Posts by author: Edyta Pacuk

A World Full of Paradoxes

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Feeling overwhelmed and confused? You are not alone. LEGO has identified 11 paradoxes to remind managers and leaders of the tensions they need to balance at all times. Here are some of their realities: To be able to establish close relationships with your employees – and to keep the proper distance To take the lead… Read more »

2020 Awaits

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Back to work – 2020 is awaiting! This year is promising to be fabulous. I am starting this blog by extending to you my wishes of happiness and health, fun and growth. Last year was a bold year. I think the sad experiences of losing a few dear ones at the end of 2018 prompted… Read more »

Welcoming the New Year

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January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »

A Pause On Today…

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As I was walking through a downtown food court I was struck by the presence of many teenagers and remembered that today is Take Your Kids to Work Day. I empathize with those of you who are accompanied by your kids because your day is most probably not going the way you had planned. However, kudos… Read more »

Never Settle

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I had a chuckle this morning in my gym, where the owner has created the cheesiest wall of “inspirational quotes”. The first one I saw was smack in the middle of the wall: Never Settle. Never Settle – my Mum used to say this to me. Growing up in an environment where “having” meant collaboration… Read more »

Do values really matter?

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Just in case the title was misleading… Yes, they do! Organizational values are the foundation and essence of your organization’s identity. When properly implemented, they form the DNA of who you are as an entity. Values that are congruent with the core aspirations of your organization help to inspire actively living the purpose, and distinguish… Read more »

Focus, Faith, Fun and Fortune

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Oh my goodness…. 2016 was a tough year for me. I am glad it is over, and look very much forward to a more positive 2017. But will it be? Like for many of my fellow Boomer/Xers, on a personal side, a few fears have become a reality: aging and frail parents, son becoming independent,… Read more »

From Strategy to Execution

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It starts with a dream, an ambition – when you want, when you need to take your organization to a different place. It becomes your vision. A brilliant strategy instills confidence and calm in people around you. It fosters a degree of optimism that the impossible things can be achieved. But without flawless execution, the… Read more »

Celebrating 5 Splendid Years of MarchFifteen

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“The tidal wave can lead to wholesale destruction, but it is the incessant, and much smaller, daily tidal force that moves all boats worldwide.” I do not know to whom I should attribute this quote, but I think it is a good one.  As I prepared myself for the celebration, and my talk to all… Read more »

Everest Base Camp Expedition Musings…

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First, without your help and support we would not have been able to send the 20 women who have been victims of violence to Outward Bound Canada’s Women of Courage program. Thank you for making it happen. Thank you for your generosity and phenomenal support! I’ve been back in Toronto for a little while now…and… Read more »