Recent Posts by Ovi Berghezan

Surviving and Thriving in a Pandemic

Are you familiar with normalcy bias? If the terminology doesn't ring a bell, the behaviours associated with this bias might. In "Overcoming Psychological Obstacles to Beating Coronavirus" author Eric Haseltine, Ph.D. defines it this way, "The normalcy bias, simply put, is people's tendency to discount the risks of a pending or developing disaster because they…
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Leaders: Are You Giving At-Risk Employees the Attention They Need?

By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley French version: Dirigeants: Accordez-vous assez d’attention aux employés à risque qui ont besoin d’aide? Before COVID, one in five employees had a mental health issue of some kind, including substance use disorders. Now, one year into the pandemic, a Leger poll conducted on behalf of the Mental Health Commission…
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Does Your Leadership Tone Promote Mental Health?

By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley French version: Le ton de votre leadership favorise-t-il la santé mentale? Every leader sets a unique tone in their organization. Shaped by personal beliefs, communication, and small daily actions, that tone can have a powerful effect on employees’ perception of their workplace and the leader themself. Most leaders have…
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How employers can help women returning to work

By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley Over the past few decades, gender equity in the workplace has come a long way. The pay gap has narrowed (albeit not closed all the way), there are more women in leadership roles, and there is broader female representation in male-dominated industries. However, the pandemic has shown us…
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