Working with someone you dislike

Working with someone you dislike

Bernard is a real pain. So says Beth, one of Bernard’s teammates. There’s been bad blood between these two for years, and Beth has no patience for dealing with Bernard, even when she has to partner with him on projects. As the new team leader, how do you...
Navigating tough team conversations

Navigating tough team conversations

Teams across the world are engaged in conversations around race, racism, white privilege and equity. These issues are complex and deeply emotional. That’s why: Organizations need to remain committed to open, honest dialogue that takes place over time. One...
Staying on the high road

Staying on the high road

Challenging times bring out both the very best of our human qualities – and, unfortunately, sometimes the worst. COVID-19 examples abound, from people checking in on vulnerable neighbors to those who take advantage by hoarding and selling necessities at...
Intense emotions at work

Intense emotions at work

When a person is struggling with intense feelings at the office, it can be hard for others to know what to do. Strong emotions are in evidence everywhere, with varying frequency, even in organizations where the culture is more rational and restrained. The first...
Leave it at the door

Leave it at the door

Today’s guest blogger is Spencer Westley, former Humanergy intern and current thriving young professional. As I go to work each day, I’m continually reminded that I am no longer in college. In college, I could wake up on the wrong side of the bed, throw on a...