Posts by author: MarchFifteen

Reaching the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Here’s more from Edyta’s adventures atop Mt. Kilimanjaro… January 18 (morning) – Everything EVERYTHING is damp and cold feeling this morning. Five degrees outside.  But you just pick yourself up, dry your sleeping bag as best as you can and continue on. Little disciplines, routines… Showering with a baby wipe is still… painful. January 18… Read more »

Up Mt. Kilimanjaro They Go…

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MarchFifteen President, Edyta Pacuk, and her fellow climbers for the Outward Bound Canada Women of Courage program are on their way up Mt. Kilimanjaro! We have been lucky to receive updates from Edyta on their progress this week… all the way from Tanzania!!! Check out what the group has been up to and keep following us for… Read more »

How HR kills innovation in HR

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From our strategic partner CoachingOurselves, provocative musings on the impact of HR. How HR kills innovation in HR by Philip LeNir, co-authored with David Creelman “Whatever you do, please don’t mention this to anyone in HR, they will kill it”. That quote may sound odd but it is real. The ‘it’ being kept secret from… Read more »

The Giving Field

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This piece on making a social footprint, is based on the idea of purposeful living. In this blog post written by Warren Nilsson of Organization Unbound, two individuals, from a small organization in Montreal called L’Abri en Ville, speak about the exchange of giving that takes place when those who volunteer become positively affected by… Read more »

Remembering Mandela

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To many of us Nelson Mandela is the inspiring symbol of leadership. His vision, stubbornness about principles, capacity to forgive, relentless focus on achieving his purpose and mission combined with a wonderful sense of joy have served as a moral compass for as long as we can remember. With his passing a chapter in modern… Read more »

Kili Countdown

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It costs Outward Bound $2,000 to send one woman who has suffered violence to a transformational experience in the Canadian Wilderness.  The Women of Courage (WOC) program helps participants discover their strengths and provides the tools to allow these strengths to be used confidently in daily life. I want to fundraise enough money to allow… Read more »

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 3) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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Following is the third and final excerpt of the themed topic discussion workbook on Decision Making: It’s not what you think.  This new format for developing leaders and managers by Henry Mintzberg and Phil LeNir is based on the 70:20:10 framework. There are no lectures, no disconnect from the workplace, just group of managers developing… Read more »

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 2) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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Following is the second excerpt of the themed discussion on Decision Making: It’s not what you think.  This new format for developing leaders and managers by Henry Mintzberg and Phil Le Nir is based on the 70;20;10 framework. There are no lectures, no disconnect from the workplace, just groups of managers developing together during 90… Read more »

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 1) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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You all know how proud we are of our partnership with CoachingOurselves. We strongly believe in the intellectual stimulus combined with practicality its learning methodology provides to our community of clients. The following three blogs (posted weekly) showcase Henry Mintzberg’s perspectives on the “burden” each of us managers carry, requiring critical judgment and courage: decision… Read more »