How do I know if an employee is faking depression?

How do I know if an employee is faking depression?

Faking depression, otherwise known as malingering, is easier than faking physical illness because the signs and symptoms are less obvious.  It’s important to thoroughly investigate prior to labelling someone a “malingerer” and indeed, I have seen far too often in my...
What do I do if my Boss is a Bully?

What do I do if my Boss is a Bully?

This is a question I have been asked on a number of occasions, especially during assertiveness workshops so let me give you some insight and tips. First of all, as with any subject mental health related, it’s useful to try to understand the issue at hand before trying...

Remote Communication Epic Fails

A fun, educational and bonding workshop for you and your team. Designed not only to be enlightening but entertaining, fun and team building. A 1½ hour workshop at your office for an unlimited number of attendees.

The Power of being Assertive

Contact the event organizer to RSVP and secure your spot – tmlb@absamail.co.za What does it mean to be assertive? The spectrum of communication styles. The effect of Personality Disorders & Mental Illness on communication style. Assertiveness techniques....

Understanding & Managing Burnout

Contact the event organizer to RSVP and secure your spot – tmlb@absamail.co.za Some history about the condition. The 3 dimensions. People at risk and warning signs. Cost to company and employee. The 6 domains (causes). Measuring / assessment tools. The 5 different...

Understanding & Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

*Please note this webinar workshop will run on the 10th and 11th of June from 09:00 to 12:00, on both days. Contact the event organizer to RSVP and secure your spot – tmlb@absamail.co.za The contents of the workshop/webinar include the following: 1. Defining,...

Remote Communication Epic Fails

A fun, educational and bonding workshop for you and your team. Designed not only to be enlightening but entertaining, fun and team building. A 1½ hour workshop at your office for an unlimited number of attendees.
Sharing some criticism – part 2

Sharing some criticism – part 2

Some of you may have read my previous article on “sharing some criticism” in which I was the recipient of the criticism.  Today I want to share a recent experience where I was the deliverer of the criticism – an experience in which the receiver has seemingly been...
Winning against all odds – a story of inspiration

Winning against all odds – a story of inspiration

In 1998 I started assessing people who, as a result of a medical condition (illness or injury), have become incapacitated to some extent.  These medical conditions have ranged from what could be considered relatively minor ailments such as bunions and dislocated...

Understanding & Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

*Please note this webinar workshop will run on the 13th and 14th of May from 09:00 to 12:00, on both days. Contact the event organizer to RSVP and secure your spot – tmlb@absamail.co.za The contents of the workshop/webinar include the following: 1. Defining,...