Career – A Guest Blog by Anne Sowden

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Anne Sowden is a Certified Image Consultant and owner of Here’s Looking at You. She provides image enhancement advice, verbal and non-verbal communication skills education, culture-specific coaching, as well as etiquette and protocol training. Anne works with both teams and individual clients so that they represent their companies with confidence and professionalism, and helps them to… Read more »