Namaste! My goodness what an experience! So humbling! Where to start … People of Nepal are real and beautifully gentle. The life they seem to lead is hard and honest. Today we visited a hospital in Kunde, and the doctor running it told us that women walk 2-3 hours through the mountains to give birth… Read more »
PwC 19th Annual Global CEO Survey
PwC has recently published their 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. We are grateful to have obtained permission from PwC to share it with you. Especially since the results are fascinating! Just a preview… CEOs today are less confident about global economic and business growth prospects in these uncertain times. Only 35% of the surveyed Executives… Read more »
Climbing Your Next Mountain
Entering into the as-yet-unsullied space of a new year, we are surrounded by invitations to set goals, start new ventures, make big changes and generally transform our lives. Which all sounds great, until about the middle of January at which point we realize that we haven’t set ourselves up for success, and we’ve lapsed back… Read more »
Do you have your Professional New Year’s Resolution?
Most of us start the year with some ghastly personal resolution that we intend to keep, we keep for the first week of the year, and then, full of guilt… forget. What about our professional resolution… Should we have one? The beginning of the year also provides an opportunity to reflect on how we can… Read more »
The Gift of Feedback
How we see ourselves, as well as the ways in which we choose to develop, are often greatly influenced by others. If we reflect on our lives, our choices, it is easy to see how the awareness of how we have impacted others greatly influences the person we have become. It is this ongoing ebb… Read more »
The Price of Avoiding Conflict
We often hear about conflict management within organizations, and I don’t imagine it is something that will die down anytime soon. Recently, the topic resurfaced when I got my own Conflict Management Style results from a Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI). It seems that my chief way of handling conflict (according to my own answers) was to… Read more »
How to Make Take Your Kids To Work Day…Really Work!
For over two decades now, on the first Wednesday of every November, organizations across the country see an influx of employees. Thanks to The Learning Partnership’s Take Your Kids to Work DayTM, on this day, more than 250,000 Grade 9 students enter Canada’s workforce. As we become increasingly familiar with the benefits of hands-on learning,… Read more »
Want to be in business in 10 years? Manage your knowledge!
If it is true that over 40% of organizational value lies in its non-tangible assets (people), and recognizing key people will leave your organization at some point, it is obvious that Knowledge Management, including knowledge transfer, should be one of your critical strategic preoccupations. However, this is not usually the case. Knowledge Management is often… Read more »
How to Act with Courage in Business
Courage: The ability to do something that frightens one; to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of possible criticism. Any Google search on courage takes us to a long list of children’s books on the topic, so evidently, we value it and do our best to pass it along to children early… Read more »
Waking Up to the Importance of Succession Planning
In recent years, we have observed many organizations realize the value of developing and promoting internal resources. Reflecting on the work we did 15 years ago, there were significantly more mandates for external selection purposes, than for internal promotion and development. Today, more and more of our clients are investing in developing their emerging Leaders…. Read more »