Posts Categorized: Leadership Development

How to Make Mentoring Work for You – A Protégé’s Perspective

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Mentoring, according to Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith in their “Managers as Mentors” book is, “At its most basic level, it is simply the act of helping another to learn.” For us at MarchFifteen, mentoring is defined as a pair of individuals working together in order to achieve specific objectives for skills growth and development…. Read more »

Teaching Leaders What to Stop – A Guest Blog by Marshall Goldsmith

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Marshall Goldsmith’s thought-provoking insights on leadership are highly regarded globally, earning him a title as one of the top ten Most-Influential Business Thinkers in the World.  While leaders work on what they need to do more of, what they need to do less of has the tendency to go unaddressed, and thus can hinder their performance and… Read more »

Surprising Developments In The Gender Gap – A Guest Blog by Sherry Cooper

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Often referred to as one of the most influential women in Canada, Dr. Sherry Cooper has a long list of accomplishments to her name, including being the first woman appointed Director of a Bay St. investment firm.  Recently, Dr. Cooper addressed “Surprising Developments in the Gender Gap” on her blog.  Although the gender gap in executive… Read more »

The Amazing Race Challenge – A Guest Blog by the Institute of Management & Innovation at University of Toronto, Mississauga

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Irene Wiecek, a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Associate Director of the Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program (MMPA) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga’s Institute of Management & Innovation, always believed that the program should not only focus on educating the future Accountants, but preparing the students to enter the workplace as well rounded members of… Read more »

Sharpen The Saw Of Your Sales Team

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At MarchFifteen we continuously keep on top of our clients’ business needs, listening to what is both said and not said.  Well, we have heard you, and naturally we are expanding our services to now include Sales Assessment and Development, led by our new Strategic Partner, Michael Ehling. Michael’s sales and coaching expertise in large… Read more »

The 70:20:10 Model – A Guest Blog by Phil LeNir

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There is more and more noise surrounding the 70:20:10 model in business. Not only limited to L&D but even in business. We recognize the dire need to engage talent and focus the efforts on development and growth. The discussions about how the model can be adjusted, applied, interpreted and embedded in the existing processes and… Read more »

Top Ten Skills Future Leaders Will Need to Master – A Guest Blog by Estelle Métayer

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It’s no secret that in today’s developing world we must confront new realities. Technology is advancing at epic speeds, allowing us to circulate information faster than ever. In turn, the economic landscape is changing, the way we communicate is transforming, and the way we do business needs to keep up with the pace. By outlining ten specific… 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 »