Posts Tagged: growth

Remote Work is Here to Stay

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The inevitable has happened: we blinked and are almost in our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mass introduction of remote working in many companies across the globe seems to be here to stay. Whether you prefer to have your employees in the office, at home or a hybrid mixture of the two,… Read more »

Thursday Thoughts: Walking Meetings

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It’s been a while since I had my last “walk-about-coaching” session with a client. Downtown Toronto being muggy and full of construction was not the loveliest backdrop for a meeting, however, it was fantastic to engage in a conversation whilst taking a stroll. Yes, there are significant benefits to walking meetings! Research shows that aside… Read more »

The Great Reality

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It is not called the “Great Resignation” anymore. It is called “Reality”. When the trend of the “Great Resignation” was acknowledged a year ago, many of our clients saw this as a reaction to the pandemic, a fad that would fade away within a few months. Now, a year later, we have to come to… 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 »

The Role of an Advisory Board in Start-Ups and Independent Businesses

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As the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says, “it’s impossible for one person to know everything about their industry or business” (BDC, 2017). The concept of an Advisory Board, made up of knowledgeable business people, can provide experience and perspective that you may not have within your organization. These types of Boards are being… 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 »

Critical Thinking and Potential for Development

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When assessing potential, our clients often ask us “How quickly can the individual grow into the role?”, or “Can this competency be easily developed?”, and my response usually highlights that it depends on how committed the leader is to changing current behaviours and developing new ones. While I still wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I… Read more »

Mt. Everest – The Climb So Far Part 2

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Hello Everybody, Rest day here at Pheriche. There is now roughly 2/3 of the oxygen as compared to sea level, making breathing tougher, and fatigue is creeping in faster… Our surroundings become proportionally more beautiful, IF I raise my head to see it when walking!! Tomorrow our most challenging phase begins. We are trekking to… Read more »