Is The MSW The New MBA?

| Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Tomorrow’s CEOs will be working in an environment that demands proactive empathy with the needs of an ever-changing workforce, and innovative collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders on the most pressing issues that face our global society. That sounds to me like a job for a social worker who might be able to help not just the world’s companies but its people and environment as well.

Is The MSW The New MBA? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Building Strength and Resilience: Tools for Early-Career Social Workers

Helping human beings in distress is a rewarding profession—and a stressful one. It can be hard to stay positive, because problems are what we are expected (and expect ourselves) to solve. These expectations take a toll and sometimes result in a process of gradual exhaustion, cynicism, and loss of commitment…. Read the tips from Marilyn Lammert on

Building Strength and Resilience: Tools for Early-Career Social Workers –

I disclosed my disability. Now my manager treats me differently

Does your honest approach work for you?

When organizations need to accommodate disabled employees, this often generates jealousy, resentment, even hostility because co-workers only see the end product of accommodation (like a shorter work week, flexible hours, or reduced responsibilities) without knowing the reasons behind the changes. But it is especially unacceptable when a manager acts in the way you describe, since management is privy to those private details.

While your manager may not be making decisions that directly affect your job security, behaviour like this can constitute discriminatory harassment under human rights legislation if it is linked to your disabled status. Further, differential treatment that demeans or belittles an employee may constitute personal harassment under corporate internal policies, or even bullying under provincial law, depending on where you work.

I disclosed my disability. Now my manager treats me differently – The Globe and Mail.

How to build confidence at work

Based on The Globe and Mail Report

People might be confident enough to ask a question or interact well in a conference. Does it mean that they are confident at work?  In my opinion it would be hard for someone to assess the confidence level of an individaul from what we see outside-the appearance, communications or a smiling face.

The following article appeared on the Globe provides a more appreciable answer to the question.

Two women walk into a boardroom for a meeting. One sails in with her shoulders back, takes a seat at the centre of the table, and speaks up. Another quickly sinks into a line of chairs against the wall, and spends the meeting silently hunched over her notebook. Who is more confident?

While confidence may be hard to articulate, we know it when we see it. And those whose stock-in-trade is to help build it say the stakes could not be higher.

How to build confidence at work – The Globe and Mail.

What are the habits of highly humanistic physicians?

Are you a humanistic person? Attitudes of the humanistic physicians include:

  • Approaching patients with a sense of humility and real curiosity about their lives, especially toward those patients to whom it may seem difficult to relate
  • Treating their patients as they themselves would wish to be treated
  • Seeing their role as not merely taking care of the medical aspect of their patients, but also helping their patients through life struggles– ‘being there with and for the patient.”

Physicians were able to identify habits they practice to actively sustain their humanism:

  • Ongoing and active self-reflection (specifically, reflecting on ways to be more compassionate toward patients)
  • Being in a teaching role, where learners stimulate the physician and remind them to uphold the standard of humanism
  • Practicing mindfulness and other spiritual practices

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation | What are the habits of highly humanistic physicians?.