Posts Tagged: leadership

Navigating Ambiguity Part 2 – Team Cohesion in a Socially Isolated Workplace

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Team cohesion, or the degree to which being part of a team is especially compelling to its members, is a critical characteristic of high-performing groups. Many studies have shown that a prerequisite component of high-performing teams is the degree to which members enjoy, or seek out opportunities, to work with one another. Over the past… Read more »

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 »

Generalists are the New Unicorns

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Have you noticed that more and more we have too many specialists and not enough generalists in our society and in the workplace? Do you think we are off-kilter and overloaded on the specialist side these days? I would argue yes, but you’re welcome to decide. As a career coach and executive leadership coach, I… 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 »

From Strategy to Execution – Sharing Wisdom from the Field: A Practitioner’s View on Strategy Execution

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According to the Conference Board of Canada , the most enduring item listed in the challenges facing CEO’s is strategy execution (2008). The adage, “Dear CEO, when you get tired of telling the strategy storyline, you have reached three percent of your target population” appears to hold a kernel of truth. In this blog, we… 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 »

Interview with Sherry Prenevost, Photographer – What does it mean to be a Canadian?

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As part of MarchFifteen’s Canada 150 celebration, we are interviewing prominent people in various fields to gain their thoughts and insights to the question, “What does it mean to be a Canadian?” Maria Milanetti was pleased to interview Sherry Prenevost, renowned social documentary and travel photographer, as part of this initiative.  MarchFifteen has enjoyed a… Read more »