TC 273: Praise and Gratitude at Work

TC 273: Praise and Gratitude at Work

In this week’s Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz welcomes her sister Amy Frost and Amy’s husband Major Ross Bryant, USA Retired, to discuss praise and gratitude in the workplace. Ross and Amy both have extensive experience working with and leading teams. Currently Ross is the Director of Veterans Services at UNLV, and has built his team from the ground up. In the discussion, Ross stresses the importance of communication, respect, not punishing people for honest mistakes, accountability, and other characteristics to build an effective team. “Praise is good, but it has to be grounded in a sense of reality and teamwork and accomplishment that brings value to where people are really energized about being part of the team.”...

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TC261: Difficult People at Work

TC261: Difficult People at Work

Host Robin Masiewicz welcomes her sister Amy Frost to discuss techniques for dealing with difficult people in the workplace. Amy offers a five-step technique to help you regain your composure and respond more thoughtfully when a difficult situation arises. This allows you to use your better judgement to respond to the situation, rather than simply reacting. Another topic is the importance of self-care via nutrition, meditation, exercise, and other means to help you stay positive and deal with day-to-day issues. Taking care of yourself will help you manage stress more effectively. We all encounter difficult or unreasonable people in our lives (if you don’t then you may be someone else’s difficult person!). We may be stuck with an annoying relative at...

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TC 256: Grace in the Workplace

TC 256: Grace in the Workplace

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz is joined by her sister Amy Frost and Amy’s colleague Dr. Kymn to discuss Grace in the Workplace. Amy and Dr. Kymn are currently co-writing a book on this subject. They share some recent examples of people that demonstrate these virtues in their own workplaces –from the hotel shuttle driver, to the waiter at the restaurant, to the corporate executive. One of the questions they ask people as they continue their research for the book is “What does grace at work mean to you? How does one exhibit that?” Some tips from this episode: Look for the good things that are happening, and acknowledge the people that are making them happen. Before lunch, find someone to...

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